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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, PSAT, ISEE, or SSAT for 11th grade applicants; SAT or ACT for 12th grade or Postgraduate applicants. Applicants for whom English is not their first language are strongly encouraged to submit a TOEFL or IELTS exam result. 9th and 10th grade applicants must take standardized tests between June 2017 and no later than January 2018. 11th grade and postgraduate applicants may submit their most recent standardized test scores (11th - PreAct or PSAT/Postgraduate ACT or SAT).
  • 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.

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 ApplicatIon