Asheville School



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Step-by-Step Admission Process 

Early Decision applicants should complete all steps before December 10 
Regular Decision Applicants should complete all steps before February 1 

1. Visit and Interview

Your visit to Asheville School is the best way to get to know our community. Due to COVID-19 your visit will include meeting with someone in Admissions and a campus tour.

International students must schedule their interview to be conducted either on campus or via Skype, and candidates from China are required to first interview through Vericant

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2. Testing

Testing (Optional)

 In keeping with the practices of a growing number of peer schools around the country as well as a number of the nation's most selective colleges and universities, the Admissions Office is please to announce that Asheville School will implement a test-optional SSAT policy beginning with the 2021-2021 admissions season. In evaluating our candidates, we will center on students' interviews, personal essays, co-curricular endeavors, teacher recommendations, community involvement, and transcripts. 

Take the SSAT

We would like Applicants to take the SSAT if it available. Our school code is 1396.

Learn More About The SSAT

If your student has already taken a standardized test other than the SSAT, we may be able to accept those scores for the application. Contact our office before you schedule your SSAT. 

3. International Students Only: Take the TOEFL

International students are requested to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Accepted students typically score between 90 and 110 on the TOEFL IBT. Students should be sure to indicate that a copy of their scores be sent to Asheville School. Our school code is C496. 

If the TOEFL is not available, International Students may submit the results from a Duolingo test.


Learn More About the Toefl

Frequently Asked Questions:
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4. Complete the Online Application

All applicants should fill out the Online Application or contact the Admission Office for a printable application packet. The application will ask for several supplementary materials including: 

  • Recommendations from an English teacher and a math teacher
  • Transcripts from the applicant's current school 

You can access these forms through the Online Application Portal as well as track your application progress. If you need assistance, call 828-254-6345 and ask for help with the online application. 

 The application fee for students from the United States is $60, and the application fee for international students is $110.

Online Application Portal

Applicants may alternately submit an application through Standard Application Online (SAO).

Click Here to Access the Standard Application Online



Application Deadlines

Early Decision

This is a good option for students who have already decided that Asheville School is their first choice. Acceptance is binding – applicants who are accepted agree to enroll at Asheville School and withdraw all applications to other schools. 

The deadline for Early Decision is December 10. 

Early Decision applicants are notified by January 10.

Regular Decision

The deadline for Regular Decision is February 1. 

Regular Decision applicants are notified by March 10. 

Rolling Admission

Any application received after the deadlines will be reviewed once complete on a rolling admission basis as space allows. Once all available positions in a grade level are filled, applications for that grade level will no longer be considered.

Because we virtually complete our enrollment process with our Early Decision and Regular Decision candidates, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the stated deadlines.

Frequently Asked Questions: International Applicants

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