GoSciTech FAQ

Got questions? Get answers here.

We've make learning STEM the best part of summer.

Sending a student to camp us a big (fun) deal. Here are answers to common questions.

How do apply for GoSciTech?

Just complete the online application (parents only, please) and submit the student's most recent first semester report card. Applications are until courses are full. 

Pro Tip: Classes fill quickly when the application opens in mid-February, so do not wait!

If you are not able to complete an online application, call us at 843-383-3958 and we'll send you a paper application that you can mail or fax back to us.

Where can I find the Summer Camp Student Handbook?

The handbook has it all and is updated every year when applications open. Click here (pdf) to view the latest version.

How many classes can I take?

Great question. You can sign up for one course per week, but we offer more than one week of camp. Students often have more than one favorite and sign up for multiple weeks!

Do courses fill up?

They do, and the most popular ones can fill up quickly. You'll select and rank your favorites and we'll do everything we can to get you into your top choice. If that class is full, we'll put you into your second choice and so on. If something opens later in your top choice, we'll try to get you in.

What is a typical day like?

On Monday, you'll get up after a good night's sleep and eat breakfast in the dining hall.

Your class starts at 9:00am sharp and lasts until lunch time.

After lunch, you'll be in class until 4:30pm.

Dinner and evening activities are from 5:00-10:30pm. 

After a full day, you'll be ready for lights-out at 11pm.

The rest of the week works much the same way.

How much does it cost?

Each course has its own fee and will be posted when the course list is updated in February.

The fee for most classes is between $830-$950 and includes room, board, course materials, and out-of-class activities.

We don't want family finances to be a barrier to coming to GoSciTech, so financial aid is available. 

Tell me about financial aid.

A limited amount of need-based financial aid is available to South Carolina residents and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

To request financial assistance, just fill out the financial assistance section on the GoSciTech application and provide the requested proof of income.

When is the payment deadline?

To reserve your spot, we require a $200 deposit within two weeks of your acceptance into camp. Full payment is due three weeks before camp starts.

Where will I live during camp?

You will live in GSSM's residence halls on campus. Each room has two beds, a sink, and a bathroom shared with your next-door neighbor. Boys live on the boys' halls with male live-in staff, and girls live on the girls' halls with female live-in staff. 

Can I request a roommate?

Sure! If you know someone who is coming to camp, then the two of you will just list each other as desired roommates on your application.

When is Check-In / Check-Out?

Campers check in starting at 2pm on the Sunday that your camp starts. Check-In ends at 4pm so that we can get camp started!

On Friday, your class will be part of our closing ceremony and your family is invited to come see what you did. It starts at 4:00pm and Check-Out begins immediately afterwards. The building closes at 5:30pm.

If I sign up for camps in consecutive weeks, do I have to move out?

Yes. You'll pack up all of your belongings, clean your room, and leave campus with all your stuff after the closing ceremony. We'll clean all of the rooms, and have things ready for you to move back in on Sunday!

Can I bring my electronics?

Sure, but go easy on it. The best parts of camp are the classes and hanging out with people who share your interest in science stuff. If you spend all your time on screens, you'll miss out!

Phones, laptops, and portable games (we're looking at you, Switch) are never welcome in classrooms.

By the way, we can't guarantee the security of the gear your bring, and we don't guarantee that it will work with our campus network.

I'm having trouble with the application. What should I do?

Feel free to give us a call at 843-383-3958. We'll help you figure things out.