Before proceeding to the NuMaSS 2018 Online Application, you must read the following information. By clicking on the application link at the bottom of this webpage, you acknowledge that you have carefully read the entire list of Frequently Asked Questions, which covers commonly asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
NuMaSS 2018 Summer Program
1. How does the application process work?
The 2018 NuMaSS application is now online, but has multiple parts that must still be completed in its entirety. Upon completion of the online application, you will be presented with a link to the recommendation form. Please print the Recommendation Form and follow the included instructions regarding required recommender’s signature. The application is incomplete until the Recommendation Form, the Official Transcript, and Most Recent Progress Report have been received in the Physics Department office. These (the recommendation form, the official transcript, and the most recent progress report) can be mailed or hand-delivered. Late entries will not be accepted.
2. When is the Application Deadline?
For any returning students, students who have successfully participated in the NuMaSS program in a previous summer, and any rising 11th graders, the online application will close on Thursday, March 1st, 2018. The Official Transcript, Most Recent Progress Report, and Completed (signed) Recommendation Form must be received in the Physics Department office, no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, March 2nd.
For non-returning students, students who have not previously participated in the NuMaSS program, who are rising 9th and 10th graders, the online application will close on Thursday, March 15th, 2018. The Official Transcript, Most Recent Progress Report, and completed (signed) recommendation form must be received in the Physics Department office, no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, March 16th. As previously stated, a complete application consists of:
- Applicant information form (submitted online),
And the following 3 documents sent via postal mail or hand-delivered:
- Recommendation information sheet with recommender’s signature
- An official academic transcript sealed from the applicant’s school AND
- Most recent progress report
There will be no exceptions to the application deadlines under any circumstances.
3. Can I submit my application early?
Yes. Please submit the completed 2018 application as soon as possible. This will alleviate issues related to program solicited recommendation questionnaires, allow recommenders ample time to complete the recommendation form and will provide the applicant the peace of mind in knowing that all submissions have met the deadline.
4. Once I submit my additional application documents (recommendation form, transcript, latest progress report), is there some way to verify that my documents have been received and my application is complete?
To ensure the NuMaSS program has received your additional application documents, it is best to send the application using USPS Certified Mail Return Receipt. Return receipt is a product of the U.S. Postal Service that provides a receipt or evidence that a Certified Mail letter or package was delivered. We operate with a volunteer staff during the application process and cannot respond to individual inquiries regarding receipt of applications.
5. Who can apply to the NuMaSS Summer Program?
You must be a US citizen or permanent resident to participate in the NuMaSS Summer Program. We accept male and female students who are rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. If you are a rising 12th grader, you must have completed at least one year in the program previously.
6. I have another commitment and cannot commit to the entire duration of the NuMaSS Program. Can I still participate in the NuMaSS Program?
No, all participants in the NuMaSS Program must commit to the entire duration of the program each day according to the schedule outlined at the orientation.
7. Can I apply to the NuMaSS Summer Program for the first time if I am a rising senior?
No. In order to participate in the NuMaSS Summer Program if you are a rising senior, you must have completed at least one year in the program previously.
8. Can I apply to the program using a previous years’ application and mail it in?
NO, we will not accept previous years’ applications. The NuMaSS 2018 application is now online. Only recommendation forms, official transcripts, and progress reports should be mailed to the Physics department. Emailed, faxed, and/or texted documents will NOT be accepted AND will be immediately discarded/destroyed.
9. Can I fax or email any application materials?
No, we do not accept faxed or emailed information. The NuMaSS 2018 application is online. Additional application materials (document) as outlined previously, must be mailed. We will only accept the original, completed 2018 Recommendation form, the official sealed transcript and progress report via postal service or personal delivery. We DO NOT accept faxed or emailed information. Also note that all application material is updated/edited yearly. Thus, any application material besides 2018 will be discarded and not considered in the application packet.
10. Who is eligible to complete the program solicited recommendation form?
The first form MUST be completed by a current Science and/or Math teacher. This is confirmed because the teacher must include their school email address, as well as an alternate email address for the questionnaire. The second form CAN be completed by one of the following:
(2) Extracurricular Club Leader
(5) School Administrator
(6) School Counselor/Advisor
Family members and peers CANNOT participate in the recommendation process.
11. How and when will my recommenders be contacted?
Program solicited recommendation questionnaires will be emailed to the recommenders, on a weekly basis. The date of the email is dependent upon the receipt of the applicant’s signed recommendation form. The recommenders will receive an email from SurveyMonkey containing the recommendation questionnaire, and will then have until day, March 9, 2018 by 5:00 pm, for returning students and rising 11th graders and March 23, 2018 by 5:00 pm, for non-returning rising 9th and 10th graders to complete the Survey Monkey questionnaire. There will be no exceptions. Late recommendations will not be considered. Please check with your recommenders to ensure they have submitted your recommendation questionnaire by the respective dates.
If this form is incomplete or illegible, the applicant will be automatically disqualified from the application process. There will no exceptions to this policy.
