How to Help Your Student Make the Most of their Undergraduate Education

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Congratulations parents and families—your student is off to college! We know that this change brings a certain level of uncertainty for both you and your student, but we want to put you at ease: They got this. You got this. We got this.

One thing you will realize very quickly is that Georgia Tech cares a great deal about the success of your student (see Whole-Person Education) while they’re at Tech, and giving them the skills to be successful once they’ve graduated and start their careers. This is where the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) comes in. Whether your student needs help with a challenging course; wants to identify an undergraduate research opportunity; or plans to find a co-op or internship position, OUE can help.


Is your student interested in research opportunities, innovation competitions, Living Learning Communities, or campus-wide first-year programs? Check out..

The Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE), which fosters student growth by delivering research and innovation programs, academic seminars, campus-wide engagement programs, LLCs, and other opportunities for students to share ideas, explore possibilities, and take initiative.


Does your student want to stay proactive with their coursework through 1-to-1 tutoring, Peer-Led Undergraduate Study, or academic coaching sessions? Visit…

The Center for Academic Success (CAS), which supports undergraduate students in achieving their academic goals through a range of both personalized and campus-wide initiatives that foster self-regulated learning, enhance academic skills, and create opportunities for leadership and continued development within and beyond Georgia Tech's rigorous environment.


Does your student want a more in-depth learning experience and to live in a community of people just like them? They should consider…

The Honors Program (HP), which combines the challenging academic standards of one of the world's finest research universities with the closer student-faculty connections one might expect to find at smaller colleges. Its mission is to create a lively environment where students and faculty members learn from each other through a common commitment to intellectual inquiry, careful analysis, and energetic exchange of ideas.

Is your student interested in sustainable communities, and how they can use their degree to impact the world around them? Check out…

The Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS), which helps students to learn about, serve, and create sustainable communities. SLS advances students’ knowledge and capabilities to prepare them to address sustainability challenges and interrelated community-level societal needs. SLS programs and services provide exposure to issues, development of foundational knowledge and skills, connection of knowledge and skills to professional practice, and deep learning experiences.

Is your student interested in available careers in their major, internships or co-ops, or pursuing a degree in teaching, law, medicine, or apply for a prestigious fellowship? They need to visit…

The Center for Career Discovery & Development (C2D2), which provides career education, resources, experiential learning (including GT’s co-op and internship programs), employment, and pre-professional opportunities to all GT students. C2D2’s vision is to ensure that all students graduate career-ready, which means they are: positioned to launch successfully upon graduation; prepared to navigate their careers effectively; and committed to lifelong learning for professional growth and satisfaction.

We hope that your student will take advantage of these programs and services while they’re on campus. Again, congratulations parents & families, and go Jackets!

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