GCS-ACT Apply


    To apply for the GCS-ACT program, you must meet the following minimum requirements:


    • Be eligible for a lateral entry license in the state of North Carolina
    • Hold a relevant degree or a degree and have a minimum of 24 semester hours of relevant coursework
    • Have a 3.0 or above content area GPA (preferred)
    • Must be currently in a teaching position in Guilford County Schools




    • Deadlines: Early fall admissions applications received by November 1 will receive a decision by March 1.  Early spring admissions applications received by April 1 will receive a decision by June 1.  Regular admissions will be reviewed throughout the summer.


    For applications received by: Applicants will be notified by:
    November 1st March 1st
    April 1st June 1st
    June 1st July 1st
    July 1st August 1st
    August 1st September 1st


    • Eligibility: Applicants must be employed to teach in the licensure area for which their lateral entry license was issued.  Applicants must have a degree or 24 hours (with a 3.0 GPA) in the content area in which they will be teaching.  We cannot admit or license teachers who are General Elementary, EC-Adaptive, and some categories of CTE.



    • Scoring: Applications are scored on a rubric that considers multiple factors including but not limited to—GPA, transcript evaluation, subject area, school placement, Praxis II score.


     We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year. 

    To apply for GCS-ACT 2023-24 school year please click here. 

    Interviews for early admission will take place in December 2022 and March 2023.