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 will participate in the Peer Mentoring program, Peer-I-Scope, which aims to assist students in thriving within the academic and cultural environments of Georgia Tech while expanding their scope of influence and inclusion.
Peer-I-Scope program is designed to increase the academic persistence and personal success of all participants.
Students will have various opportunities to:
- Network with peers, corporate representatives, and GT Alumni
- Obtain social and emotional support from Ambassadors and OMED community
- Receive resources that assist with transitioning and matriculating through Georgia Tech
- Academic support and experiential learning assistance and so much more
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 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
- Enjoy opportunities to engage with the other students
- Benefit from dedicated study space
- 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
- Learn from 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
- Participate in the Peer-I-Scope peer mentoring program
- Live in Harris Residence Hall