All students admitted for the Summer Term must begin in iGniTe, unless they are admitted to Challenge or First-Year Semester Abroad. The summer term helps students acclimate to campus, get a head start on classes, and meet fellow incoming students before the fall semester. Learn about the different summer programs below and compare the options.
|iGniTe Summer Launch Program||Challenge Program||First-Year Semester Abroad (FYSA)|
|Program Overview||Students admitted to summer term are expected to begin in iGniTe unless they are admitted to FYSA or Challenge. iGniTe is your opportunity to get a head start on classes, learn the campus, and make friends! Students select from program tracks, attend events, and build relationships with their peers.||Challenge is Georgia Tech's premiere, signature five-week summer residential program for academic advancement, professional development, and cultural exploration, hosted by the Office of Minority Educational Development (OMED).||This innovative program leverages Georgia Tech’s global campuses and programs to provide a high-quality, experiential learning opportunity for incoming first-year students who wish to internationalize their college career right from the start.|
|Location||Georgia Tech’s main Atlanta campus.||Georgia Tech’s main Atlanta campus. Free on-campus housing is included.||Students begin their experience on our Atlanta campus, then travel to one of two locations: Metz, France (at GT Europe, with field trips in France) or Oxford, England (with two travel courses in Europe).|
|Program Dates||June 21 – August 3, 2023||June 24 – August 4, 2023||
|Program Size||500 students||150 students||100 students (50 per location)|
First-year students admitted to the fall or summer term are eligible to apply.
|Recommended For||All incoming first-year students.||
||Students interested in gaining intercultural competency skills and global perspectives.|
|Program Costs||Click here to review program costs.||$500 program fee, plus 70% of summer meal costs. Click here for details.||Program charge + tuition and fees. Click here for details.|
|Financial Aid Availability||Yes. Click here for instructions on how to apply for financial aid for the summer semester.||No. See "grades" below.||Yes. Click here for instructions on how to apply for financial aid for the summer semester.|
|Eligibile to Participate in Learning Community?||Yes.||Yes.||No.|
|Credit Hours Earned||6-7 credit hours (includes GT 1000 and two additional courses).||No degree credits will be earned through this program; only program credits toward monetary awards, 1-2 hour audit credit, and program GPA credit towards scholarships and stipends.||3 credit hours in the summer and 12-15 hours in the fall.|
|Grades||Grades earned during this program are permanent on your transcript.||
||Grades earned during this program are permanent on your transcript.|
|Video Overview||iGniTe overview||Challenge overview||FYSA overview|