Ready to apply for admission to Tilton School?
It's easy to get started. Just follow the steps below. Please contact the Admissions Office at any time if you have questions or need assistance.
The information that applicants provide enables us to assemble a balanced and diverse community of learners and caring citizens. The primary characteristic that we seek is a student's ability to meet the demands of a rigorous college preparatory program. We also place a strong emphasis on character, special talents or strengths, and a candidate's desire to reach his or her potential.
If you haven't filled out an inquiry form or scheduled a campus visit and interview, please do so before submitting your application so that we can get to know you better and we can give you more information on your specific interests.
Apply to Tilton School by completing our online application form. The online application includes the application form, an essay prompt, personalized recommendation links for your teachers in English, math and guidance and a request for transcript form.
In addition, we also accept the SSAT Standard Application Online. The Tilton School code for the SSAT is 7678.
Tilton School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, color, creed, disability in employment or admissions. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.
Additional Details for Applicants:
Required Testing Materials
- Tilton School requires applicants for the 9th and 10th grades to submit results of the SSAT.
- Applicants for the 11th and 12th grades or postgraduate year should submit the PSAT, SAT or ACT results. Testing is usually scheduled in the fall or winter preceding the year for which you are applying for admission. Your school placement officer or guidance counselor should be able to provide you with information about test centers and dates of administration, or you can check on line. Please pay close attention to registration deadlines.
- International students must submit TOEFL, TOEFL Junior, IELTS or the Duolingo English Proficiency Test results.
- The admissions committee may accept alternative forms of testing. If you have any questions about your individual application, please contact us.
Character Skills Snapshot
Tilton School is more than just a place where your child will learn math, English and science. Certainly the reason you’re seeking to enroll your child here is because you’re interested in an education that focuses on instilling character values and encourages personal growth. Similarly, we know that your child is much more than grades and test scores. That’s why we’re asking your child to take the Character Skills Snapshot as part of their application. It will provide us with richer information about your child, and show us areas where our community can help them grow, thrive, and shine.
Taking the Character Skills Snapshot assessment is free and you can sign up when registering for the SSAT (grades 9 and 10). For more information about the assessment, download the parent information guide, Because Character Matters.
- Applications: Applications, including financial aid applications, should be completed by February 1. After February 1, applicants are considered on a rolling basis.
- Acceptance Decisions: Accepted students must return their contract and deposit by April 10 or the date specified on their contract.
- Enrollment Contracts: Enrollment contracts for new students are typically due by April 10. (Contracts for returning students are typically due by February 10.)
- Admission acceptances and financial aid awards are sent electronically to international applicants and mailed to domestic applications on March 10.
- Accepted students are required to return the contract and deposit by April 10 or the date specified on the contract.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Once your application has been received, Tilton School requires all applicants to interview, either in-person or virtually. We strongly encourage you and your parents to visit Tilton School for an interview and a tour.
- Visit Tilton
A campus visit requires approximately two hours, but you may wish to spend additional time on campus to attend one of our classes or speak with a teach or coach.
Schedule a Visit
- Complete Testing
We require applicants for the 9th and 10th grades to submit results of the SSAT. The Tilton School code for the SSAT is 7678. The SSAT also includes a Character Skills Snapshot because we know your child is much more than grades and test scores. It provides us with richer information about your child, and shows us areas where Tilton School can help them grow, thrive, and shine.
Applicants for the 11th or 12th grade, and postgraduates should submit the PSAT, SAT or ACT test results. Testing is typically scheduled in the fall or winter preceding the year for which you are applying for admission.
International students must submit TOEFL, TOEFL Junior, or the Duolingo English Proficiency Test results.
Alternative forms of testing may be accepted after speaking with the Admissions Office.
- Complete an Application
Apply by completing our online application or the SSAT Standard Application Online as outlined above.