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Student SSN Disclosure Statement (Admissions/Student Related Activities)


Federal law recognizes the student Social Security Number (SSN) as personally identifiable information under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). However, the law allows Georgia Tech to request and to use this information in compliance with state and federal guidelines. While you are not required to provide your SSN to be considered for admission to Georgia Tech, you are strongly encouraged to do so, if you have one. Providing a SSN will speed up matching of materials such as transcripts and test scores with your application. A SSN is required if you are applying for financial aid for federal tax benefits, or for employment; it may be required for other purposes. The information may be disclosed only under certain circumstances, including the following:

  • to other institutional officials;
  • to representatives of state and local educational authorities;
  • in connection with financial aid;
  • for research purposes to improve instruction;
  • to collection agents in connection with university-related business;
  • pursuant to an order from a court of law;
  • other circumstances as required by state or federal law.

Georgia Tech is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of student records.