Summer First-Year Students

Every year some of our first-year class begin classes in the summer term, allowing us to expand our first-year class size and reduce individual class sizes. Students who have taken this opportunity in years past have told us they appreciated and valued the chance to get a jump start on their time at Tech before the hustle and bustle of the fall semester. Students attending the Late Short Summer Session take three classes, for a total of 7 credits. 

iGniTe Summer Launch Programs

All summer first-year students participate in our iGniTe summer launch programs! These programs are designed to introduce you to being a Yellow Jacket, and help you get acclimated to your major and to campus. 

As a summer first year, you'll have the opportunity to choose to participate in the iGniTe Living Learning Community (LLC) or the iGniTe Summer Exploration Series. In your admissions portal, you'll be able to choose your iGniTe Summer Launch Program. Students who choose to live on-campus will be able to choose from both summer launch program options, while students who choose to live off-campus will be able to choose from the options within the Summer Exploration Series. Visit this page for more information. 

iGniTe Living Learning Community (LLC)

You can select: Leadership, Innovation, or Pre-Health. iGniTe LLC students who live on campus can also choose from any of the three (3) Summer Exploration Series tracks below. 

iGniTe Summer Exploration Series

As a Summer Exploration Series student living off campus, you may choose one of these three (3) tracks and prepare to launch! You can select: Urban Sustainability, Exploring Architecture and Design, and Sustainable STEM.

The iGniTe Living Learning Community requires students to live on campus. The iGniTe 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.

Visit to learn more about each option.

Summer First-Year Frequently Asked Questions:

I have been offered summer admission or I would like to change my admission term to summer. What are my next steps? 

Welcome to Tech! For your next steps as a summer first-year, please visit your admissions portal, and review this page for admitted students

‚ÄčI am a Summer First Year student. When will I attend FASET (Orientation)?: 

Welcome to Tech! For more information, please visit FASET's Summer First Year page

I am ready to choose which iGniTe program track I would like to be a part of. How do I make my choice? 

In your admissions portal, there will be an iGniTe summer launch program application which allows you make your selection. Please visit your admissions portal for more information.

Does summer session end in time for me to attend Wreck Camp? 

It does! You'll end summer session before Wreck camp starts, so you are welcome to sign up for Wreck Camp. Learn more here.