Important Admissions Dates
Residential Application Open:
October 1st, 2020
Residential Application Deadlines:
February 15th, 2021- Residential Program Priority Application Deadline
AFTER February 15th, 2021- Rolling Admissions until July 1st!
Due to the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science + Mathematics will be offering Rolling Admissions for the Fall 2021 Residential Program to support our applicants to have the opportunity to put together the strongest and best application possible. We are also offering a Priority Application Deadline for Residential Fall 2021 applicants to allow students the opportunity to receive an early decision if the application is completed by February 15th (online application and all checklist items completed) by February 15th will receive an admissions decision by March 31st.
What is the admissions process for Priority Applicant?
Applications completed by February 15th will undergo an Admissions Review followed by qualified applicants being invited to take part in “Priority Golden Opportunity Days (2-day virtual event via Zoom): March 6th (Math Admissions Test) and March 13th (Interviews). Those qualified applicants invited to Priority Golden Opportunity Days will move forward for review by the Admissions Decision Committee and Final Decision Committee.
What are the advantages of Priority Application Deadline?
Receive your decision early!
Priority Application pool has more seats available for receiving an offer of admissions whereas Rolling Admissions offers of admission decreases in the number of seats available as the review cycle proceeds.
Extra SWAG in your Admissions Welcome Packet if offered and accepted into the program.
What is Rolling Admission?
Applications received after the Priority Application Deadline will be reviewed starting in late March/ early April as they are completed and decisions will go out at the end of each month and will continue rolling admission until all available spaces in the class are filled. After each monthly review, qualified rolling admission applicants will receive an invitation to participate in the “Rolling Golden Opportunity Days (2-day Virtual event via Zoom)” to take part in interviews and the Math Admissions Test. These events will take place as part of the month your application is being reviewed based on when your application was completed during the rolling admissions period. Each rolling review, those qualified applicants invited to Rolling Golden Opportunity Days will move forward for review by the Admissions Decision Committee and Final Decision Committee.
All students selected as members of the Class of 2023 and their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must attend Govie Day on the GSSM campus. Students will select their roommate, take the math assessment, and select their class schedule. Parent sessions will cover aspects of safety on GSSM’s campus, community rules and policies, health services and financial information.
Alternates meet the requirements for acceptance to GSSM but cannot be housed due to the limited residential capacity. Offers of admission will be extended to alternates as space becomes available. The Admissions office will not release the number of alternates or their ranking. The number of alternates selected varies from year to year. Spaces are no longer filled once the GSSM academic year begins.