Prepare to Apply

High School Preparation

Students interested in applying to NCSSM, please see the below information for preparing and submitting an application.

Students can only complete and submit an application for admission to the Residential and Online programs once during their academic career. We encourage first and second-year high school students to use the following information to prepare for the application process:

Middle School Preparation

Although the application process is still a few years away (your second year of high school experience), we want you to keep NCSSM in mind. In addition to the current residential campus in Durham, NCSSM-Online, and Summer Ventures, NCSSM will welcome its inaugural class of 150 students on our new NCSSM-Morganton campus this fall.  Middle school students will have the opportunity to apply (during their second year of high school) to these three academically rigorous, exciting, and challenging programs. To assist in preparing for these outstanding opportunities, we have created a checklist below:

Contact Admissions 

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