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How to Apply

Student Application & Selection Packets are sent to every public, private and parochial school district in the state. Applications may be picked up in the school guidance office in late September or downloaded from our website.  Homeschools should contact the GSP Office to receive a Homeschool application packet. Before reaching the statewide competition, each student must first submit his or her application through his or her school and participate in the school and/or district level competitions.  Only those students selected as candidates and sent on by their district (or unaffiliated private school) may compete in the statewide selection process.  The number of candidates each district may submit to the statewide process is based on the district-wide junior class enrollment. Approximately 2,000 applications are received at the state level each year, with approximately 1,060 students selected to attend.

Click here for a list of important dates in the 2016-2017 selection process.