Thank you for considering Gateway to Prep Schools for boarding and prep school admissions!
Before you begin the online admissions process, please read the instructions below.
The first step in the application process after registration is completing an applicant profile . Your applicant profile contains basic information about you and your background. Any forms you start that require this information will automatically pre-fill with the answers from your applicant profile . Completing your profile saves you the time it would take to fill out basic information for each form.
The Checklist allows you to quickly check the status of all your forms at a glance. It provides the real time submission status of your applications, supplements, additional forms, and payment (if the school accepts online payment through Gateway).
For help using the Checklist, click the CHECKLIST HELP button on the Checklist page. The controls available on the Checklist page are also available on each of the Application pages listed below.
The My Schools page allows you to browse through all the Gateway member schools by term, residential status, and grade level. Here you will be able to add and remove schools that you are applying to. Be sure that you select the appropriate residential status (Boarding or Day), as you cannot change these after the school is added.
You can learn more about each school by clicking on the ( ) next to their name. Additional information includes:
- Contact Information
- Social Media
- Application Requirements
- Essay Requirement
- Required Tests
The My Advisers page allows you to invite one or more advisers to help monitor progress on your applications. Inviting an adviser to access your checklists will give them the ability to view the status of all your forms; they will not be able to read or edit the forms. You may invite an adviser or revoke access from an adviser at any time during the application process.
The Part 1 page contains the Part 1 forms required by the schools you have added on your My Schools page. Clicking Start New will start a version of the Part 1 form for every school you have added. If you wish to submit a different version of the form to a particular school, you can remove that application copy by using the Controls found by clicking on the icon for that school.
The Payment page provides access to online payment links, fee waivers, and check forms for those schools that require an application fee. If a school accepts online payment through Gateway, this is the simplest and most secure method of paying your application fee.
The Part 2 page contains all the supplemental forms required by the schools that you have added on your My Schools page. Please note that not every school will require a supplement.
The Part 3 page contains all the recommendation and report forms required by the schools that you have added on your My Schools page. Please note that each school may require different Part 3 forms and some may not require any at all.
To request your teacher, professor, counselor, or school official to complete these forms, use the Request button and enter their name and email. This page and the Checklist will update automatically as the forms are completed.
Thank you for considering Gateway to Prep Schools and best wishes applying! If you have any questions, please visit the Help page after registration.