Governor's School

<p>How difficult is it to get into Governor's School? I'm from New Jersey and I'm thinking about applying there for this summer. It's going to be my first time and I never heard of it before. My guidance counselor told me I should apply, so I am. </p>

<p>What do they look for? </p>

<p>Is it similar to a college admissions process?</p>

<p>Feel free to comment!</p>

<p>i live in PA and from what i know about governor's school, some are easier acceptance-wise that others. For example teaching or agricultural science are much easier to get into that entrpenuership or sciences. Getting in is like a crapshoot, the #1 kid in my class applied to entrpenuership and also sciences and has everything going for him, he didn't get in. but a spanish kid in the top 10% with less impressive stats got into ag. science. it depends</p>

<p>i'm applying to NJ gov school as well for environment and international studies. what r u guys applying to?</p>

<p>I was wondering if i should use the same autobiography sketch for both since the one for environmental science didn't specifically say anything they required.</p>

<p>For NJ Governor's School, you may only apply for one. Thus, only environomental science OR international studies.</p>

<p>iloveledzepplin- Do you know anything about where International Studies in PA fits in terms of being easy/hard to get into?</p>

<p>oh our school let's us do both, and they choose the one whom they think is a stronger candidate for. so I'm doing app to both.</p>

<p>I think its a little harder to get into than ag sci and teaching, but it can be done...definately apply!</p>

<p>is it difficult to get in? is it impossible?</p>

<p>i'm just worried i won't get into the school of science.. =[</p>

<p>it said on the app that they are big on </p>

<p>PSAT scores
and at least a 90% on standardized tests.. like Terra Nova, HSPAs, etc..</p>

<p>I took the 10th grade terra nova last year and got a 96 overall.. i guess thats good?</p>

<p>actually the people from my school who got in for engineering/tech and general science program said that they were big on the essay.</p>