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About Our Applicants

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.

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  • Application Process

    Apply to Tilton School by completing our online application form.  In addition, we also accept the SSAT Standard Application Online.  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.

    Tilton School's Priority Application Deadline is February 1.  However, applications are accepted on a rolling basis as space is available after the initial deadline. 

  • Interview

    Tilton School requires all applicants to interview, either in-person or via Skype.  We strongly encourage you and your parents to visit Tilton for an interview and a tour. Please call the Admissions Office at (603) 286-1733 for an appointment. A campus visit requires approximately two hours, but you may wish to spend additional time on campus. Please let us know when you call if you would like to attend a class or meet with one of our teachers or coaches.
  • Testing

    We require applicants for the 9th and 10th grades to submit the results of the SSAT. The Tilton School code for the SSAT is 7678. Applicants for the 11th and 12th grades or a 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, 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 call the Admissions Office.  
  • Character Skills Snapshot (optional)

    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. 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.
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.