Phillips Academy Admission

How to Apply

Schedule An Interview & Tour Request A Catalog Apply for Admission Apply for Financial Aid

Steps to Apply

  1. Request Catalog/Join our Mailing List

    All prospective students who wish to receive an admission catalog and be added to our mailing list must submit this form. Those on our mailing list will receive invitations to events in their home area as well as emails news & updates about the application process.

  2. Register to take the Required Standardized Test

    As part of the application process, students must complete the appropriate required standardized test during the current academic year and prior to the stated application deadline (the June test will not be accepted). We will accept the February test for those applicants who have submitted all other application materials by February 1. Click Apply for Admission to see testing requirements by grade level. For more information on testing dates and locations, visit www.ssat.org, www.erblearn.org, www.collegeboard.org.

    International students: Whenever possible, international students for whom English is not the primary language also should submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For more information, please visit www.ets.org/toefl.

    School Testing Codes: Please use the following codes when registering for a test in order to have the test results sent directly to Phillips Academy.

    SSAT: 5758
    ISEE: 220030
    SAT: 0156
    TOEFL: 8127

  3. Schedule your Admission Interview & Tour

    Please visit our self-service portal to schedule a campus visit (on-campus tour/interview) or off-campus interview. An interview is a required part of the application process.

  4. Complete the Candidate Profile

    This is the first step in the formal application process to Phillips Academy. The Candidate Profile is submitted online with the appropriate application fee. It is accepted by several peer schools to ease the application process for students and their families. Prospective students are encouraged to submit this form well in advance of the stated application deadline. To start your Candidate Profile and learn more about fees, click the Apply for Admission button.

  5. Submit the Andover application

    All materials should be submitted online by clicking the Apply for Admission button. A complete application consists of:

    • The Candidate Profile
    • Short answers and essay
    • Copy of a recent writing assignment—corrected and graded by a teacher. (Scan and submit online. PDF documents should be less than 1MB for compatibility with online submission.)
    • The Parent Statement
    • School Report with official transcript
    • Current English Teacher Recommendation
    • Current Math Teacher Recommendation
    • Personal Recommendation
    • Counselor Recommendation
    • Special Interest Recommendation (optional)
    • Official copy of standardized test results
    • Admission interview
    • For students applying for financial assistance, a Financial Aid Application is due by February 1st.
  6. Financial Aid

    If applying for financial aid, complete the Parent Financial Statement by February 1.

  7. Strongly Recommended: The Character Skills Snapshot (CSS)

    In addition to a cognitive standardized test, we strongly recommend that our applicants complete the Character Skills Snapshot and share their results with us. The CSS offers our admission office richer holistic information that will help us to get to know your child in a multi-dimensional way. Exploring a variety of non-cognitive areas (intellectual curiosity, teamwork, initiative, responsibility, resilience, self-control, open-mindedness, and social awareness), the CSS is an engaging self-inventory exercise that applicants will enjoy completing.

    We Use the Character Skills Snapshot