CHALLENGE 2018 dates are set! Saturday, June 23 – Friday, July 28. Applications will be accepted from January 3, 2018 through April 13, 2018. We are expected to accept 120 participants. Last year, we reached capacity and some applicants were not able to attend. We expect this year to be the same. Therefore, if you are interested in Challenge 2018, you should apply as soon as possible to secure a spot.
The Challenge fee is $500. It has remained $500 for nearly 15 years. This year, we reviewed the cost and decided to keep the fee at $500 despite an increase in program costs to over $2,500 per student. A major consideration in our decision making was the high correlation between Challenge participation and Fall semester performance. Here at Georgia Tech, the OMED office is committed to student success and we do not want anyone to miss out on this opportunity due to cost. We hope you will choose similarly by applying to attend Challenge, today!
The Challenge fee is not due until May 19, 2018 so don’t let that affect your decision to apply. We will notify applicants of their acceptance status with Challenge from April 10- May 10, 2018.
*Please note: A small number of sponsorships are available to cover the program fee for students that demonstrate significant financial need.