Application and Selection Process

Application Process

Students go through a local and state nomination process. Students are selected locally at the district-level or at the school level, if at a charter or non-public school. Each district/school has its own process to determine nominees for NCDPI at the state level.

If a student is interested in applying to attend the NC Governor's Schools, contact a local school official (e.g. Local Coordinator, school counselor, AIG specialist, etc.) to inquire about local processes.  Applications do not come directly to the state office.

State-level nominations for the 2023 session are due by Friday, December 16, 2022.

GS Student Application

GS Recommendation Form

Timeline Overview

  • September 2022: Applications are released to Governor’s School Coordinators. 
  • November﹣December 2022: Local deadlines for local selection process. Check with your school counselor later in the Fall for the dates of this deadline. 
  • December 16, 2022: State deadline for local nominations from all districts, charters and non﹣public schools. 
  • Early March: Selection notifications are sent to Governor’s School Coordinators to distribute.  
  • April 2023: Selected students will notify the NC Department of Public Instruction of their decision to accept or decline the invitation to attend the NC Governor’s School. 
  • June 18, 2023 (likely): Students arrive for the first day of the NC Governor’s School Session. 
  • July 15, 2023 (likely): Final day of the NC Governor’s School Session.