Parents FIND SCHOOLS & AFTER-CARE
Choosing A School For Your Child
Revised August 2007
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Step 4. Apply to the School(s) You Choose

Once you select the school(s) that you think will be best for your child, you will go through a process of applying to a school (or schools) of your choice and enrolling your child. Consider applying to more than one school, in case your child is not admitted to their first choice.

You will want to begin this process as early as possible in order to ensure you meet all the deadlines.

Admissions processes can vary. Your child may need to be tested or interviewed, and you may need to provide a school transcript, recommendations, or other information.

It would be helpful to learn about admissions criteria for the schools. You will want to double check to be sure you have accurate information on when and how to apply.

Select one or more schools to apply to

To which schools do you want to apply?

What is the application deadline at each school?

Submit paperwork and applications before the deadlines

Have you completely filled out the application for each school?

Have you included all of the required additional information with the application (deposit, student transcript, test scores, letters of recommendation)?

Have you submitted applications before the deadline set by each school?

Follow up

Have you contacted each school to check on your child's application status?

When will the schools notify you that your child has been admitted?

When will you need to notify the school that your child plans to attend?

When will you notify the schools that your child will not attend?

Note Pad: Read the questions and jot down some notes to help you with your decisions.

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Parent Tip:

Start Early & Cover All the Steps

Begin the process of choosing a school as early as possible.

Find out as soon as possible about the deadlines for applying to the schools you are considering.

Note that some schools require applications much earlier than others.

Keep These 4 Steps in Mind:

Step 1. Consider your child and your family.
Step 2. Gather information about schools.
Step 3. Visit and observe schools.
Step 4. Apply to the school(s) you choose.


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