Admission Process


Admission Process

There are multiple paths to apply to the GG Scholars program, which are described in detail and within the flow chart below. Students who are submitting directly to the GG Scholars will do so through the NC State Graduate School through their online application system. The application will provide information about submitting supporting documentation (including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and statement of interest). Students who are applying directly to an affiliated PhD program at NC State, but would also like to be considered for the GG Scholars program in their first year, follow the link to the GG Scholars program in their affiliated PhD program application. For those students who are currently at NC State in a PhD program, contact Martha Burford Reiskind for the application materials or see the link below. If you have questions about the application process please contact the GG Scholars program.

GG Scholars application opened October 1st, 2019 with a preferred deadline of January 15th, 2020 for full consideration. Application announcement and package can be found here.

Note: When writing your statement of interest, please follow the below guidelines:

  • Make sure you follow the word limits for each of the questions
  • Include any research and other relevant experience in your answer to the questions
  • Include interest and fit for GG Scholars program as well as the participating PhD program you are currently in, applying for, or up to three degree programs you would like to pursue in your answers

New Incoming Students

Prospective students can either apply to the GG Scholars program directly or can chose the GG Scholars option for their first year when they apply to one of the affiliated PhD programs. This will allow the admission committee to evaluate their application to the GG Scholars curriculum.

Current NC State PhD Students

Students already in a PhD program at NC State can apply to the GG Scholars program. Upon admission and completion of one-year GG Scholars curriculum, current students will continue coursework for their program. Current NC State PhD student application is found here.

*Note: The GG Scholars application opened October 1st, 2019. International students will need to apply to a PhD program from the affiliated list and the GG Scholars program.