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Admitted Students

This section provides important information you need before the program starts. Please read through this carefully and let us know if you have any questions:

Additional helpful information is available for Admitted International Students below.

Pre-College Program (noncredit)
 Session ASession BSession COnline
Session C
Mandatory Online Orientation

Wed, June 14

4pm EDT

Wed, June 28

4pm EDT

Wed, July 12

4pm EDT

Thurs, July 13

4pm EDT

Residence Hall Check-in
Residential: 11am-3:00pm
Commuters: 3:00-3:30pm

Sun, June 18Sun, July 2Sun, July 16N/A
Classes BeginTue, June 20Mon, July 3Mon, July 17Mon, July 17
Last Day of Class
Sessions A, B, C: Closing Lunch &/or Capstone Event
Fri, June 30Fri, July 14Fri, July 28Fri, July 28
Check-out of residence hall by 12pm
Sat, July 1Sat, July 15Sat, July 29N/A

Summer College Program (credit)
 Session 1Session 2
Week 0 (Zero)May 8 - 11June 20 - 25
OrientationWed, May 10  4:00pm EDT

Wed, June 21 4:00pm EDT

Classes BeginFri, May 12Mon, June 26
Last day for schedule changes, cancellation, and withdraw with full refundTue, May 16Fri, June 30
Last Day of ClassWed, June 21Wed, August 2
Exam PeriodJune 22 - 23August 4 - 5
Holiday Observances

Emory University observes June 19 (Juneteenth) and July 4 (Independence Day). Classes are not held on these days.

Optional programming will be available for students participating in the noncredit program only (commuters are welcome to all activities).

Airport Shuttle

Airport shuttles are available from/to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for $25 one-way or $50 round trip. 

  • available on check-in and checkout dates  only
  • shuttle fees are non-refundable
  • space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • reservations are made through your application. The deadlines to make shuttle reservations are:

    • Session A: June 2
    • Session B: June 16
    • Session C: June 30


  1. All times listed are in EDT.
  2. Shuttle is not available on other days or time - you will need to make your own arrangements to get to/from campus.
  3. On check-in days, shuttles run from the airport to campus at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2 pm. Plan to arrive by 1 pm to make the last shuttle.
  4. On checkout days, shuttles depart campus at 7 am, 9 am and 11 am. All students must depart the Residence Halls by noon. Specific shuttle times will be assigned to students depending on reservations.

Driving Directions to Orientation

The residence hall address for check-in is  Turman Hall, 640 Means Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322.

  • Parents/guardians should drop off students with their luggage first at the residence hall then park. This will allow students to check-in and obtain their room assignment before you return.
  • Driving Directions
  • Campus Map
  • Parking Map  (printed maps will be available at Turman Hall)

Commuter Student Parking

On orientation day only, free parking is available in the Michael Street Parking deck, 550 Houston Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30322. While on Houston Mill Road, take first left onto Rollins Way and continue towards the blue banner for visitor parking.

After parking, it is a 4 minute walk to Turman Hall.  Start by going to Level 3 of the parking deck and take the bridge to Whitehead Biomedical/1462 Building/Main Campus. Turn right to cross the next bridge that will take you across Eagle Row. Turman Hall is at the end of the bridge.

Our campus map shows the specific route. Refer to interactive full campus map for more details.

What to Bring

As you begin packing for the Emory Pre-College Program, consult our helpful What to Bring and What Not to Bring list.

Course Readings

Some courses may require students to read prior to the first day of their course.

Pre-College Program (noncredit)

Noncredit courses may have texts required for their course. The Course Readings list will be available in your application. We will also send this list to your email.

Students should purchase their texts for their courses before arriving on campus for the Pre-College Program. All may be ordered online. The texts will not be available locally at the Emory bookstore.

Summer College Program (credit)

Summer College students enrolled in six-week credit courses should purchase their course texts through the Emory Barnes & Noble bookstore.


EmoryCard is your official Emory identification card. All enrolled students need to have an Emory Card to access buildings on campus, such as the residence hall, dining hall, libraries and other athletic and campus facilities. Visit the EmoryCard website for more information and to upload your photo.

Students will not be able to eat on campus using their meal plan nor access the residence hall without an Emory Card

Emory NetId & Password

You will need your Emory NetID and password to log in to all Emory systems. Refer to the Emory NetID and Password Retrieval Instructions.

