Admission Process

Starting 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.


How to Apply

Complete the Candidate Profile

To initiate a Choate application, register with Gateway to Prep Schools. Complete the Candidate Profile.

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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 2018 and no later than January 2019. 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 medium 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 11 SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Pre ACT, SAT, or ACT
Grade PG SAT, or ACT
Non-Native English Speakers TOEFL, IELTS (Strongly Encouraged)


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





Schedule an Interview

An interview is required as part of the Choate application process. If you haven’t already please “Inquire Now” then call us at (203) 697-2239 to schedule a tour and interview. You may also write us at interview@choate.edu to let us know what dates/times would work best for your campus visit. Before writing please review our interview appointment times and note the dates interviews are not available.

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.


Optional Supplements

Personal Recommendation:

Request a personal recommendation through Gateway to Prep Schools.

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.

Financial Aid:

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

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.

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