What GT services or resources will I still have access to once I graduate / leave Tech?

This FAQ was last modified on: Friday, November 17, 2017 02:03pm

Once you turn your tassel, the services provided by the Office of Information Technology change, but not everything goes away.

You may always be a Yellow Jacket, but you become a former student when you have not registered for two consecutive terms. After that, some — but not all — online resources will no longer be available to you. Here is an overview of what happens to your account when you break the Tech bubble for good.

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What You Keep

Your Georgia Tech account will always remain active so you can access certain systems, and, even when you are no longer a student, your password will not expire. Here are some resources that will be available to you for life:

  • Passport (the Personal Account Self Service Portal): This site allows you to manage your Georgia Tech account, control your alias (EMFL), manage your hints, and change your password if needed.
  • BuzzPort: Through BuzzPort, former students are able to maintain access to the Student Information System (OSCAR) to obtain transcripts, for example.
  • T-Square: Former students continue to have partial access to Tech’s course management and collaboration system, T-Square.

What You Lose

You will be notified via email before losing access to services such as:

What You Can Get

After leaving Tech, you will be able to access some services and resources only for a certain amount of time or, in some cases, for a fee. These include:

  • Library Resources: Alumni can access library print materials if they register through the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. The Library provides more information online. Even more access is available if you come to the library as a visitor; more on that here.
  • CareerBuzz: You will be able to access this career services system for a fee once you become a former student.
  • Jacket Community: This online alumni directory is provided by the Alumni Association. 
  • Lynda Online Training: Lynda, the online tutorial database open to the Tech community, will remain available to you for one full semester after you graduate.
  • TechWorks: If you ever worked for Georgia Tech, your access to TechWorks will remain active for up to two years after your employee status changes to “former.”
  • Email Address:  Former students who are in good standing with the Institute have the option of receiving Email Forwarding for Life (EMFL). EMFL does not provide you with a mailbox within the Georgia Tech email system, but it does allow you to keep your Georgia Tech email address (the @gatech.edu address), which will then deliver messages to any other valid email address.  Even if you already have been forwarding your email using your Georgia Tech email address, please log in to Passport and make sure that your Georgia Tech mailbox address is removed from your address delivery. Otherwise, anyone emailing you after Office 365 mailbox expires will receive an “undelivered” reply.  For more information on EMFL, see FAQs from OIT.