Boarding Admissions Process

Step 1: Send Completed Application to Cotter

Apply online using our easy Online Application. We encourage families to apply online as it simplifies submission and provides parents a tool for tracking online the status of their admission after their application has been submitted. A non-refundable $100 application fee for Boarding Students must be submitted with each application.

Applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis. Preference is given to those who apply by April 1.

Step 2: Prepare for an Interview

Once your completed application is received, the Admissions office will contact you to setup up an interview.

Step 3: Accept Offer

Admissions decisions will be sent 10-15 business days after the interview.

If offered admission to Cotter Schools after the application review and interview, the family can accept admission with a $3,000 deposit.

Step 4: (International Applicants Only) Complete Student Visa Interview

After the $3,000 deposit is received, Cotter Schools will issue an I-20 and the family must make an appointment for F1 student Visa. For more information about student visas, go to the U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement (ICE) website. For additional information on applying for an F1 visa, click here.

Boarding Students - Additional Materials & Requirements

These admissions materials are available for download otherwise you can apply online using the Online Application.

Recommendation Form

Recommendation form for counselors, teachers, and principal.

Materials Needed for Boarding Admission

Completed Application for Admission with one of the following English Test Scores:

  • iTEP SLATE: Score minimum 2.5 - 3.0
  • TOEFL Junior: Score minimum 735
  • TOEFL iBT: Score minimum 50 (Grades 9-10)

Other Materials:

  • Copy of Passport
  • Completed Financial Verification Form
  • Academic Transcripts from Previous Schools
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • One Page Personal Essay
  • $100 Application Fee
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