iGniTe

ignite first year summer launch program

 

about the ignite summer launch program

iGniTe your Georgia Tech experience by applying to one of our First Year Summer Launch Programs! First year students admitted for summer enter Georgia Tech for the late short summer term and will participate in iGniTe. First year students admitted for Fall term may also apply to change their admit term to summer to be a part of iGniTe! This is a great opportunity to get a head start on classes, learn the campus, and make friends! 

New first-year students who are accepted into the iGniTe summer cohort will begin classes on June 23, 2021. Move in day for those students living on campus during iGniTe will be June 21, 2021

FASET dates and more info can be found here.

More info about housing for iGniTe can be found here

Students will be able to experience the iGniTe community, take classes, attend events, and build relationships with their peers.

COURSE INFO

Most courses for iGniTe are included in the core curriculum. Students enrolled in iGniTe Summer Launch Program will take 6-7 credits of core, major, or elective courses, including a 1-credit GT 1000 course in 5 weeks of instructional time. Students should consult theGT degree programson what will work best for their intended major. 

Summer 2021 iGniTe will include both residential and online options. The residential option will accommodate up to 200 students. Courses for these students will be offered in residential (in-person), hybrid, and online modes. All iGniTe students enroll in our first-year seminar, GT 1000, which will be offered in person for residential students*. 

*Students who are enrolled in iGniTe virtually will have all courses, including GT1000, offered in online modes.  

Depending on a student’s course needs, their summer schedule may also include online or hybrid courses. Additionally, co-curricular events and activities will be offered virtually and in person. All in-person activities will follow health and safety guidelines. 

Any major can select any of the seven tracks.  

IGNITE ADMISSIONS

Admitted first-years can select iGniTe Summer Launch Program via their Admission Portal (after receiving a letter of admission to Georgia Tech).

When registering for the iGniTe Summer Launch Program, students rank tracks selected from most to least preferred.

By selecting iGniTe Summer Launch Program, you are changing your admission term to Summer!

The last day to register for the program is May 3, 2021!

IGNITE COST OF ATTENDANCE

2021 costs 

Tuition: $341.93 per credit hour for residents (In-State) or $1,045.67 per credit hour for non-residents (Out-of-State).

Student Fees: $1020 for 6-7 credits

iGniTe Program Fee: $200

IF LIVING ON CAMPUS: 

Housing: $1,387

Dining (choose one): 

$1,674 price

Dining Dollars $1000

Buzzcard Funds        $674

Total                       $1,674

 OR

$1,175 price

Dining Dollar $600

Buzzcard Funds      $575

Total                       $1,175

(Brittain dining hall will be the main dining location for iGniTe students, and Glenn & Towers residence halls will be the housing locations for iGniTe students) 

FOR MORE INFO:

Visit the Financial Aid website for more about aid for summer 2021. 

Visit the Bursar’s website for more about tuition and fees.

Visit the Dining website for more info about locations. 

Visit the Housing website for more info about rates.

SUMMER FIRST-YEAR FASET

iGniTe students will begin classes on June 23, 2021. FASET (orientation) dates will be prior to the start of classes. 

 

More info about iGniTe FASET sessions can be found here.

Class registration for the iGniTe semester will take place during FASET along with access to your academic advisors.

For more information regarding FASET, visit the FASET orientation website.

MORE INFORMATION

Are you a prospective iGniTe student?

Get in touch with us!

Email: summer@gatech.edu

Email is the best way to contact us at this time!

IMPORTANT DATES

June 15, 2021 – at 4pm, join us for an Instagram Live event with GT Dining @GTSummerSession!

June 21, 2021 – Move in day for students living on campus during iGniTe

June 23, 2021 – First day of iGniTe classes

July 27, 2021 – Last day of iGniTe classes

August 5, 2021 – Last day of final exams for iGniTe

 

 

 

Ignite program faq

 

When does iGniTe start?

New first-year students who are accepted into the iGniTe summer cohort will begin classes on June 23, 2021. Move-in day for those students living on campus will be June 21, 2021. Details about the format and mode of course delivery are being considered and will depend on public health conditions and all relevant guidance.  FASET (orientation) will be prior to the first day of class. More info here.

How should I choose a track?

 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 track based on your interests and what will benefit you the most. For more information about the tracks, visit ourTracks page.

Notes about track selection for particular majors:

Ivan Allen College:

iGniTe students majoring in these programs (ALIS, CM, ECON, EIA, GEML, HTS, IAML, INTA, LMC, PUBP) are expected to enroll in the Leadership or Analyzing Atlanta tracks and then register for those sections of GT 1000 that are reserved for Ivan Allen students when course registration begins. 

Scheller College of Business:

iGniTe students majoring in Business Administration are expected to enroll in the innovation track, and then register for those sections of GT 1000 that are reserved for BSBA students when course registration opens.

College of Design:

The architecture and design track is specifically designed to benefit incoming architecture students by introducing them to the culture of the school. They will take courses required for the major and will get to work directly with their first year studio instructors. Architecture majors are expected to enroll in the Architecture & Design track.

What classes will I take?

You will take a GT 1000 course that is based on your iGniTe track, as well as two more courses. You will take 6-7 credits total.

 Check out our iGniTe 2021 course list here

To view the full summer 2021 schedule, visit OSCAR and search for the summer 2021 class schedule!

When does class registration take place?

iGniTe students will register for classes at FASET, where you will have access to academic advisors to help plan your schedule if needed. 

More info about FASET can be found here

What does it mean to be accepted for the summer term?

Being accepted for the summer term means that the student will begin their Georgia Tech career and attend iGniTe over the summer. Students accepted for the fall term may also apply to attend iGniTe through their admission portal and switch to the summer term. 

You may read more here about summer admission.

I am admitted for fall but considering iGniTe, do I go ahead and register for FASET? 

If you are a fall admit considering iGniTe, please consider waiting to sign up for FASET until you have decided on iGniTeiGniTe changes your FASET dates, as iGniTe students have specific FASETs for them. 

If you register for a fall FASET and later join iGniTe, your FASET date will need to be changed. 

Will iGniTe be virtual or in person?

Summer 2021 iGniTe will include both residential and online options. The residential option will accommodate up to 200 students. Courses for these students will be offered in residential (in-person), hybrid, and online modes

All iGniTe students enroll in our first-year seminar, GT 1000, which will be offered in person for residential students*. Depending on a student’s course needs, their summer schedule may also include online or hybrid courses. Additionally, co-curricular events and activities will be offered virtually and in person.

All in-person activities will follow health and safety guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact us at summer@gatech.edu

*Students who are enrolled in iGniTe virtually will have all courses, including GT1000, offered in online modes.