GT 1000 & GT 2000: Essential Courses for First-Year and Transfer Students

Lacy Hodges, Assistant Director for Academic Transition Programs

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At Georgia Tech, we have an informal expression that says we don’t admit students, we admit graduates.

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At Georgia Tech, we have an informal expression that says we don’t admit students, we admit graduates. One of the first steps a new freshman can take towards his or her goal of graduating with a degree from Georgia Tech is enrolling in GT 1000, our first-year seminar course. Coordinated by the Center for Academic Enrichment, GT 1000 is a one-hour (one credit), letter-graded course that helps first-year students adjust to a new environment and make the most of their experience at Georgia Tech.

For more than 30 years, Georgia Tech has offered a first-year seminar. The data consistently show that, on average, students who successfully complete GT 1000 and participate in the Residence Life’s Freshman Experience program perform better academically than those who do not. Through GT 1000, students learn strategies that promote academic, social, and professional success. In addition, classes employ upper-class students as team leaders, who volunteer to work with the instructor to facilitate small group interaction and offer mentorship, advice, and support to freshmen.

Perhaps most importantly, each class has upper-class students who serve as Team Leaders. They volunteer to work with the instructor to facilitate small group interaction and offer mentorship, advice, and support to the first-years.

There are three types of GT 1000 sections: discipline-specific, cohort, and interdisciplinary. While the curriculum taught is the same for all sections, there are some differences. Descriptions of the sections are available on our website.

This fall, there are more than 100 sections of GT 1000 that will accommodate virtually any class schedule. If your student does not register for GT 1000 during FASET, he or she will have the opportunity to register during Phase II of registration, which will run August 12-25. If you or your student has any questions about the course including registration, contact Lacy Hodges at gt1000@gatech.edu or 404.385.7648.

In addition to GT 1000, Tech is introducing a new course called GT 2000: Transfer Student Seminar. This course also provides support to new Georgia Tech students, but is designed specifically for those students who transfer to Tech from other colleges and universities. It was originally offered as a special topics course and has now been approved as a standard course offering. 

Six sections of GT 2000 will be offered this Fall. For more information about the class, please visit the Center for Academic Enrichment’s website for the course schedule and more information (GT 2000). If you or your student has any questions about either course, including registration, contact Lacy Hodges at lacy.hodges@gatech.edu or 404-385-8135.

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  • Created On: Jun 15, 2017 - 3:29pm
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