GIST encourages applications from candidates with strong academic potential, high motivation for pursuing a career in the areas of science and technology, and focused intellectual and professional interests.
The Admissions Committee is composed of faculty members. Applications are usually reviewed by at least four readers. Admissions decisions are based on an evaluation of all materials submitted in support of the application.
One's study plan, professional experience, and letters of recommendation provide very important qualitative evidence concerning an applicant's academic records, professional background, and potential. Strong academic records and high test scores do not ensure admission. Other kinds of significant achievement, including the overcoming of economic, societal or educational obstacles are also considered important.
The admissions review is based on a comparison of the applicant's qualifications among all those who apply, weighing the school's general admissions criteria in ways that can ensure the diversity of student background, experience, and interest. There are a greater number of qualified applicants than can be admitted each academic year. The complex task of selection, therefore, involves a careful evaluation of past accomplishment and future promise.
Application for Graduate Admission
We suggest that all application materials be enclosed when the completed documents are sent to the Section of Admissions. Although applicants may submit a resume, they should not complete any section of the application by referring to an enclosed resume or other portions of the application. We acknowledge receipt of all applications; however, it is the applicant's responsibility to check with the Section of Admissions to verify that all materials have been received. The application and all accompanying materials become the property of GIST and are not returnable.
Study Plan in the Online Application Form
Your typed statement is a very important part of your application and is reviewed with great care. We would like your statement to address your professional experiences, past and current, your academic interests and objectives, and your future goals. In addition, please feel free to add any other relevant information. It is imperative that the statement of purpose by fully representative of who you are, how our program matches your academic needs, and what you will do after graduating.
Degree Verification Information in the Online Application Form
You will take full responsibility for the accuracy of the documentation that you provide. In the event that any academic information that you submitted is found to be false or to contain inaccurate statements, your admission to GIST will be cancelled. That's why we collect information for the degree verification in the online application form. We will contact your Registrar to verify your most recent degree.
College and University Transcript
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work are required. Applicants must submit university records verified by the appropriate university official. Such records should show courses completed, grades received, grading scales, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and percentile rank in class. Be sure to specify to your school(s) that your transcripts should be sent to you in sealed envelope. A few institutions will not release transcripts to students. If this is the case, we will accept such credentials sent directly from the college or university. If you attended more than one college, submit one transcript of grades from each institution. If you are currently a student, do not wait for mid-year grades; submit a transcript of grades through the preceding term. You must submit a transcript from all institutions listed on the application. If your credentials will be submitted under any other name, please indicate this on the first page of your application.
Letters of Recommendation
Applicants are requested to submit, with other application materials, two letters of recommendation that have been forwarded in sealed envelopes to the applicant. Recommendation forms should be given to people who have worked closely with you in either an academic or professional capacity and who will be able to relate specific information about your performance and abilities. Recommendations must be written by faculty members of the school or institution you attended who are familiar with your academic work. It is helpful if recommendations come from individuals who are able to comment on different aspects of your performance.