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Schools Phillips Academy Andover

Phillips Academy Andover

Available Grades
Boarding 9 10 11 12 PG
Day 9 10 11 12 PG

Deadlines

Fall 2021
Upcoming Deadline


Feb
01
02/01/2021
Feb
01
Boarding
Feb
01
02/01/2021
Feb
01
Day

Application Requirements

Part 1
Candidate Profile
Required
Application Fee
Domestic: $50
International: $125
Gateway Fee Waiver
Accepted, contact school
Testing Information
The Andover Admission Office has announced an update to its application requirements for the 2020-21 admission cycle (for applicants for entrance in September 2021). Due to several factors including the ongoing global pandemic and concerns about access to standardized testing, we have decided to pilot the following changes to our application requirements:
9TH AND 10TH GRADE APPLICANTS:
ANDOVER WILL BE TEST OPTIONAL FOR THE 2020-21 ADMISSION CYCLE

We know that many applicants will still take the SSAT or ISEE and will want to submit their results with their applications. However, we also know that access to these tests may be challenging for many applicants and, therefore, we will not require the SSAT or ISEE.
Our longstanding practice has been to evaluate all components of a student’s application without focusing solely on standardized test results. We assess the applicant’s fit for Andover using a comprehensive, committee-based process that takes into account all aspects of a student’s application. Students who do not submit standardized testing will not be penalized in our assessment process this year.
If students wish to supplement their application with standardized tests they have already taken, we will consider school-, state-, or country-mandated test results from previous years.
11TH GRADE, 12TH GRADE, AND POSTGRADUATE APPLICANTS:
ANDOVER WILL BE TEST OPTIONAL FOR THE 2020-21 ADMISSION CYCLE

We know that many applicants will still take the PSATSAT, or ACT and will want to submit their results with their applications. However, we also know that access to these tests may be challenging for many applicants and, therefore, we will not require any of these tests.
Our longstanding practice has been to evaluate all components of a student’s application without focusing solely on standardized test results. We assess the applicant’s fit for Andover using a comprehensive, committee-based process that takes into account all aspects of a student’s application. Students who do not submit standardized testing will not be penalized in our assessment process this year.
If students wish to supplement their application with standardized tests they have already taken, we will consider school-, state-, or country-mandated test results from previous years.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT ALL GRADE LEVELS
Students whose native language is not English—and who do not attend a school where English is the primary language of instruction—should take either the TOEFL iBT or the IELTS. As a guideline, most international students who are admitted to Andover score above 100 on the TOEFL iBT or an average of 7.5 on the IELTS.
If you are unable to submit the TOEFL iBT or IELTS due to financial concerns or COVID-19 restrictions, please email your Personal Application Advisor so that we may document that in your application file and waive the requirement accordingly. Please include your full legal name, date of birth, mailing address, and the grade to which you are applying, in your email with the subject line “TOEFL/IELTS.”
Part 2
Required Forms
Graded Writing Sample
Short Answers and Essay
Parent/Guardian Statement
Optional Forms
Optional Additional Documents (Up To 2)
Part 3
Required Forms
Transcript Report
Principal/Counselor Recommendation
Current English Teacher Recommendation
Current Mathematics Teacher Recommendation
Personal Recommendation
Optional Forms
Special Interest Recommendation
Application Notes
Additional (non-required) information may be submitted as PDF files in the Optional Additional Documents section of Part 2.

Interview Required, Schedule Now

Math & English recommendation forms should be completed by current year teachers.

Transcript must include grades from the current year and the past two years (i.e. if a student is applying for 9th grade, then send transcripts for 6th, 7th and 8th grade)

Please Note: In most cases, a parent/guardian must create the application account for the student’s application

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Phillips Academy Andover
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810

School Type

Co-Ed

Phone
978-749-4050

Fax
978-749-4068