Transfer-Year Experience

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The Transfer-Year Experience Program is a self-selected living option offered to help new transfer residents access the services and resources that are relevant to their current needs. The program focuses on three broad areas including academic and personal achievement, future and career planning skills, and well-being. Students are provided with opportunities to participate in programming and activities as well as “just in time” information about campus opportunities that are important to transfer students.

Transfer-Year Experience students are required to participate in the Fall and Spring one-day retreats and are encouraged to participate in the Peer Mentoring program, Peer-I-Scope.

Peer-I-Scope aims to assist students in thriving within the academic and cultural environments of Georgia Tech while expanding their scope of influence and inclusion. The Peer-I-Scope program is designed to increase academic retention and personal success of all participants.

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How to Participate

New summer and fall transfer students can select the Transfer-Year Experience when applying for Academic Year housing! Students will be admitted first come, first serve, with priority for the following Pathway Programs: APS, First-Generation, and Talent Initiative. First-generation and limited income transfer students will also be given priority. Students will be added to the waitlist when we reach capacity.

Space is limited and first come, first serve. There is no fee to participate. Students with an active application (who are not on the waitlist) who are unable to be placed in the Transfer-Year Experience will be notified and provided the opportunity to live elsewhere on campus. Transfer-Year Experience is open to students who transfer to GT in the Summer or Fall semesters. By selecting the Transfer-Year Experience, students agree to live in Harris Residence Hall.

What to Expect

  • Obtain social and emotional support from Transfer Year Experience program partners
  • Receive resources that assist with transitioning and matriculating through Georgia Tech
  • Gain academic support and assistance with finding research, study abroad and internship/co-op opportunities
  • Receive timely information about campus events, activities, and programs that are relevant to transfer students
  • Meet campus leaders and faculty who can help you plug in to areas that interest you
  • Network with peers, corporate representatives, and GT Alumni
  • Meet with experts and upper-class students on a variety of topics such as academic support, career planning, health and well-being, and even adult life-skills
  • Live in Harris Residence Hall
  • Benefit from dedicated study space