New Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Georgia Institute of Technology! A Georgia Tech education is one of the best investments a student could make. At the Institute, we are committed to investing in the futures of our students and a better future for our world.

OMED offers the following programs to support new students – both incoming first-year students and incoming transfer and graduate students – at Georgia Tech:

Incoming First-Year Students
  • Challenge – Helps prepare incoming freshmen for a successful college career, both academically and socially, during a five-week intensive summer program.
  • Edge – Offers support from upperclassmen who serve as mentors to assist first-year students academically and socially.
Incoming Transfer and Graduate Students
  • Edge – Offers support from upperclassmen who serve as mentors to assist first-year students academically and socially.
  • Transitions – Enables graduate students and dual-degree/transfer students to network with peers, faculty, and staff as they settle into Georgia Tech. 

Challenge, a five-week academic preparation program, introduces incoming freshmen to the Georgia Tech experience over the summer, providing the skills necessary to succeed as undergraduates. During the program, students reside on campus and attend faculty and parent panel discussions.