How to Apply

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, 2025 or February 22, 2025
NCSSM-Morganton: February 15, 2025 or February 22, 2025

Application process

Eligible applicants may apply to NCSSM’s Residential (Durham and/or Morganton), Online, or Summer Ventures program or all three, using one electronic application. There is no application fee or cost for tuition, meals, room/board, or textbooks for these three programs.

In order to complete the 2024-25 application process and be considered for the NCSSM Class of 2027, potential applicants must complete ALL of the requirements within the required time frames.

The application process for the Class of 2027 will open on October 15, 2024, at noon and close on January 5, 2025, at 11:59 p.m. Status notification will be released on April 3, 2025.

Contact Admissions 

If you have questions regarding the admissions process, contact the Office of Admissions at