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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 Monday, June 24th, 2024. For those living on-campus, move-in will be on Thursday, June 20.

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


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.  


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 1, 2024!


2023 costs

iGniTe Program Fee: $200

Tuition & Student Fees:
In-State – $341.93/credit hour

Out of State – $1,045.67/credit hour

Student Fees: $476


If living on campus, below costs will apply.

Housing: $1,276

Dining Plans: 

$1,252 (100 swipes)

Dining Dollars- $100

Buzzcard Funds – $50

Meal Swipes- $1102.00

Total $1,252


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

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.


iGniTe students will begin classes June 24, 2024. FASET (orientation) dates will be June 17 & 18 (virtual) and June 21 (in-person).


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.


Are you a prospective iGniTe student?

Get in touch with us!


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


May 1, 2024 – last day for non-Georgia residents to apply to Ignite

May 15, 2024 – last day for Georgia residents to apply to Ignite

June 20, 2024 – Move in day (for those living on campus)

June 24, 2024 – first day of iGniTe classes

July 4th & 5th – holiday break

August 2 – Move out day / transition

Mid-August – Move back in for fall

Mid-August – First day of fall classes




Ignite program faq


Do Hope/Zell Scholarships apply for iGniTe?

Yes, financial aid is applicable for iGniTe, but you will need to fill out prior year paperwork (as the summer falls in the prior academic year). Please do so as soon as possible! Detailed instructions can be found here.

Is living on campus required for iGniTe?

No! iGniTe students may live on campus or off campus – however, you will need to be able to live close enough to campus to commute 4-5 days a week as classes are in-person. While we do have students that choose to commute, most live on-campus. We highly recommend all Ignite students live on-campus!

When does iGniTe start?

New first-year students who are accepted into the iGniTe summer cohort will begin classes on June 24, 2024.

Move-in will be June 20, 2024. 

FASET (orientation) will also 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. There is no wrong choice when selecting a track, unless noted below:

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 Health & Wellbeing track and then register for those sections of GT 1000 that are reserved for Ivan Allen students when course registration begins.

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. Student Athletes, and Scheller College of Business students are the only two groups that do not take GT1000 in the summer. Scheller College of Business students are encouraged to take MGT 1100 in Fall 2024 instead of GT 1000 during the summer.

To view the full summer 2024 schedule, visit OSCAR. Please note: Summer course list will be made available after March 15, 2024. 

Use these instructions to reference courses offered: > schedule of classes > summer 2024 > select all subjects > select “short summer freshmen” part of term > submit

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.