Skip to main content
Western Kentucky University

Gatton Academy Admissions

Connect with

THE GATTON ACADEMY

Via Social Media 


   Facebook    Twitter
 

2014/2015 CALENDAR 

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 2-5, 2014
Fall Break

October 11, 2014
Preview Day #2

October 18, 2014
PSAT for Juniors

October 23, 2014
Hardin Co. Info Session

Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014
Closed Weekend

Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2014
Thanksgiving Break

December 8-12, 2014
Finals Week

Dec. 12, 2014 – Jan. 5, 2015
Winter Break

January 24, 2015
Final Preview Day

 

 

 

Introduction and Requirements for Admission

 

The Class of 2016 application deadline has passed. The Class of 2017 application will be released in September.

 

We are excited that you have shown an interest in enrolling at The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. The mission of the Gatton Academy is to offer a residential program for bright, highly motivated Kentucky high school students who have demonstrated interests in pursuing advanced careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Before beginning the application process, please ensure that you qualify or intend to meet qualifications for admission to the Gatton Academy.

Gatton Academy applicants for the Class of 2017 must

  • be a current resident of the state of Kentucky,
  • be a sophomore or have achieved sophomore status,
  • complete Geometry and Algebra II prior to enrollment,
  • score a minimum 22 math on the ACT or score a minimum 520 math on the SAT, and
  • submit all required materials no later than February 1, 2015

The Academy will also accept applications from current high school juniors for admission in the January 2016 (what is referred to as Second Semester Admission). The Academy will make offers of admission based on the availability of space and quality of applicants. This would require a substantial number of students to leave after the first semester by choice or due to academic ineligibility, which is increasingly rare. Students applying for Class of 2016 Second Semester Admission will follow the same process as students applying as sophomores; however, all materials must be received by Monday, December 8, 2014.

Applicants for the Class of 2017 wishing to apply for limited January 2016 Second Semester Admission must

  • be a current resident of the state of Kentucky,
  • be a junior or have achieved junior status,
  • complete Geometry and Algebra II prior to enrollment,
  • score a minimum 28 math on the ACT or score a minimum 640 math on the SAT, and
  • submit all required materials no later than December 8, 2014

Review the Application Instructions and Begin Your Journey Here

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 9/25/14