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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. Your visit includes a campus tour, getting to meet students and faculty members, sit in on a class, and the chance to take part in school traditions like a seated meal or a senior talk.

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. International applicants with questions about this process should contact  Director of International Recruitment Matthew Gilliland

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2. Take the SSAT

Applicants must take the SSAT. Students should be sure to indicate that a copy of their scores be sent to Asheville School. 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 must submit results from 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. 

Learn More About the Toefl

Frequently Asked Questions:
International Applicants

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. Applicants requesting financial aid may not apply for Early Decision.

Early Decision applicants are notified by January 10.

Regular Decision

All students applying for financial aid should apply regular decision. 

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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