12. My recommender said he/she did not receive the recommendation questionnaire. What should I do?
Please ask the recommenders to check their junk mail and/or spam. Also, remind your recommenders that the program solicited recommendation questionnaire will be an email that comes from SurveyMonkey and not Morehouse College. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure this questionnaire has been submitted by the deadline. NuMaSS staff will not respond to inquiries regarding recommendation status.
13. If I am a Returning Student or Rising 11th grader and submit my recommendation form on the 2nd of March, by when does my recommender have to complete the SurveyMonkey questionnaire?
The recommenders will receive an email from SurveyMonkey containing the recommendation questionnaire no later than March 5th, and will then have until day, March 9, 2018 by 5:00 pm to complete the Survey Monkey questionnaire. There will be no exceptions. Late recommendations will not be considered. Please check with your recommenders to ensure they have submitted your recommendation questionnaire by 5pm on March 9, 2018.
14. If I am a Non-Returning Rising 9th or 10th graders and submit my recommendation form on the 16th of March, by when does my recommender have to complete the SurveyMonkey questionnaire?
The recommenders will receive an email from SurveyMonkey containing the recommendation questionnaire no later than March 19th, and will then have until day, March 23, 2018 by 5:00 pm to complete the Survey Monkey questionnaire. There will be no exceptions. Late recommendations will not be considered. Please check with your recommenders to ensure they have submitted your recommendation questionnaire by 5pm on March 23, 2018.
15. How will I know if I have been selected to progress to the next stage of the application process?
NuMaSS Staff will begin generating email notifications on Wednesday, March 28th. Students will receive a notification indicating whether or not they are progressing to the next stage of the application process. This does not mean you have been accepted into the program, it confirms that you are eligible to move on to the next step, which includes testing and interviews.
16. If I progress to the 2nd stage of the application process, when and where will the Math Skills Test and Interview process take place?
The Math Skills Test and Interview is currently scheduled for Saturday, April 14th. It will take place at Morehouse College. Details will be included in the email inviting you to participate in the Math Skills Test and Interview. This is a formal interview process, so please dress accordingly. The purpose of the Math Skills Test is to assess the applicant’s aptitude for advanced level studies. It is not a test for which you should attempt to prepare. We are simply trying to assess your current basic math skills.
17. When and how will I be notified if I have been accepted into the NuMaSS 2018 Summer Program?
Students will receive a notification whether they have been accepted, not accepted, or placed on the waitlist. Applicants will begin to receive email notifications starting Monday, April 30th and must confirm their acceptance to the NuMaSS 2018 Summer Program no later than Friday, May 4th.
18. If accepted into the program, is there any additional paperwork that must be submitted?
Yes. If accepted into the program, you will receive a formal acceptance packet containing necessary paperwork that must be submitted no later than Friday, May 11th. If the completed forms are not returned by the deadline, the student will not be able to participate in the NuMaSS 2018 Summer Program. A Morehouse College Summer Academy Health Form will be included in this paperwork, which will require students to provide proof of vaccinations, including a TB test and Hepatitis A vaccine. We do not accept health records as a substitute for the Morehouse College Summer Academy Health Forms. The Health Forms must be completed in its entirety by your health professional.
19. What are the program dates of the NuMaSS 2018 Summer Program?
The summer program begins on Tuesday, May 29th at 3:00 pm with a mandatory Parent/Student Orientation Program. Additional details will be provided in the acceptance package. The student presentations and Closing Ceremony of the program is June 29, 2018.
20. What are the program times for the participants in the NuMaSS Program?
The students’ first class begins at 7:30 am each day. Therefore, the students should arrive on campus between 7:15 am and 7:25 am, allowing for time to walk to their respective classroom locations. The students are dismissed daily from the program at 4:30 pm, excluding Fridays. Every Friday, there is an enrichment trip (possibly out of town) and program hours may be extended beyond the normal program hours. The arrival and dismissal time for Friday will be disclosed to the participants and their parents at the orientation. Please see the website for NuMaSS Weeks At A Glance 2017 for a glance of NuMaSS 2017.
21. Are the program times the same when the students participate in enrichment trips?
No. On Friday, the students participate in local and/or nonlocal enrichment trips. Therefore, we may have extended program hours on Fridays. An official schedule for the enrichment trips will be disclosed at the Mandatory Parent/Guardian/Participant Orientation. The previous summer’s schedule has been placed on the NuMaSS website for your perusal. It contains the trips taken in addition to the departure and return times. It is important to note that the enrichment trips may change each summer.
22. If I do not live in Atlanta, GA, can I still participate in the NuMaSS Program?
Yes. Because the NuMaSS Summer Program is a commuter program, all participants must live in the Atlanta Metropolitan area (which includes the surrounding counties) for the duration of the program and provide his/her own transportation to and from Morehouse College. However, there are no restrictions on the student’s permanent residence. However, the applicant must also be available to participate in the Math Skills Test and Interview process.
Now that you are thoroughly familiar with the application process, let's get started with the application!