MaCS Scholar Selection Criteria

 

                                                                  High School Student Selection Criteria  

Area of Consideration  

Criterion Measure 

Citizen/Residency Status  

All applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, legal permanent residents, or refugee aliens. 

Declaration of Major  

All applicants must declare a major in one of the four S-STEM degree programs.  

Full-Time Status  

All applicants must be enrolled as full-time degree-track students. 

Financial Need  

All applicants must demonstrate a high level of financial need, determined by the Director of Student Financing and defined by the FAFSA. 

High School Academic Performance  

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA. Completion of AP STEM courses and participation in extracurricular and co-curricular STEM-related activities will also be considered. 

Letters of Recommendation  

Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, including one from a STEM teacher/professor. 

Essay or Video Submission  

Applicants must submit a short essay or video submission in which they introduce themselves and discuss their personal and career goals and interests.  

Interview  

The selection committee will interview all final applicants—in-person interviews with applicants who live within 50 miles of campus and web-based interviews with those who live outside the local area.  

The selection criteria for transfer students into the MaCS program will be identical to the selection criteria for first year students with the addition of a measure of college academic performance (bold faced and underlined in table below). 

                                                                  Transfer Student Selection Criteria  

Area of Consideration  

Criterion Measure 

Citizen/Residency Status  

All applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, legal permanent residents, or refugee aliens. 

Declaration of Major  

All applicants must declare a major in one of the four S-STEM degree programs.  

Full-Time Status  

All applicants must be enrolled as full-time degree-track students. 

Financial Need  

All applicants must demonstrate a high level of financial need, determined by the Director of Student Financing and defined by the FAFSA. 

High School Academic Performance  

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA. Completion of AP STEM courses and participation in extracurricular and co-curricular STEM-related activities will also be considered. 

Transfer Student Academic Performance 

Transfer applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.75 college GPA. Completion of and performance in any college-level STEM courses will be considered. 

Letters of Recommendation  

Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, including one from a STEM teacher/professor. 

Essay or Video Submission  

Applicants must submit a short essay or video submission in which they introduce themselves and discuss their personal and career goals and interests.  

Interview  

The selection committee will interview all final applicants—in-person interviews with applicants who live within 50 miles of campus and web-based interviews with those who live outside the local area.  

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF Grant # 2028011.