There is no tuition to attend GSSM's Residential Program. While there are fees associated with some January Interim course choices, and the meal plan, the State of South Carolina provides funding for housing and courses offered by GSSM.
During the changes required by the COVID-19 pandemic, the admissions team is available virtually to introduce you to GSSM and to answer your questions. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Carolina Governor’s School for Science + Mathematics will be transitioning from our current application to a New Online Application! Our current application will not be available after 5pm Tuesday, December 8. Applicants who started or submitted their applications between Friday, October 1 – Tuesday, December 8 at 5pm will continue to complete the application in our prior application system.
New Applicants will use the new online application portal which will be available and live on Tuesday, December 8th at 5pm! If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for GSSM's 2-Year Residential Program are accepted for the student's Junior Year only.
GSSM does not have minimum GPA or standardized test scores for admission. However, competitive applicants have typically exceeded the minimum academic coursework required and have earned excellent grades.
Golden Opportunity Days (2 day event) (Interview & Math Admissions Test):Admissions will review applications and invite qualified residential applicants to take part in Interviews and the Math Admissions Test that will occur virtually via Zoom as part of the application process during “Golden Opportunity Days" The interviews will be an opportunity for us to get to know you and for you to get to know more about us. The GSSM Math Admissions Test is 45 minutes long with approximately 30 questions that does not allow for the use of a calculator. The questions are designed to measure a student’s understanding of Geometry, Algebra I, and the first part of Algebra II.* This is required for invited applicants only. This test is used only for admissions purposes. For students who are admitted to the school, another assessment will be given to determine final math placement.
*scoring will take into consideration a student’s status for having completed or currently being enrolled in Algebra II.
Priority Golden Opportunity Days (2-day virtual event): (Invitation Only event for qualified applications completed by February 15th ) March 6th (Math Admissions Test) and March 13th (Interviews)
Final Rolling Admissions Deadline Friday
*Dates are subject to change for Rolling Golden Opportunity Days
Teachers and school counselors will be contacted for evaluations on your behalf, starting on Dec. 1, after you have submitted their contact information within the online application.
GSSM does not require students to take the essay portion for either test. Use GSSM Code 410997 to submit an official score for the SAT. Use GSSM Code 410997 to submit an official score for the ACT.
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 OCR.DC@ed.gov or call (800) 421-3481.