This section provides a glimpse into the boarding school admissions process. From how to apply to the 10 things you must not forget, our tips and resources can be a huge benefit to successfully navigating boarding school applications. Find answers to the most common questions, learn when it’s too late to apply and get familiar with the Boarding School Admission Application
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There are several ways to apply to boarding school.
You have a couple of ways to apply to boarding school. Choose the method which is easiest for you.
Apply to the Individual Schools
You can always ask the schools to send you an applications package. Many schools have a 'request information' link on their websites. This will explain the applications procedure for that specific school. You will receive all the applications materials on paper. Complete these by hand or use a typewriter if you still have one around (remember typewriters?). Then snail mail the completed applications to the school.
Most schools will also have online applications. Online application forms have the advantage of saving time for the school because the data gets loaded right into their admissions database. The procedure varies from school to school but basically will have some sort of secure log in where you will find the instructions on how to apply. You complete some forms on line. Others, like the teacher recommendation forms, you will download and print.
Use a Common Application
The SSAT offers an online application service which they call The Standard Application Online (SAO). Or use the Gateway To Prep Schools Application. This greatly simplfies the applications process to schools which use it. You only have to complete one application which is then transmitted to the schools which you specify. This video explains the SAO.
Stay organized by using our Applications Calendar. There are many
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