IS4GT Eligibility

Students must currently be in grades 6-11.

Acceptance decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Apply early!

In response to concerns regarding prolonged student exposure, residential stays during 2022 GATE summer programs have been removed. Students will commute daily to and from the program.

Students must submit the following with their IS4GT application:

  • Test scores (score of only one test)
    • ACT or SAT - view minimum requirement for each program below
    • CogAT - view minimum requirement for each program below
      Register to take the CogAT with MSU GATE HERE
    • IQ Test
  • Teacher Recommendation Form from one of your teachers in a specific subject areas of : During your online application, you will be asked to provide a teacher's school email address, and we will send them an email requesting that they fill out an online recommendation for you. (Do NOT ask your teacher to write you a letter of recommendation - only our online recommendation form will be accepted.)
  • Most recent grade report
  • Essay (view Essay Questions)

Please note: Students need to meet the criteria for the ACT, SAT, or CogAT. Students need to take and submit scores for only one of these tests. An IQ test is also acceptable in place of these standardized test scores.

IS4GT Requirements for Eligibility
Program Grades ACT Math ACT English ACT Reading ACT Composite SAT Math SAT EBRW SAT Total CogAT
Intensive Study in Review Writing 6-9 18 18 18 19 500 500 980 90th percentile
Pre-Law: LitiGATE, An Intensive Study in Prosecuting and Defending a Criminal Case 8-11 19 19 19 19 510 510 1000 90th percentile
Intensive Study in PRE-MED ED 7-10 18 18 18 19 500 500 980 90th percentile
Intensive Study in Technophobia in Fiction and in Film 6-9 18 18 18 19 500 500 980 90th percentile