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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..