iGniTe your Georgia Tech experience by applying to one of our First Year Summer Launch Programs! All first year summer students enter Georgia Tech for the late summer term and will participate in one of the Georgia Tech Summer Launch Programs. Students can apply to both iGniTe Summer Launch Programs: iGniTe Living Learning Community and iGniTe Summer Exploration Series. The iGniTe Living Learning Community requires students to live on campus. The Summer Exploration Series allows students to live on or off campus.
Launch your Georgia Tech experience applying to our newest Living Learning Community designed to enrich your first year as a Yellow Jacket!
Choose one of the three tracks and prepare to launch!
The iGniTe Living Learning Community requires students to live on campus.
The iGniTe Living Learning Community (LLC) begins during the late summer session, providing entering first-year students an early start on their Tech career. Participants live on West Campus with other LLC members within one of the interest tracks, and take themed courses tailored to their interests. iGniTe LLC participants also have the opportunity to participate in co-curricular enrichment activities that are themed to their particular track. Any major can select an LLC track.
Launch your Georgia Tech experience by applying to an iGniTe Summer Exploration Program designed to prepare students for active exploration and discovery.
Choose one of three tracks and prepare to launch!
SUSTAINABILITY AND STEM
EXPLORING ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
The Summer Exploration Series allows students to live on or off campus.
The iGniTe Exploration Series begins during the late summer session providing first-year students an early start to their Tech career. Exploration programs are faculty led, and students have the opportunity to engage with faculty and participate in programming, events, and activities related to their particular track.
Any major can select a Summer Exploration Series track.
The iGniTe LLC and the iGniTe Exploration Series begin Summer 2018, and students may apply once they have been accepted to Georgia Tech.
ALL iGniTe students attend the late summer session: June 20, 2018 - August 2, 2018.
ALL iGniTe students pay a $200 activity fee.
iGniTe Summer Move In is June 12, 2018.
Students can participate in iGniTe AND any of the Fall First-Year Living Learning Communities.
Check the box on the GT application to receive more information about these opportunities.
The iGniTe Living Learning Community requires students to live on campus. The Summer Exploration Series allows students to live on or off campus. Space in both programs is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.
What residence hall will I live in for iGniTe?
iGniTe LLC students will live in Folk, Caldwell and Hefner halls for the late summer short. For more information about housing options, visit the housing website.
What is the difference between the two iGniTe Summer Launch Programs? The most significant difference is that the iGniTe Living Learning Community requires students to live on campus, while the Summer Exploration Series allows students to live on or off campus. Both programs provide students with opportunities to engage with faculty and participate in co-curricular activities. Students will take required courses in both programs, as well. The Summer Exploration Series provides a robust cohort experience like the Living Learning Community, but is designed for students who prefer to not be a part of a residential community or students who plan to commute to Georgia Tech during the summer.
How should I choose? The iGniTe programs are structured to get some of your core courses completed in summer and provide you with a head start at Tech. You should choose your iGniTe program and track based on your interests and your desire to live on campus and/or in a Living Learning Community.
What classes will I take? You will take a GT 1000 course that is based on your iGniTe program’s theme, and up to two more courses that meet your track requirements.
Should I live on campus or off? If you choose to live on campus, you will live on West Campus with other students in one of the iGniTe programs. If you live on-campus, you’ll be able to choose any track from either of the iGniTe Summer Launch programs: Living Learning Community - Leadership, Innovation, or Pre-Health or Summer Exploration Series - Urban Sustainability, Exploring Architecture and Design, or Sustainable STEM. If you choose to live off-campus, you will be able to choose from the three Summer Exploration Series tracks: Urban Sustainability, Exploring Architecture and Design, or Sustainable STEM.