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Challenge is the Georgia Tech’s Office of Minority Educational Development's (OMED) premiere, signature six-week residential summer transition program first-year students. 

Challenge is an opportunity for students to adjust and familiarize themselves with Georgia Tech.  Students enjoy an immersive holistic experience — not only experiencing GT academics, but professional development, corporate engagement, cultural exploration, social innovation projects; all while getting acclimated to campus with likeminded peers.

Challenge is designed to help prepare incoming first-year students for a successful college career by equipping them to address the 7Cs: Computer Science, Chemistry, Calculus, Communication, Career Development, Cultural Competency, and Community Service.

Additionally, during Challenge, participants can enhance the skills and tools required to navigate the academic demands and rigor of Georgia Tech and access the ample resources available here!

Challenge 2024 will take place June 22 – August 2.

Interested in joining the Challenge 2024 cohort - APPLY TODAY!

Apply for Challenge

Applications are open now. Click the button below to learn more about the application and admission process for Challenge.

Through Challenge, students will...

  • Attend courses taught by Georgia Tech professors and obtain an academic head start on the Institute’s curriculum
  • Experience living on campus and interacting with roommates
  • Get to know over 100 incoming and current Georgia Tech students
  • Foster a close peer network on campus before the beginning of the fall semester
  • Network with representatives from Fortune 500 companies
  • Have fun!

Challenge Program Director

For more information about Challenge, contact the program director:

Jelani Liddell, M.S.Ed.
Assistant Director, Outreach Initiatives
OMED: Educational Services

Over 20 years of data reflect that students who participate in Challenge graduate at a higher rate and with superior academic performance than their non-Challenge counterparts.