June 24-July 28

Challenge is Georgia Institute of Technology OMED’s signature bridge program. In Challenge, students are immersed in the Georgia Tech environment; they live in a freshman dorm, take classes provided by Georgia Tech professors, and participate in social and academic workshops provided by upper-class Tech students.

Historically, students who participate in the Challenge Program graduate at a higher rate and with superior academic performance than their non-Challenge counterparts.

Offered by OMED: Educational Services, Challenge is designed to help prepare incoming freshman for a successful college career, both academically and socially. 

Through Challenge students will: 

  •   Attend courses taught by Tech professors and obtain an academic head start into the Georgia Tech curriculum
  • Experience living on Georgia Tech campus and interacting with roommates 
  • Get to know more than sixty freshmen and current Georgia Tech upperclassmen. Foster a close network of friends on campus prior to the beginning of fall semester 
  • Network with representatives from Fortune 500 companies 
  • Have fun all summer long! 

Accept the challenge and apply today.

"OMED has impacted my overall Georgia Tech experience tremendously​. I participated in the Challenge program, it was a great head start."     

-Kyle Woumn, 2016 graduate, B.S., Computer Science

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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.