Important Dates

February 1: Deadline for Priority Admissions Applications and Financial Aid Applications
February 15:  Deadline for Priority Merit Scholarship Applications (if applicable)
March 10: Admissions decisions sent to students and families
April 10: Enrollment contract and deposit due

*After February 1, admissions applications
will be accepted on a rolling basis.

November 1: Early-decision applications for Post Graduates and International students will be accepted on a rolling basis starting Nov 1.

Testing & Financial Aid Codes

SSAT - 7936
SSS for Financial Aid - 7936
TOEFL - 6892
Applying to Vermont Academy


Contact the Admissions Office at (802)-869-6200 to express your interest in Vermont Academy and complete our online Inquiry Form.


The Interview

Our campus is open for in-person interviews.
Whether you choose to visit our campus in person or interview virtually, we are so excited to meet you! Should you choose a virtual interview, we are conducting all virtual interviews via Zoom.

The interview should last approximately 20 minutes. We reserve a total of 45 minutes for your appointment to ensure time for questions.

Our online Inquiry Form is required before scheduling your interview with Vermont Academy.

Contact our admissions office to schedule your interview & optional campus tour.

Submit your Application
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis for the fall of 2021. 

Vermont Academy offers two application options:  The Standard Application Online (Preferred) or Gateway to Prep Schools Application.


The SAO application includes the following components:

  • Applicant information
  • Student essays
  • Parent questionnaire
  • Current and prior year transcripts
  • Graded writing sample
  • Recommendations: current Math Teacher, Principal or Guidance Counselor, and English Teacher (standardized forms sent via SAO directly to the teacher, principal, or guidance counselor)
  • Testing
The Character Skills Snapshot testing is required for all students.
Vermont Academy's admission process is holistic and, consistent with our mission, places a premium on character as well as excellence. Take the Character Skills Snapshot.

Given the uncertainty regarding the availability of standardized testing options, we will not require all other forms of testing for the 2021-22 application.

If testing options are available, submission of scores is optional.
  • For 9th and 10th grade applicants, we accept the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Be sure to list Vermont Academy as a school where your child is applying. Our SSAT school code is 7936.
  • We will also accept the ISEE for 9th and 10th-grade applicants in lieu of the SSAT.
  • For 11th, 12th and PG applicants, VA accepts the PSAT, SAT, or ACT. All test results should be sent directly to
Any students with diagnosed learning differences must submit educational testing.

International Applicants
If you are an international applicant, please refer to our international admissions page for additional instructions.

For applicants who are not native English-speakers and/or have not attended a school where English is the language of instruction during the last two years, Vermont Academy requires secondary language testing. We accept TOEFL (school code 6892), IELTS, and Duolingo scores.

Affording VA
Our financial aid program is designed to allow access to those who may not be able to afford the full cost of tuition. If you are a candidate for financial aid, please refer to our Tuition & Financial Aid section. You may also contact Warren Samuels, Director of Enrollment, at (802)-869-6200 or with any questions.


Scholarship Opportunities
Vermont Academy awards non-need-based merit scholarships connected to each of the four values: ingenuity, independence, community, and love of the land. Please refer to our Scholarship Opportunities page for additional information and instructions.

Tour our Campus!
Our campus is now open to in-person tours! We offer several other tour options for families who cannot meet the requirements to visit us in person. Please visit our Visit Campus Page to schedule your visit.

Please contact our admissions office to schedule your tour of campus at (802)-869-6200 or
If you have any questions, give us a call at (802)-869-6229 or send us an email at We look forward to helping you through this process!

Education for Life - One Student at a Time

Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.
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