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Admission Process


Step 1 | Inquire

Request Information

To learn more about Choate Rosemary Hall, please complete this form to request additional information. GoChoate!, our admission website will help you create a username and password for you to use throughout the admission process. Visit the More About Me section to answer questions about your interests.

Step 2 | Interview

Scheduling an Interview

Once you have completed the inquiry form, call the Admission Office at (203) 697-2239 to schedule your interview.

Step 3 | Application

Complete Your Application

The remainder of the application can be accessed through GoChoate!. Please complete and submit the Applicant and Family Information Form, Applicant Interests, Personal Statement, and Parent/Guardian Statements. A fee ($75 for U.S. applicants/ $125 for international applicants) is also required to process your application.

In addition, please submit the following:
  • School Report - including transcripts and current grades
  • Recommendations - recommendations from current English and Mathematics teachers are required, a supplementary recommendation is optional
  • Standardized Test Scores – SSAT or ISEE for 9th and 10th grade applicants; ACT, PreACT, SAT, or PSAT for 11th grade applicants; SAT or ACT for 12th grade or Postgraduate applicants. Applicants for whom English is not their first language are expected to additionally submit a TOEFL or IELTS exam result. All applicants must take standardized tests during the current academic year. Applicants should plan to take the appropriate test no later than January 10.
  • Choate’s admission process is holistic and, consistent with our mission, places a premium on character as well as excellence. As such, the admission committee invites applicants to complete the Character Skills Snapshot which provides additional insight on their candidacies. Although this new online assessment tool is not a required component of the application, because it illuminates strength and potential in important non-cognitive areas, we strongly recommend it.

Important Dates


JANUARY 10

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The Admission Committee gives full consideration to all completed applications through GoChoate! or Gateway to Prep Schools that arrive by the deadline.

MARCH 10

NOTIFICATION

Admission decisions will be available online. Late applicants will receive due consideration.

APRIL 10

REPLY DATE

Admitted students are asked to notify the Admission Office of their enrollment decision.


Financial Aid Candidates

  • Please check the financial aid request box on the Inquiry Form.
  • Parents who apply for financial aid must complete the Parents’ Financial Statement online with School and Student Services (SSS) by January 10. Please note: Choate’s school code is 2392. In case of divorce or separation, both parents are required to complete the Parents' Financial Statement.
  • By January 10, parents should forward to SSS a complete, signed copy of the previous year’s federal income tax return.
    Non-U.S. residents must complete the International Student Financial Aid Profile and provide foreign tax returns or wage statements.
  • By February 10, parents should forward to SSS a complete, signed copy of the current year’s federal income tax return.
    Non-U.S. residents must complete the International Student Financial Aid Profile and provide foreign tax returns or wage statements.

GoChoate!, the Choate online application interface, is designed to guide applicants through the Choate admission process. We recognize, however, that some families may elect to use an alternative application. To that end Choate also accepts the Gateway to Prep Schools application. Questions? Email admission@choate.edu

Gateway to Prep Schools Applicaton

Information Sessions Available

Brief Information Sessions led by a member of the Admission Office are offered on Mondays and Fridays from 10:00-11:00. These sessions are open to families who have scheduled interviews on these days or for families traveling in the area who wish to learn more about Choate. Reservations are required for those who do not already have an interview scheduled. Call the Admission Office to confirm your attendance.

*Please note requests for interviews without a prior appointment will not be accommodated.