Standard Application Online (SAO) Questions

Learn all you need to know about the Standard Application Online. Articles will cover frequently asked family questions, payment and submissions, recommendation and transcripts, and more.

What are Standard Application Online common forms?

The Standard Application Online contains a wide library of online common forms used by schools accepting the SAO to fulfill their school-specific requirements. The standard form list is as follows:Parent Evaluation Form: A standard section containing personal development descriptors to be completed by the parent or guardian. Usually used for students applying to PK-Grade 5.Student Evaluation Form (typically used for grades PK-1): A standard recommendation form containing  personal development descriptors and classroom readiness to be completed by a teacher at the current school.Student Evaluation Form (typically used for grades 2-5): A standard recommendation form containing  personal development descriptors and classroom readiness to be completed by a teacher at the current school.Student Essay: A standard section containing 5 writing prompts to be completed by the student.Parent Statement: A standard section containing 4 writing prompts and student character skill descriptors to be completed by a parent or guardian.Personal Recommendation Form: A standard recommendation form to be completed by an adult familiar with the student outside of the classroom, in the areas of athletics, performing arts, or extracurricular interests  English Recommendation Form:  A standard recommendation form requesting information about the student’s English language knowledge, skills, and personal development to be completed by an English teacher at the current school.Math Recommendation Form: A standard recommendation form requesting information about  the student’s mathematical knowledge, skills, and personal development to be completed by a mathematics teacher at the current school.Principal Recommendation Form: A standard recommendation form requesting information about the student’s overall academic background and personal development to be completed  by a principal or guidance counselor at the current school.Official School Report and Transcript form: This is a standard form used by schools to collect information about an applicant's current/previous school academic performance. It includes instructions to upload official transcripts and school reports. It must be completed by a guidance counselor or school administrator. Most schools require 2 full years of transcripts as well as the most updated grades for the current year. Check all to request reports from one administrator, or select individual administrators for specific years.Any Teacher Recommendation:  A standard recommendation form requesting information about the student’s subject knowledge, skills, and personal development to be completed by a teacher at the current school.‍

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