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To complete the application process, students must create an application account and follow the instructions for completing the application process.  All applications must be submitted online.  If you have difficulties or questions during the application process, please contact us at  

PLEASE NOTE: All accepted, enrolled, and wait-listed applicants must send their final report cards to GSSM as soon as possible.

For questions, please contact Ashley Koontz, Enrollment Coordinator:

Applications for GSSM's 2-Year Residential Program are accepted for the student's Junior Year only.

Admissions Requirements

  • Current resident of the state of South Carolina
  • Complete at least 10.5 credits prior to the end of the school year of which you apply, including:
    • Algebra 1
    • Algebra 2
    • Geometry
    • English 1
    • English 2
    • A social studies course
    • A lab science course
  • Demonstrate emotional and mental maturity

Not required, but encouraged, are:

  • US government
  • Economics
  • US history
  • Physical education
  • Health
  • A second lab science
  • A computer science course
  • A fine arts course
  • One or two years of a foreign language 

Application Checklist

  1. Online application 
  2. Essay and short answer responses
  3. Signature sheet
  4. Optional parent statement 
  5. English, Science and Math teacher recommendations.
  6. School counselor evaluation
  7. Official high school transcript including first semester grades, list of second semester courses and class rank
  8. Most recent PSAT, PACT, ACT and/or SAT scores taken since January 1, 2019

Teachers and school counselors will be contacted for evaluations on your behalf starting on December 1, after you have submitted their contact information within the online application.

Standardized Tests

  • Last SAT test date to apply for GSSM Class of 2022: Dec. 7 (registration deadline is Nov. 8)
  • Last ACT test date to apply for GSSM Class of 2022: Dec. 14 (registration deadline is Nov. 8)

Nondiscrimination Statement

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability in admission to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be made to Mrs. Anne Brumley, Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, 401 Railroad Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550, 843-383-3906. For further information on federal nondiscrimination regulations, including Title IX, contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at or call (800) 421-3481.