Step-by-Step Admission Process
Applying for admission at Asheville School is a simple 3-step process.
1. Visit and Interview
The best way to get to know our community, your visit to Asheville School will include:
- Interview with an Admissions counselor
- Campus tour
- On-campus or Skype interview
- Candidates from China are required to first interview through Vericant
2. Submit Test Scores
Beginning with the 2020-2021 admissions season, Asheville School will be implementing a test-optional SSAT policy, in keeping with the practices of a growing number of peer schools around the country as well as the nation's most selective colleges and universities. In evaluating our candidates, we will center on students' interviews, personal essays, co-curricular endeavors, teacher recommendations, community involvement, and transcripts.
If your student has 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.
- TOEFL OR Duolingo
Our TOEFL School Code is C496
International students must 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 your scores be sent to Asheville School with code C496. If the TOEFL is not available, you may submit the results from a Duolingo test.
4. Complete the Online Application
All applicants must 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 as well as track your application progress through the Online Application Portal. 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.
Applicants may alternately submit an application through Standard Application Online (SAO).
If you have already decided that Asheville School is your first choice or you’re an International student, this is a good option for you. With an Early Decision, 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.
The deadline for Regular Decision is February 1.
Regular Decision applicants are notified by March 10.
Any application received after the deadlines will be reviewed 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.
International Student FAQ
Asheville School welcomes students from all countries to apply. We are thrilled about the opportunity to meet you and further introduce you to our campus, the academic and extracurricular opportunities, and most importantly, the inspired learning community of Asheville School.
- How do I apply?
- How do I arrange an interview to complete my application?
- What is Early Decision?
- What are the testing requirements?
- Do you offer ESL courses?
- How many international students are enrolled at Asheville School?
- Which countries are represented at Asheville School?
- Are there additional fees for international students?
- May international students apply for financial aid?
- Does Asheville School issue I-20s?
- May international students apply for mid-year/spring term entry?
- Can an international student apply as a day student?
- Does Asheville School have age limits for each particular grade?