Challenge 2018 will be held from June 23-July 27. The Challenge program fee has been $500 for nearly 15 years. This year, we have reviewed everything and decided to keep the fee at $500 despite significant increases in overall program costs for the department.
In addition to the program fee, there are a few cost associated with participation.
Challenge participants will stay in dorms on Georgia Tech’s campus for the duration of the program. Boys and girls will be on separate floors with key access only to their floor. We will not receive individual room assignments from Georgia Tech Housing until early June. The Challenge program pays the $1,250+ housing cost for our participants.
Challenge does not provide meals each day for participants. Students have the option of cooking their own meals using the kitchen on each dorm floor, buying meals with a debit/credit card each day, or getting a guest meal plan.
FASET is an acronym for “Familiarization and Adaptation to the Surroundings and Environs of Tech,” an orientation program for new students, their parents, families, and guests. FASET is a Georgia Tech required orientation for all incoming freshman. It is separate from Challenge, yet Challenge participants do receive a discount for FASET 5.
CHALLENGE 2018 dates are set from June 23-July 27! The application process is under way. We are expected to accept 125 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 for students, yet it costs OMED over $2,500 per student to host Challenge. The cost beyond the $500 program fee is provided by institutional, state, and corporate funders. We do not want anyone qualified student to miss out on this opportunity due to cost.
The Challenge fee is not due until after May 29, 2018, so don’t let that affect your decision to apply.