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Apply to the GEMS program

How to Apply

The GEMS Living Learning Community is designed to support incoming Agnes Scott College students who plan to major in math and or the natural sciences. A living learning community is a residential community in which students live on the same floor to build community, support one another and learn together by participating in specialized programs and workshops with faculty and staff. This program is offered at no additional cost to students. Students will meet other students who share the same courses and academic interests, participate in academic and co-curricular experiences to enhance their transition from high school to college, have access to extra academic support, engage in learning strategies workshops, mentoring, and attend field trips around Atlanta.

Program Objectives: All program objectives are designed to increase persistence and nurture success in STEM related disciplines.

  • Provide academic and social support
  • Schedule speakers and excursions 
  • Assist students with pursuing summer research opportunities
  • Support identity development as mathematicians and scientists

Selection Criteria:

  • Admission to Agnes Scott College and paid enrollment deposit
  • Submission of complete Program Application (below)
  • Demonstrated passion for Mathematics and Science


If you have visited this site previously, you may notice that our application form has changed.  We have updated the application form to address browser compatibility and submission issues.  

Please note that there is no need to resubmit your application in this new form if you already submitted the previous version and have received a response from us. However, if you tried to submit the previous version and have not heard from us, please submit your application again using this new form.


The application deadline is June 1, 2013.

How will I know if my application was sent properly and received?

When we receive your application, you will get an e-mail reply from



Please don’t hesitate to contact us at – we’re happy to answer your questions about the program and look forward to helping you in any way we can!