Prospective First-Year Students

First-year admission information sessions and campus tours are held Monday through Friday at 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. throughout the summer.

For visitors coming to campus over the summer, many academic departments will be offering specific programming for their respective major.  Attending the first-year admission information session and tour will include a 45- minute information session that highlights the many academic and extra-curricular opportunities available for Georgia Tech students.  The presenter will also cover the application requirements for first-year admission.

 

Campus Happenings in the Summer

Many Georgia Tech students remain on campus over the summer to take courses or conduct research. Summer courses vary in length, and could be over the course of the full summer or just a portion.  Students who do not remain on campus might be studying abroad or participating in an internship or co-op program. 

Over the summer, many of our incoming first-year students will start taking classes min-June as part of our iGniTe Sumer Program.  This is a great way for first-year students to get acclimated to campus, while getting a jumpstart on academic coursework.

Many students who remain on campus over the summer will be participating in a research project. Research opportunities are very popular among Georgia Tech students.  Students might participate in one of our Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program, which unites undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based context. Students are able to earn academic credits, while faculty and graduate students benefit from the team learning environment.  Students also participating in research projects sponsored by Georgia Tech’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.  

Outside of academics and research, Georgia Tech students who will be spending their summer in Atlanta due to various internship, job co-op job opportunities. Whether students are working on campus or around the Metro Atlanta area, students definitely stay busy during their summer.  For students seeking summer internships in Atlanta, the Center for Career Discovery and Development has many great resources to help connect students with opportunities.  Students definitely take advantage of their summers and even find time do enjoy many different activities here in Atlanta.  

Atlanta Happenings

While you are visiting Georgia Tech, you should allow for some time to explore the great city of Atlanta.  Whether you want to spend time outdoors and enjoy the warm summer weather or be indoors with the air conditioner pumping, there are many ways to explore Atlanta prior to or after your Georgia Tech visit!

For visitors that want to spend some time outdoors, recommendations include exploring the Beltline, a walking and bike path around the city that was designed as part of Ryan Gravel’s Georgia Tech master’s thesis.  Other outdoor activities includes exploring the Atlanta Botanical Gardens or hiking at Stone Mountain.

It can get pretty hot in Atlanta, so it is also a great idea to spend some time inside cooling off.  About a mile from campus, you can visit the World of Coca-Cola, National Center for Civil and Human Rights and Georgia Aquarium

If you are a sports fan, you can stop by the College Football Hall of Fame (is also located in Downtown Atlanta) or take in an Atlanta Braves baseball game, or an Atlanta United soccer game while you're in town.

You will definitely not go hungry while you are here in Atlanta.  Ponce City Market is a great place for the whole family to find options that they like.  The Ponce City Market Food Hall has over 20 different options to choose from!  There are many great options for BBQ and southern comfort food choices (Take a look at some of Georgia Tech’s admission counselors’ restaurant recommendations).

We look forward to seeing you on campus this summer!  If you have any questions regarding visiting campus, please contact us at admission@gatech.edu or 404-894-4154 during normal business hours.