School Nomination Instructions

Who can nominate a student?

School counselors, GT coordinators, other school officials or parents of homeschooled students can nominate students for Arkansas Governor's School.

  • Click HERE to create a Nominators Account.
  • Choose your High School from the list. If your high school is not listed, you will be asked to enter the name of the school and give some contact information durint the next step. 
  • Complete the rest of the form and choose your password. Your password must contain at least 6 characters. Your email address and password will be used to log into your account. 
  • The first person that logs in for each school will be asked to enter the junior class size. This will be used to determine the number of eligible nominations. Each school is allowed to nominate up to 10% of their junior class. 
  • Enter the number of students you would like to nominate. You can come back to add additional names at a later date. Click on "Submit" once you have entered the number of students. 
  • Enter each student's name and school email address. Click on "Submit" when you are done with your student nominations.
  • The students will receive an email shortly after they have been nominated. Their nomination email will contain a link for them to apply to AGS. If the student does not see the email, please ask them to check their junk mail or spam folder. You may need to ask your IT department to add ags@atu.edu as an allowed email address. 
  • Click on the link: Login to AGS Application Portal. If you have forgotten your password, click on "Forgot Password" to have a reset link sent to your email. 
  • Enter the number of students you would like to nominate. You can come back to add additional names at a later date. Click on "Submit" once you have entered the number of students. 
  • Enter each students name and email address. Click on "Submit" when you are done with your student nominations. 
  • The students will receive an email shortly after they have been nominated. Their nomination emial will contain a link for them to apply to AGS. If the student does not see the email, please ask them to check the junk or spam folder. You may need to ask your IT department to add ags@atu.edu as an allowed email address. 
  • You can nominate additional students by logging back in to the system and entering their information as previously described. The system will only let you nominiate up to 10% of your junior class. 
  • To monitor the progress of the student application, go directly to the Nomination Summary page by clickin on "Review Existing Nominee(2). 
  • On the Nomination Summary page, you can submit the School Recommendation Form and the student's transcript. Click on "Browse" and choose the file on your computer you wish to upload. Click "Upload". Choose either "View Nomination" or "View Transcript". Please open each link to ensure your items have uploaded properly. 
  • The School Recommendation Form is an Adobe filable file. You should be able to open it and type information in the form using the free program Adobe Acrobat Reader. However, you may not be able to save the completed form to your computer if you do not have the full Adobe Acrobat Pro program. In that case, you will need to print the completed form, get the required signitures on the 4th page, and scan and upload the document to your computer. 
  • You can monitor a students progress through the applicaiton process by clicking on "Details" in the portal. This page will indicate how many of the applications have been completed. The system only checks for entries for the answers. It does not check for the quality of the answer. It is possible that students have entered incomplete answers so that the system will let them go to the next page. You may need to check wtih students to see where they actually are in the application process. 
  • Students must complete all of the appplication questions and SUBMIT the application in order to be considered. 
  • The AGS Person Status will change to "Students Applicant" once all the required information and items have been received. If the student has completed the applicaion but the status does not change, it is generally because they have not submitted their application. Ask them to make sure they hit SUBMIT. 
  • Many students who start the applicaiton process will NOT complete the process all the way through submission. We know teachers are busy and therefore we do NOT want them to have to work on a teacher recommendation for a student who may not complete the applicaiton. 
  • Once the student enters a teacher's name and email address for a recommendation, an initial email will be sent to the teacher letting them know that the student has tentatively listed them to give a recommendation. The actual link to submit the recommendation will not be included at this time. 
  • Once the student has submitted their COMPLETED application, a second email will be sent to the teacher with a link to use to complete their recommendation. Teachers has three additional weeks after the student applicaiton deadline to complete their recommendations. 
  • An email will also be sent to the school personnel who nominated the student with the name and email address of the teacher. Please check to make sure the email address is correct for the recommending teacher and that the person indicated is a teacher and not a friend or family member. 
  • Nominators can check the status of the teacher recommendation and correct the email address from the student "Details" page on their Nominator account. There will also be a link to the teacher recommendation that can be used in the event the email gets lost. Each link is specific to the student and the recommending teacher. 

Questions?

Phone: 479-356-2037 (Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Email: ags@atu.edu