About 20,000 high school seniors are expected to apply for admission by the early action deadline each year; 325 of those will be selected as semifinalists in mid-January. The semifinalist pool will participate in an interview locally or by video conference. All semifinalists will be asked to submit additional documentation, including a resume.
Around 100 finalists will be named in February and invited to campus for additional activities and interviews. A total of 40 Stamps President's Scholars will be named from that group.