To change your Emory password, refer to the Password Reset Instructions.

Emory Email

All enrolled students have an Emory email account. It is particularly important to check your email during before your program starts. To access your Emory email:

Emory has an additional level of security, DUO Security. When you access your Emory OPUS account and Emory email for the first time, you will need to enroll in DUO. For more information refer to Duo Security Enrollment Instructions.

It is vital that all students check their Emory email for:

  • Faculty communications about course
  • Orientation Zoom link
  • Communications from other Emory offices

The Pre-College Program has planned a variety of educational and fun programs for students enrolled in noncredit courses. The calendar is best viewed in the "Week" view. Click on each event for details about time, place, and a description. You may also scroll back to see the events and programs offered during previous years.

As detailed in the Conduct Code, residential students are not allowed to leave campus with non-Pre-College personnel during the program unless their parent or guardian has previously spoken with Pre-College staff and completed an Off-Campus Travel Permission Form.  We discourage students from leaving campus to visit friends and relatives during the program.  Students will get the most out of the Emory Pre-College Program when they remain fully engaged with their peers and the activities that we have planned.

If a student has a friend or family member in the Atlanta area that they would like to visit, we encourage them to plan a visit before or after the Pre-College Program.  Alternately, the friend or relative may plan to meet the student for a meal at one of the on-campus dining halls or at one of the many restaurants in Emory Village.  No additional paperwork is required for these on-campus visits.

If a student must leave campus with a family friend or relative, please contact Scott Hackett to ensure that the timing of the planned visit will work with your student's schedule and fill out the off-campus travel permission form.  This form must be submitted by check in date of your session. The Sunday during the middle of the program is a good time for any off-campus visits.  You may email the form and reach Scott Hackett by email.  This form will also be available at the program check-in.


Check- in Dates:

Session A - June 18

Session B - July 2

Session C - July 16

Admitted International Students

All admitted international students must read this section for information regarding visas, health insurance, arriving early, ordering textbooks, and having items shipped.

We advise that international students do not make travel arrangements until they have secured the appropriate travel documents.

International Students accepted to the two-week noncredit courses who are citizens of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program may travel to the U.S. in the Waiver for Tourist (WT) immigration status. They must have an electronic passport and an approved authorization via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Please consult the website of the U.S. consulate in your country for more information.

Students from non-participating countries must obtain a B2 visa from a U.S. consulate in their country. Please consult the website of a U.S. consulate in your country for instructions on applying.

Students who are dual citizens (and will enter the U.S. on their U.S. passport) or are U.S. permanent residents (Green Card holders) do not need to apply for a visa.

All international students admitted to the Pre-College Program and traveling to the United States must ensure they have a valid passport (valid for at least six months from date of entry) for travel to and from the program for the duration of the program.

International and non-U.S. citizens participating in the Pre-College program are required to have health insurance. Short-term health insurance plans may be available through Seven Corners, Inbound Guest and HTH Advisors. To learn more, choose a carrier below.

Due to flight schedules, some international students may need to arrive on campus earlier than the designated check-in date. We can accommodate no more than one night prior to your session's check-in date. Students will need to make their own travel arrangements to campus if arriving prior to their session's check-in date.

Please note:

  • Fee: $50

  • Check-In Time: 12:00PM the day before (we are only able to accommodate one day early)

  • Transportation: We typically do not accommodate for transportation for early arrivals.

Students should plan not to leave the program until the official checkout date of their program session. All students should plan to depart the residence hall by noon on the last Saturday of their program. We cannot accommodate late checkout.

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has information about Ground Transportation on their website.

The Emory Pre-College Program in conjunction with Campus Life welcomes international students during orientation. Resident Assistants are prepared to help international students acclimate to their new culture, environment and educational system.

Textbooks required for a noncredit course can be ordered through Amazon. Unless a course requires advanced reading, the book can be shipped to our office. Be sure the book arrives at least 1 week prior to your program start date. The book will be given to you at check-in.

Use the address above for shipping items to yourself. Please use FedEx or UPS for sending packages.  Do not use the US Postal Service. It can take up to 7 business days to receive packages in our office.


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Emory University Pre-College Program
550 Asbury Circle
Candler Library, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30322