Gifted and Talented Program
Gifted and Talented admission is selective. Applicants are under 16 years of age, have a record of academic success, and perform at an academic level well beyond their current grade. The most important factors are the ability to demonstrate ability to handle college-level coursework and level of maturity to engage and flourish in a college environment.
How to Apply
- Complete the 7th grade.
- Apply to the College via our enrollment application.
- Submit official school transcripts from previous and current schools.
- Show satisfactory scores on the college placement tests in English and Math.
- Provide evidence of “Gifted and Talented” status. As defined by Carroll County, Gifted and Talented students score in the 96th percentile by age on one or more of the following tests: Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, Test of Cognitive Skills, WISC III or California Achievement Test, or document a composite SAT score of 1200 or above.*
- Provide letters of support from a school official. If you are a home-schooled student, provide a letter of support from a reliable reference who can attest to your adaptability, maturity level and ability to succeed in a college environment.
- Submit the Statement of Understanding signed by a parent/guardian.
- Meet with the Director of Admissions or a designated professional in our Admissions Office to complete your initial advising session with a parent/guardian for final approval.
Prior to turning 16, you must place into college-level coursework to be approved for enrollment. Most students take the college placement tests to qualify.
All required documents must be submitted and evaluations completed at least two weeks before starting the semester.