Admission Process

How to Apply

Start the Process

To learn more about Choate Rosemary Hall and to be added to our mailing list, please complete the Inquiry Form. The information you provide in this form will allow us to get to know you and your interests.

Schedule an Interview

An admission interview is strongly encouraged, and must be completed during the current application cycle. Choate conducts interviews between September and January for those students who intend to apply for the following fall.

After completing an inquiry form, students will receive an email with a personalized online scheduling link to sign up for our on-campus interviews. Students will also be invited to participate in our off-campus interview opportunities as needed.

If you have any questions about interviewing or visiting our campus, please email us.

Register for Standardized Tests

Standardized test scores are required to complete an application to Choate. 9th and 10th grade applicants must take standardized test between June 2019 and no later than January 2020. Fifth form, or 11th grade, and post graduate applicants may submit their most recent standardized test scores.

For applicants who are not native English-speakers and/or have not attended school where English is the language of instruction during the last two years, Choate strongly recommends taking either the TOEFL or the IELTS. We provide details in the grid that follows.

Standardized testing for our admission process depends on the grade to which you are applying.

Grades 9, 10 SSAT, or ISEE
Grade PG SAT, or ACT
Non-Native English Speakers TOEFL, IELTS


Please use the following codes when registering for a test to have your test results sent directly to Choate:





If you need a fee waiver for standardized tests, please contact admission@choate.edu.

Complete the Gateway Application

Complete the Candidate Profile

To initiate a Choate application, register with Gateway to Prep Schools.

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Request a Counselor Recommendation and Transcript from Your Current School

Through Gateway to Prep Schools, request a principal/counselor recommendation and current grades and transcript reflecting your academic record from the last 2 years.

Request Teacher Recommendations

Request recommendations from your current mathematics teacher and current English teacher through Gateway to Prep Schools.

Complete School Specific Part 2 of the Application

Complete Part 2 of the Gateway to Prep Schools application for Choate Rosemary Hall. This includes the Choate Supplement and the Choate Parent Statement.

Request Personal Recommendation (optional)

Request a personal recommendation through Gateway to Prep Schools.

Financial Aid

For students who are applying for financial aid, please complete the Financial Aid Application by January 15.
More information on financial aid at Choate


Character Skills Snapshot:

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 required, because it illuminates strength and potential in important non-cognitive areas, we do strongly recommend it.

Important Dates




The Admission Committee gives full consideration to all completed applications that arrive by the deadline.



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



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

Choate prohibits in all its programs discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic predisposition, ancestry or other categories protected by Connecticut or federal law. It does not discriminate on these bases in the administration of its admission process, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, or other school-administered programs.

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