CATALYST is a fast track program targeting students 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
  • Streamlined entrance into Health Science Programs by quickly completing pre-requisite courses
  • Bonus activities and events held exclusively for CATALYST students


  • Must be a first-year student for the 2024-2025 year
  • 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
  • Must be available to take in-person afternoon classes Fall 2024/Spring 2025

Course Map:

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



Scholarship Application 

Application is open until filled; apply by early spring of 2024 for priority consideration

Gadsden State students in the Science Building