Governor's School Application Instructions

If you are a New Jersey resident, currently in your junior year of high school, and love engineering/computers/math/science, you should consider applying to the Governor's School of Engineering and Technology. Please look through the description of the academic program and research projects on this site before you apply and see if the program sounds like something you'd love to do. If so, we hope you'll consider applying!

The application for our Summer 2017 Governor's School of Engineering and Technology program will be available by the end of November 2016. Note that your application must be submitted to Rutgers postmarked by January 9, 2017.  Click Here to view the application.

The application must be emailed by the high school, NOT the applicant, as a PDF document conforming to the following naming convention: Last Name_First Name_County.pdf (ex. Jones_Mary_Monmouth.pdf), and sent directly to Rutgers University School of Engineering at the following email address gsetrutgers@gmail.com.  Applications must be emailed on or before January 9, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

The Governor's School of Engineering and Technology is offered free of charge for participants. The cost of the program is covered by generous donations from sponsors each summer. This summer, we will run from June 25th - July 21st, 2017.

Each high school is allowed one nominee for every 325 juniors, as follows: 

  • 1–325 enrolled juniors = 1 nominee for each Governor’s School
  • 326–650 enrolled juniors = 2 nominees for each Governor’s School
  • 651+ enrolled juniors = 3 nominees for each Governor’s School

Admission to the program is very competitive. Following a competitive process at each high school in which dozens of students may express interest in attending the program, we generally receive between 300 and 400 applications from these nominees. Of the nominees who are the best and brightest students at their respective schools, fewer than 25% generally receive offers of admission. In previous years, 20% of applicants were admitted.