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.
PLEASE NOTE: All accepted, enrolled, and wait-listed applicants must send their final report cards to GSSM as soon as possible.
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.
Open: October 1, 2021
Priority Application Deadline: February 15, 2022
Final Application Deadline: March 8, 2022
Priority Application Important Dates
Residential Applicant Interviews (Virtual): Saturday, February 26, 2022
Math Admissions Test (Virtual): Tuesday, March 1, 2022, & Thursday, March 3, 2022
Decisions Released: Monday, March 21, 2022
Decisions Response Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2022
Final Application Important Dates
Residential Applicant Interviews (Virtual): March 19, 2022
Math Admissions Test (Virtual): Tuesday, March 22, 2022, & Thursday, March 24, 2022
Decisions Released: Monday, April 11, 2022
Decisions Response Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022
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.
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 South Carolina 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.