Application Process

All students admitted to Georgia Tech are eligible for invitation to Grand Challenges. Students may apply by completing the Georgia Tech Living Learning Communities application. The application link will be sent via email once you have been accepted to Georgia Tech. Please look for an email with the subject: "Invitation to Apply for Living Learning Communities at Georgia Tech” and please view it in HTML to view the application link.

If you have been accepted to Georgia Tech, but did not receive this email, please access the application through your Admission's portal.

Your Grand Challenges application will be read by the Grand Challenges staff and admission team. We will consider the type and scope of your high school activities; we will read your essays looking for evidence of your interest in tackling big societal challenges; and, we will look for evidence of dedication and passion in your activities. 

Early action invitations to join Grand Challenges will begin on April 5th. Regular decision invitations will begin on April 26th, with additional invitations by June 1st. Students invited in the early action round are asked to accept or decline their invitation by April 21st at 11:59 pm. Students who receive their invitation on April 26th are asked to accept or decline their invitation by May 1st at 11:59pm.

If you would like to learn more about Grand Challenges, we invite you to visit campus and meet us in person.

Grand Challenges Application Deadline Students will Receive Invitations: Must Accept or Decline By:
Early Action: February 24 April 5 April 21
Regular Admission: April 19 April 26 May 1
Additional Applications May 4-June 1 Rolling