Team Building


There is no “I” in T.E.A.M. Some may argue that there is no “WE” either. We have all been in situations in which we have felt both ways about the subject of TEAM. Whichever way you look at it, team building is an essential ingredient in success at Georgia Tech and life in general. 



Professional Development


Challenge Participants are presented with several professional development workshops sponsored  by leading corporations and facilitated by outstanding corporate representatives. In the past students have had one-on-one engagement with BP, Proctor & Gamble, 3M, John Deer, Bechtel and many more.

Personal Development


During the Challenge Program, students will be exposed to various opportunities to learn more about “SELF”.  The next 4 or 5 years while students are matriculating at Georgia Tech  (6-7 for some) will be filled with experiences that shape and challenge many ideals and values. Students will change and these changes will be the result of many things. A significant component of Challenge is personal development.



Over the past 5 years, challenge students who FULLY ENGAGED in the program had an average fall first semester GPA of 3.58. Yes that was not a misprint…3.58!!! The GT majority population freshmen average was approximately 3.30. Comparatively, eligible students that chose not to participate in Challenge average GPA was 3.07. Learn more about Challenge and Apply Today!



Challenge is often referred to as “The Ultimate Academic Pre-Season”. Georgia Tech accepts some of the brightest students in the world. Attending the Challenge program allows students to get a glimpse of the academic rigor and competitive nature, early. By “practicing” how to handle this environment, Challenge students will be better prepared in the Fall. Why start Tech without a preseason?


Courses & Activities

Challenge students are immersed in the Georgia Tech environment; they live in a freshman dorm, take courses provided by Georgia Tech professors, and participate in professional, academic, community, and social workshop activities. Click below to learn more about Challenge Courses & Activities.

Applicant Details

Challenge 2017 will be held, June 24 – July 28. Here you will find essential details to help you plan for your participation in this year’s program and aid in your successful transition from home to Georgia Tech’s campus.