Pathways to Success at Tech

Provided by the Office of Undergraduate Education & the Division of Student Life

Student Success includes a network of support, from peers to professional staff. Georgia Tech students are surrounded by an extensive support system all the way from orientation through graduation. We want our students to succeed — and it shows in our retention numbers and graduation rates.

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Advisors know their major’s curriculum, and are the experts to help students navigate their academic path at Tech. Your academic advisor can help you plan to make the most of your college experience and is also your resource for discussions about any academic difficulties or challenges you encounter.

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Academic Coaching provides students with the chance to work individually with professional staff members to enhance their academic skills, gain confidence, discover motivation, and improve performance. Students usually schedule a 45-60 minute meeting every two weeks or once a month, depending on their individual need. Academic Coaching is available year round so schedule your appointment now.

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Located in Clough 283, Tutoring and Academic Support is a unit within the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education that provides 1-to-1 Tutoring, PLUS sessions, Drop-in tutoring, and manages the tutoring help desk in Clough.

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Peer-Led Undergraduate Study (PLUS) sessions provide opportunities for students enrolled in traditionally challenging courses to work together to review course content, develop learning and study strategies, and prepare for exams. These voluntary sessions are offered two times each week and are facilitated by peer leaders (PLUS leaders) who have already successfully completed the course. 

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Located in Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons 447, the Communication Center (comprised of the Naugle CommLab and the Rehearsal Rooms) aids student-clients from the Georgia Tech community with communication skills and projects related to their classes, careers, and civic and community lives. As an inclusive resource, the center welcomes students of all identities, languages, and ability levels.

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As part of Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, OMED: Educational Services is charged with the retention and development of traditionally underrepresented students: African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Multiracial. However, our programs and initiatives are open to all Georgia Tech students.

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The Center for Assessment, Referral and Education (CARE) is committed to the health and well-being of our campus community and is OPEN. CARE services are available during the office hours of Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and Tuesday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. To access CARE services, please call 404-894-3498 and you will be provided further instructions.

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Students’ Temporary Assistance and Resources (STAR) is an organization that provides stability for students to pursue a fulfilling college experience. It does this by facilitating collaboration between organizations offering student support and increasing campus awareness of these programs. The five points of the star are food, finances, clothing, housing, and connections

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The Georgia Tech Women’s Resource Center advances gender equity across identities by cultivating opportunities for community building, transformative learning, collaborative leadership, and identity development for graduate and undergraduate women. 

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The Center coordinates a range of programs and events throughout the year aimed at educating faculty, students, and staff about LGBTQIA issues, providing safe spaces for LGBTQIA students to build community and explore their identities, and facilitating conversations about LGBTQIA diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Center is now located in Suite 140 on the lower level of the Smithgall Student Services Building, also known as the Flag Building.

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    The Office of New Student & Transition Programs supports new and continuing student success in the Georgia Tech community through a wide range of programs. These initiatives focus on fostering the transition and engagement of students in the Tech community:

    • FASET Orientation (First Year, Transfer, Exchange Students and Guests)
    • Wreck Camp (Extended Orientation Camp)
    • Welcome Home Month
    • KNIT Mentoring
    • Transfer Programs
    • Leadership Opportunities

    New Advising Solution Reshapes Advising Experience at Tech

    Georgia Tech’s new advising solution, Advisor Link, is powered by Salesforce and replaced the undergraduate advising system, GradesFirst. Advisor Link introduces new features to increase visibility into the student lifecycle and improve the user experience through an enhanced and intuitive user interface.

    About the 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 curricular and co-curricular offerings to assist students in developing a strong foundation for success, during college and after.