Apply for Challenge

CHALLENGE 2020 dates are set! Saturday, June 20 – Friday, July 24. Applications will be accepted from mid-January 2020 through early-May 2020. You will be able to apply through your Georgia Tech Admissions portal, once you receive your acceptance notice. Please select the "Summer Options" button within your admissions portal environment.

We are expected to accept 150 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 2020, you should apply as soon as possible to secure a spot.

The Challenge fee is $500. It has remained $500 for over 17 years. This year, we reviewed the cost and decided to keep the fee at $500 despite an increase in program costs to over $3,000 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 2020 so don’t let that affect your decision to apply.  You may apply to multiple summer options. Upon an invitation to join, you will have to select only one. Join over 20 years of Challenge alumni in choosing Challenge! Be on the look out for additional information and a phone call from current students about Challenge. 

*Please note: A small number of sponsorships are available to cover the program fee for students that demonstrate significant financial need.