CATALYST is a fast track program targeting 2023 high school graduates applying to a Health Science Program at Gadsden State or planning to complete pre-health requirements before transferring to a four-year university program. It is a selective-acceptance program. 

Program Benefits:

  • Full-tuition scholarship for the student’s freshman year
  • Small cohort of up to 28 students increases engagement among peers and instructors
  • Quick completion of courses over four mini terms in one year
  • Extra points given on applications to Gadsden State’s Health Science Programs
  • Bonus activities and events held exclusively for CATALYST students


  • Must be a first-year student for the 2023-2024 year
  • Must apply by May 5, 2023, for the 2023 Fall Semester
  • Must have plans to be a health science major at Gadsden State or a pre-health transfer student
  • Must have an ACT score of 20 in Math and English

Course Map:

Fall semester
Mini 1: BIO 120
Mini 2: BIO 201
Spring semester
Mini 1: BIO 202
Mini 2: BIO 220



Scholarship Application 

Deadline to apply is May 5, 2023

Gadsden State students in the Science Building