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Excel Program

Overview & Application

EXCEL courses are specialized sessions designed to provide essential academic career and personal success. Every student is exposed to the course's full curriculum however, students in the EXCEL program at Georgia Tech are responsible for learning a modified portion of the curriculum based on their individual functional level.

EXCEL courses include content in:

  • Reading and Writing Comprehension
  • Math
  • Science/Technology
  • Financial Literacy and Money Management
  • Interpersonal Communication/Social Skills
  • Community Engagement
  • Project Based Learning
  • Career Exploration and Preparation
  • Preparing for After-College Transitions

Students in EXCEL will be assigned different kinds of peer supports to help them develop skills to academically and socially integrate into Georgia Tech life.

  • Academic Supports – support with developing and enhancing academic skills and providing in-class support as needed.
  • Social Supports - support with building social skills and developing a social network on campus.
  • Fitness Supports - support with accessing fitness and recreational activities both on campus and in the community.

EXCEL provides instruction in independent living skills through a classroom based curriculum and provides additional reinforcement of lessons learned through its peer support program. Students learn to manage a busy schedule with class, work, fitness, cooking instruction and more.

Career Development

Students in EXCEL take courses and complete internships in areas of interest in order to:

  • Develop skills to better prepare for employment upon graduation
  • Expand areas of interest
  • Reinforce generalization of skills across various settings
Campus Access

Students in EXCEL have access to campus services and activities, including:

  • Clubs and organizations
  • Sporting events
  • Campus Recreation Center (CRC)
  • STAMPS Health Center
  • Library
Campus Navigation

Students will:

  • Complete a campus geographic awareness orientation
  • Work with staff and mentors to become familiar with their environment
  • Learn to safely navigate campus independently

Successful culmination of the EXCEL program at Georgia Tech includes the completion of the following coursework:

  • Inclusive EXCEL courses and activities
  • Professional development
  • Individualized Life Planning Sessions
  • Academic advisory sessions