The Georgia Tech Global Learning center is compliant under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any individual who requires accommodation for participation in any course offered by GTPE should contact us prior to the start of the course.
Courses that are part of certificate programs include a required assessment. Passing criteria is determined by the instructor and is provided to learners at the start of the course.
CEUs are awarded to participants who attend a minimum of 80% of the scheduled class time.
Georgia Tech’s Office of Research Security and Compliance requires citizenship information be maintained for those participating in most GTPE courses. Citizenship information is obtained directly from the learner at the time of registration and is maintained in the Georgia Tech Student System.
GTPE reserves the right to substitute instructors, change course dates and locations, or cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen events. If GTPE cancels a course, participants will be notified via email or phone and will be given the option for a full refund or to transfer their registration and any fees paid to another course. It is the responsibility of the student to pay any difference in price, if applicable, when a transfer is made. GTPE is not responsible for nonrefundable plane tickets, hotel and rental car deposits, nor any other expenses incurred.
Participants in GTPE courses are required to complete an online profile that meets the requirements of Georgia Tech Research Security. Information collected is maintained in the Georgia Tech Student System. The following data elements are considered directory information and are collected from each participant as part of the registration and profile setup process:
- Full legal name
- Email address
- Shipping address
- Company name
This data is not published in Georgia Tech’s online directory system and therefore is not currently available to the general public. GTPE data is not sold or provided to external entities.
The following data elements, if in the Georgia Tech Student Systems, are consider sensitive information and are only available to Georgia Tech employees with a business need-to-know:
- Georgia Tech ID
- Date of birth
- Religious preferences
- Social security numbers
- Registration information
- Class schedules
- Attendance records
- Academic history
GTPE instructors and participants shall refer to the Georgia Tech website in the event of inclement weather. Please be advised that if campus is closed for any reasons, all classroom courses are also cancelled.
GTPE certificates of program completion consist of a prescribed number of required and elective courses offered and completed at Georgia Tech within a consecutive six-year period. Exceptions, such as requests for substitutions or credit for prior education, can be requested through the petition form. Exceptions cannot be guaranteed.
To receive a full refund, you must submit a withdrawal request 10 or more business days prior to the course start date. Final course grade will be a W.
To receive a full refund, you must submit a withdrawal request prior to the course start date and have not previously accessed the course. Final course grad will be a W.
Course substitutions are allowed if for the same course and requested two or more business days prior to the start of the course. All substitution requests must be submitted via the GTPE Substitution Form. Substitutions cannot be guaranteed for classified, restricted, or approval-required courses.
Course transfers are allowed if requested 10 or more business days prior to the start of the course. All transfer requests must be submitted via the GTPE Transfer Form.
Georgia Tech is a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus. The use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, and any other smoking devices that use tobacco are strictly prohibited. There are no designated smoking areas on campus.
Courses that are eligible for special discounts will be noted accordingly on the course page. Only one coupon code can be entered during the checkout process and cannot be redeemed after checkout is complete. If you have already registered and forgot to use your coupon code, you can request an eligible refund. GTPE will cancel any transaction where a coupon was misused or ineligible. If you are unsure if you can use your coupon code, please check with the course administrator.
GTPE does not have a program for senior citizens. However, Georgia Tech offers a 62 or Older Program for Georgia residents who are 62 or older and are interested in taking for credit courses. This program does not pay for noncredit professional education courses. Visit the Georgia Tech Undergraduate Admissions page for more information on the undergraduate program and Georgia Tech Graduate Admissions page for more information on the graduate program.