Frequently Asked Questions

(Almost) everything you need to know about participating in an Learning Community.

How do I apply for a Learning Community?

Admitted students apply to join our Learning Communities using the link in your admission portal

For more information regarding Learning Community requirements and commitments, please visit each community’s website. Students are invited to apply to all Learning Communities that they have an interest in pursuing. If invited to join more than one community, you must choose only one*. Please remember that Science and Math (College of Sciences) majors are given priority for the Explore LLC.

To apply to the International House and/or Women in Science and Technology, students must apply via the community’s website by the posted deadlines. Only rising 2nd year or beyond students are eligible to apply. 

*Students can participate in the iGniTe Summer Living Learning Community AND any other Learning Community.

Am I committing to Georgia Tech if I apply for an Learning Community?

No. You are not committing to Georgia Tech by applying to a Learning Community. However, please be advised that you will not be able to accept a Learning Community invitation from Explore, Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, or the Honors Program until you have paid your admission deposit and completed a housing application.

If accepting the First Year Semester Abroad Program invitation, students must pay their admission deposit and complete the program deposit. 

How do I accept a Learning Community Invitation?

To accept a Learning Community invitation, you must pay your admission deposit and complete a housing application.

If accepting the First Year Semester Abroad Program invitation, students must pay their admission deposit and complete the program deposit. 

When can I expect to receive my invitation to a community?

Check out the Application Process page for application deadlines and invitation release dates. Learning Community spaces are first come, first serve.

I have paid my admissions deposit and completed my Housing contract. Why can I still not accept my Learning Community invitation?

Please be advised that it may take up to 24 hours for your deposit to show up in our system.

How much does it cost to participate in an Learning Community?

For the 2023-2024 Academic Year: First year students in Explore, Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, and the Honors Program pay $400 per semester for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. I-House and WST students pay $200 per semester for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. First year students in iGniTe*, pay $200 for the late summer session. Please see the First Year Semester Abroad website for a complete list of fees.

*Summer only program

Where will I live if I accept an invitation to join a community?

Please remember that applying for a Learning Community is a completely separate process from the Housing Application process. All students will need to follow the procedures and meet the deadlines for Georgia Tech Housing found on the Housing and Residence Life website

Step 1: Complete Housing Application

Step 2: Accept LLC invitation (You must complete the Housing application before you can accept your LLC invitation.)  

Step 3: Select Room and Roommate in LLC Residence Hall (You will be given a specific window of time to do each of these steps.)

All Living Learning Community students must live with their community, and only members can live with the LLC. 

Summer 2023 – First Year

iGniTe: Glenn and Towers, East Campus

FYSA: Eighth Street South, West Campus

Challenge: Hanson and Hopkins, East Campus

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 – First Year

Global Leadership: Perry and Matheson, East Campus

Grand Challenges: TBD

Explore: Folk and Caldwell, West Campus

Honors Program: Eighth St South and East, West Campus

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 – Upper Class

I-House: Hayes and Gray Houses, East Campus

WST: Stein and Goldin Houses, East Campus

Explore: Nelson Shell, West Campus

Global Leadership, Grand Challenges, Impact: North Ave North, East Campus

Honors Program: Eighth St. East and South, West Campus

Who can I contact for more information?

If you need information about housing, i.e. how to apply for campus housing, how to pay for campus housing, the deadline for payments, the size of the room, the cost of the room, etc., you can visit the Housing website or call 404-894-2470. 

If you’d like to speak with a current Georgia Tech student about their experience in an Learning Community, you can send an email to llcc@nullgatech.edu.

For information regarding a specific Learning Community’s requirements or application process, i.e. required courses, required activities, roommate selection process, etc., you can visit each community’s website or contact their office. 

Explore: explore@nullcos.gatech.edu 404-385-5591

Global Leadershipgloballeadership@nulloie.gatech.edu 404-385-3926

Grand Challengesgrandchallenges@nullgatech.edu 404-385-2183  

Honors Programhonorsprogram@nullgatech.edu 404-385-7532

iGniTesummer@nullgatech.edu 404-894-5054



Can I be in an Learning Community if I am a President’s Scholar?

Yes! President’s Scholars are invited to apply and join any of our Learning Communities.

Can I participate in Housing and Residence Life’s First-Year Experience Program if I am in an Learning Community?

Yes! All Living Learning Community Residence Halls are included in the First-year Experience Program

Can I drop out of an Learning Community?

It is possible to quit a Learning Community. If you decide that you do not want to continue with your Living Learning Community, you will need to move from the Living Learning Community residence hall. Your Housing and Residence Life contract will allow you to stay on campus, but you will not be able to continue to live in the Living Learning Community residence hall.