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Step-by-Step Admission Process 

Applying for admission at Asheville School is a simple 3-step 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

The best way to get to know our community, your visit to Asheville School will include:

U.S. Students

  • Interview with an Admissions counselor
  • Campus tour

International Students

  • On-campus or Skype interview
  • Candidates from China are required to first interview through Vericant

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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.

Required Tests:

U.S. Students

  • SSAT
Our SSAT School Code is 1396

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.

International Students

  • SSAT
  • TOEFL OR Duolingo
Our SSAT School Code is 1396
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.

Learn More About The SSAT


Learn More About the Toefl

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.

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

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.

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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Be sure you fill out the "Request Information" form so we can be in touch. If you have questions about international admission, contact Director of Admission, Amy McCuin, at or 828-254-6345 ext. 4055.

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