Frequently Asked Questions and Answers


May I apply for more than one School?

Yes, however you will only be able to attend one Governor’s School since the dates of the programs overlap. If you are accepted to more than one school, please notify each school of your decision to attend or not.

Do I earn any special credits? YES.

Each student successfully completing a Governor’s School summer session will receive three hours credit. Each student will also receive a certificate of merit signed by the Governor.

Does an up-to-date transcript need to be included?

YES. Please provide the most recent grades available at the time of application.

Do I stay for the entire term?

Yes, The program is intensive and highly individualized. Classes and special activities will be planned for the entire term. Including weekends! Absences from scheduled activities will not be permitted except in the case of emergencies, and you will have to have permission from the Director. You will not be excused to attend other camps or seminars, to take family vacations, attend weddings, have senior pictures taken, etc. Come prepared to stay, to study, and to have fun!

Can I bring my cellphone, laptop, or other communication device.

You may bring your cellphone, however its use will not be permitted during class or other school activities. Students are strongly suggested to bring a computer to aid in the completion of school work, however students will also have access to library computers during the day.

What does it cost?

If you are accepted, you will receive a full scholarship for program expenses. The only thing you will have to pay for is your transportation to and from the campus, and you will have to bring your own personal spending money. Everything else - dorms, tuition, meals, special trips, lectures, and labs- will all be provided for you. The program is funded by the Department of Education through funds appropriated by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee.



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