Interested in applying to a private school, but intimidated by the application process?
Fear not. Private school applications may seem massive and confusing at first glance, but most are fairly standard—which means you can begin to prepare specific components well in advance of submission deadlines.
To get ahead of the process, use this checklist to familiarize yourself with standard application components now. While your selected school may not require all, it’s better to be over prepared than overwhelmed!
Check with your selected private schools to see if they accept the Standard Application Online (SAO).
The SAO simplifies the process of applying to private schools by allowing you to submit your information, essays, transcripts, and recommendations once to any school that accepts it. That means you just need one set of electronically submitted documents, no matter how many schools to which you apply.
Whether using the SAO or not, the best way to ensure you have all private school application components ready is to start the admission process early. When you’re prepared, the pathway to your best-fit school is a much more straightforward journey!