New Applicants


Students in the following independent school districts in South Texas and students attending the following public schools in the Houston Independent School District are eligible to apply to the GeoFORCE program:

In addition the applicant must:

  • Have a 3.0 overall GPA for 7th and 8th grade
  • Have no grade lower than B in math or science in 7th and 8th grade
  • Write a 200 – 500 word essay explaining why you like science and are interested in GeoFORCE
  • Supply a teacher recommendation

Applications are accepted from 8th graders, and students accepted to the program stay with the program all through high school.  The program is competitive; we accept 80 students each year.  Students who are qualified but not chosen as 8th graders remain on the waiting list in case vacancies develop.

How to Apply:

Step 1:  establish a UTEID using the by clicking the Apply Now link.

Step 2:  return to the link above and login, enter your name, town, and e-mail.  You will receive an e-mail from GeoFORCE.

Step 3:  click on the link in the e-mail you received and complete the application.


Matt Hofer (Southwest Texas)

John Hash (Houston)


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