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Apply to Prep
Please see below for requirements to apply for admission to the 9th grade:
1. Complete a Seattle Prep Application
All applicants for 9th grade must submit a completed Seattle Prep Application for Admission and fee by 8:00AM on Thursday, January 6, 2022. Early application deadline is Sunday, December 12, 2021.
2. Submit School Forms to the Applicant's Current School
You must access and send the Confidential School Report/Transcript Request Form and the Confidential Teacher Evaluation Forms to the applicant's current school using the Veracross admissions portal. Please check with the applicant's school to confirm who should receive each form.
The student’s school must complete and electronically submit the forms to Seattle Prep along with an official transcript. This includes standardized test results and grades from at least 7th and 8th grades by the January 6 deadline. Applicants may want to follow up with their school to ensure that the forms and transcripts have been sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. The Admissions Committee will not consider incomplete applications.
3. Register to be a Panther for a Day (optional)
Applicants in the 8th grade who are interested in visiting Prep for a day should begin the process by first creating an online admissions account in Veracross (step 1 above). Visits take place from October - December. Once the admissions account has been created in the portal, not only can 8th graders register for a visit, but they can also submit an application, electronically send school forms to their school, and track application status.
4. Take the High School Placement Test (HSPT)
Seattle Prep’s primary use for HSPT exam scores is to help with class placement for accepted students. While Prep also uses these scores for admissions, they represent a small piece within a multi-layered, holistic review of every application. Aware that some tutoring services advertise HSPT preparation as a paid service, Prep suggests that you save your money. There is no need to prepare for the HSPT. By virtue of being an 8th grade student, applicants for freshman year have already prepared for the exam. Better to concentrate on performance in school than waste time and resources on expensive test-prep tutoring. Prep will offer the HSPT on Saturday December 4, 2021 and on Sunday, December 5, 2021.
Online pre-registration for the Seattle Prep test dates must be completed by November 29. Those who would like to apply to take the test with accommodations must complete the online pre-registration by November 16. You can learn more about the HSPT here.
Online registration for the HSPT at Prep will open in October, 2021.
5. Sign up for Interview
Seattle Prep requires 8th grade applicants to submit a short video answering an interview question. More information about the short video will come in the fall of 2021.
Families may also wish to apply for Tuition Scholarships
If you wish to apply for a Tuition Assistance Scholarship, please click on Tuition & Tuition Assistance Scholarships for information about our assistance program and instructions for application. The deadline for tuition scholarship applications is December 31, 2021.