Apr 15, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
Wondering how to get ahead academically while still having a great summer? For the first time, Georgia Tech’s undergraduates now have access to a select slate of for-credit summer courses online. Offered in a variety of disciplines, these online courses are designed to give students the flexibility to experience Georgia Tech wherever they are. Registration for summer semester is open now, but courses are expected to fill up fast.
The new online course offerings are part of the larger movement to define Georgia Tech as the preeminent technological research university of the 21st century.
“As students seek more paths to complete their degree programs, we’re eager to help in any way we can,” said Nelson Baker, dean of Georgia Tech Professional Education. “Partnering with faculty and providing access to online courses is part of our commitment to assisting learners at every stage of life.”
Featured courses for the new undergraduate online program include offerings from departments across campus. The Colleges of Engineering, Computing and Liberal Arts, and the School of Mathematics will be offering courses in subjects as diverse as Electromagnetics (ECE 3025), Thermodynamics (ME 3322), Probability & Statistics (MATH 3215) and Intro to Sociology (SOC 1101). Thirteen courses will be offered in summer 2013, with the possibility for increased offerings next year.
All online courses are semester-based and operate much like a typical Tech course, except delivery will be online. Courses will be taught by Tech faculty and instructors and count toward degree requirements. For this first-time offering, tuition will be $771 for in-state students taking one online course and $1,542 for students taking two online courses. Out-of-state tuition is $2,703 for students taking one online course and $5,406 for students taking two online courses. Some mandatory fees will apply to these courses; please see the Bursar’s website at www.bursar.gatech.edu for detailed information.
At this time, summer online course enrollment is limited to Georgia Tech undergraduate students who want to enroll solely in these online courses. Participants must also have high-speed Internet access and are required to follow specific technical requirements. Course delivery will be facilitated through distance learning technology – a valuable service of Georgia Tech Professional Education for more than 34 years.
A key provision of the new summer online undergraduate program is that students are responsible for arranging their own proctors for the courses. Students interested in a Georgia Tech online summer course should begin searching for an appropriate proctor now. Approvals will not take place until after students register and submit the online form. Information on proctors and how to secure one can be found at gtpe.gatech.edu/summer2013.
Be a part of history and register for the first online undergraduate courses at Georgia Tech. For a complete listing of summer online courses, information on tuition and fees, technical requirements and more, visit gtpe.gatech.edu/summer2013.