Important Dates

2024 Open House Dates
NCSSM-Durham: Saturday, October 19, 2024
NCSSM-Morganton: Saturday, November 9, 2024
Middle School Open House: Monday, November 11, 2024 (Morganton Campus)
*Registration opens one month prior to each event. Registration is required.*

Application Dates for the Class of 2027
Opens on on Tuesday, October 15, 2024
Closes on Saturday, January 5, 2025 at 11:59 PM
Status Notifications released April 3rd, 2025

Math Assessment Dates for the Class of 2027
NCSSM-Durham: February 15 or February 22
NCSSM-Morganton: February 15 or February 22

In-person Counselor Sessions*

This summer, the NCSSM Admissions Team will hold in-person, on-campus information sessions for the Class of 2027. Families and students who are gearing up to start the 10th grade during the 2024-25 school year are eligible to schedule a meeting. These sessions will run approximately 45 minutes and will be with the Admissions Counselor assigned to the student’s home county. For more information, visit the following links.

*These sessions will not include campus tours. NCSSM tours are led by Campus Ambassadors, who will be off campus during the summer.

Class of 2027 Application Information

The application process for the Class of 2027 will open on Tuesday, October 15, 2024, and close on Sunday, January 5, 2025, at 11:59 PM.

Standardized Testing (SAT and/or ACT) Waived

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics will not require or accept standardized tests (SAT, ACT, etc.) for the Class of 2027. The Office of Admissions will not accept any score reports as part of the application process.

The Magical Journey of STEM Podcast

Podcast #1 – The Class of 2026 Application is open! Join us as we discuss important dates during the application process.

Podcast #2 – Join Kinesha and Tracy as they walk you through the steps of the application.

Podcast #3 – In this two-part podcast, we welcome a very special alum, Tony-nominated Mr. Lamar Richardson. (Part 1) (Part 2)

Podcast #4 – Kinesha and Tracy discuss the closing steps of the application, including the Blackbaud system.

Podcast #5 – The man, the myth, the legend, Chancellor Dr. Todd Roberts, joins Kinesha to answer some important questions.

Podcast #6 – Kinesha and Tracy break down congressional districts and why they are essential to our selection process.

Podcast #7 – Summer is just around the corner! Meet Gina and Gerri as they discuss all of the exciting events taking place this summer at NCSSM.

Meet Your Admissions Representative

Wondering who your Admissions Representative is? View the recording here to learn who you will work with throughout the 2024-25 NCSSM application process.

NCSSM Graduates Receive Guaranteed Admission and Waived Tuition to UNC System Universities

The UNC System Board of Governors approved a new policy guaranteeing residential program graduates admission to any UNC System institution — which includes 16 universities across North Carolina. Additionally, the state budget passed by the NC General Assembly and signed by the governor includes both a four-year tuition grant for NCSSM graduates to attend a UNC System institution and a provision for state payment of AP testing fees for NCSSM students. For more information, please view our FAQ document.

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Alumni Weekend 2024

October 25 – 27, 2024

NCSSM-Durham and around Durham