Enhancing Undergraduate Education at Georgia Tech

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Cory Hopkins, Communications Program Manager, Office of Undergraduate Education 

The Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) challenges students to become accomplished learners who are able to make meaningful connections among work, study, and community. We connect success, during and after college. 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. 

We also want to assure you that OUE is here to support your student during our transition back to campus this fall. Protecting the health and well-being of the Georgia Tech community is of the utmost important to us. Please click here for quick reference guides to questions about the status of our academic programs and services this fall, including what will be available online (and when) and where to obtain specific information or request additional support. Please let us know how we can help. 

And even though we’ve tried to include everything you need to know, the best way to stay connected with OUE and all our programs is to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram at @GTOUE. 

Brief overview of all that OUE has to offer: 

Academic Advising & Transition 

All entering students are assigned an academic advisor depending on their declared major at Georgia Tech. Undecided students are assigned an academic advisor within their declared college. Advisors are responsible for helping students plan an academic program suited to their interests, abilities, and career goals that will meet the requirements of their major and graduation. Frequent use of student-advisor contact is a proven factor in student success. Undergraduate Advising & Transition Programs includes exploratory advising, academic coaching, academic intervention programs and services for students who are experiencing academic difficulty (such as GT2100), and other student success programs and workshops. It also includes GT’s first year and transfer-year transition courses, GT1000 and GT2000 as well as Project One. For more information, visit 

Academic Engagement Programs 

Academic Engagement Programs provides programs and services that foster rigorous academic activities, integrate and enhance traditional curricular activities, and create meaningful opportunities for student-faculty engagement. The Center is the hub for several programs and activities, including the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, student innovation programs including The InVenture Prize, Living Learning Communities, and more. For more information, visit or call 404-385-8543. 

Career Center 

The Career Center is Georgia Tech’s central office for assisting students with all aspects of career planning and job search. Their mission is to provide leading-edge career education so that all Georgia Tech students are positioned to launch, navigate, and sustain satisfying and successful careers that make a meaningful contribution to society. The center defines “career” broadly, reflecting the diverse interests and goals of Georgia Tech students. It’s never too early for your daughter or son to participate in the programs of the Career Center. We encourage them to seek the advice of our staff of experienced career counselors, co-op and internship advisors! For more information, visit or call 404-894-2550.

Honors Program (HP) 

The Honors Program 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. 

Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising 

Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional (PGPP) Advising works with students who choose to attend professional or graduate school or pursue prestigious fellowships. We support students and alumni considering careers in academia, health, law, teaching, and other fields. Our programs and advisors encourage students to reflect on their knowledge, skills, experience, and strengths to determine the best path forward to their immediate and long-term goals. For students interested in professional school, our advisors ensure that students are prepared for the competitive admissions process to medical school and other health-related programs. For more information, visit or contact Shannon Dobranski at 


One of Serve-Learn-Sustain’s (SLS) central tenets is service learning and community engagement – educating students through classroom, co-curricular, and real-world learning, both on campus and off, to contribute to the task of “creating sustainable communities.” Students in any major can now work on community-focused projects incorporated into classroom learning. SLS has facilitated, and will continue to develop, key partnerships with community organizations, non-profits, government organizations, and industry partners that focus on joint learning, research, and action. The Serve-Learn-Sustain program also provides access to related co-ops, internships, research opportunities, and study abroad programs. The SLS program is administered by the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, located in Clough Commons. For more information, visit, email, or call (404) 385-8543. 

Summer Session Initiatives 

The purpose of Summer Session Initiatives (SSI) is to improve the utilization of GT’s summer session by expanding learning and career exploration opportunities offered by campus partners 

and encouraging students to take advantage of them. In alignment with GT’s mission and strategic plan, SSI promotes expanded access to high-quality learning opportunities that promote creative and entrepreneurial thinking, develop leadership skills, and cultivate awareness of shared responsibilities to society. SSI also advances GT’s commitment to the goals of Complete College Georgia, encouraging timely and affordable college completion through expanded enrollment in summer courses. Learn more here: 

Tutoring & Academic Support 

Academic Support Programs supports students in their academic pursuits with one to one tutoring in over 135 courses, helpdesks for math, physics, chemistry, and computing for engineers, and Peer-Led Undergraduate Study (PLUS). For more information, visit or call (404) 894-1945.


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