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Frequently Asked Questions

Read below for some frequently asked questions about the Governor’s School for the Sciences & Engineering (GSSE). If you still have questions after reading through these please contact or call 865-974-9493.

GSSE is for rising high school juniors and seniors (current sophomores and juniors) from the state of Tennessee.

For the 2022 GSSE program, it is not yet determined how many scholars will be selected for a full scholarship position. A limited number of partially funded positions will be available to students not selected for one of the full scholarship positions. GSSE funding supports housing, meals, instructional materials, and activities for full scholarship students and a portion of those costs for partially funded students.

Visit this page here to learn more about how to apply for the GSSE program.

Visit this page here to learn more about the academic curriculum for GSSE.

No. All students that choose to attend the GSSE program will be required to attend each class and activity throughout the program.

Upon completion of the 2022 GSSE program students will be awarded 5 credit hours. The credit hours are Interdisciplinary Programs credits:

INPG 100 – selected topics – 3 hours

INPG 200 – selected topics – 2 hours

Click here for the catalog link for INPG. These credits may be transferable to other accredited universities, but it is up to the institution to accept them. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville will accept these as general elective credits.

Any student who attends a Tennessee High School may apply to attend GSSE.  All applicants will be considered, with highest priority given to Tennessee Residents..

No. Students are limited to attending one Governor’s School during their high school career..

No, we do not accept paper applications. All applications should be submitted through our online application system.

The 2022 GSSE will be in-person only.  There will be no virtual option.

INPG Credit Hours Earned

Each GSSE student that successfully completed the program received 5 credits; 3 in INPG 100 and 1 each in two different sections of INPG 200. Here is a link that explains more about the INPG credits. Whether or not another university will accept the credits is up to the institution. At UTK the credits will most likely be accepted for general elective credit only.

How to Request Your Transcript

Students may request their UTK transcript online here:

  1. Note that you can request transcripts be sent electronically or by USPS/FedEx
  2. Academic transcripts are $10/each (Please be sure you order an “academic” transcript. Do not order a “co-curricular” transcript)
  3. If you have any trouble requesting a transcript please contact