Below are the steps for the application process. To receive regular communications, instructions for the various steps, and reminders about important dates and deadlines, be sure to complete our inquiry form.

Steps in the Application Process

List of 5 items.

  • + Step 1: Complete Admission Application

    The GPS Admission Application for the 2021-22 school year is now available through our online parent portal, MyGPS. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2021. Instructions for accessing the application through MyGPS are listed below. If you have any questions, please contact the Admission team at Admission@GPS.edu or by calling 423.634.7644.
     
    All applicants applying for the 2021-22 academic year will need a MyGPS account to complete the application. To open a MyGPS account and access the Admission Application, please follow these instructions:
     
    • If you are new to the GPS admission process, click here to create your MyGPS account and begin the admission application. After two business days, you will also have access to the Admission Checklist in your MyGPS portal — a tool that will help you keep up with the different steps of the application process and their deadlines.
    • If you are a current GPS family, alum, faculty member, or past applicant, you do not need to create a new account. Simply log in with your current username and password and click on your applicant's name in the upper left corner to get started. To complete the Admission Application, click on “Fill out” next to the application step on the Admission Checklist, to begin.
    • The admission application is due January 15, 2021.
  • + Step 2: Schedule Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)

    Options to take the SSAT:

    At GPS | January 4 -We are excited to announce a new test date for prospective students who wish to take the SSAT on campus! Your daughter can join us at GPS on January 4, 2021. To register to take the paper-based SSAT at GPS, please go to SSAT.org. The registration deadline for the on-campus SSAT is December 27.

    At Home
    - SSAT at Home will be the main testing solution, providing students with secure browser based options. The at-home SSAT will be offered every Saturday and one Sunday every month with two test times available each day. For more information on how to register for SSAT at Home, click here. Note: The next available date for the SSAT at Home test is December 5.

    Prometric Test Center
    - Students can take a computer based version of the SSAT, at any Prometric Test Center location. For more information on testing at a Prometric Test Center, click here.

    To register for any of these options please go to ssat.org.
    When registering, please indicate that you would like to share your daughter’s scores with GPS. Our school code is 3425. 

    Visit our SSAT Frequently Asked Questions and Resources page for more information.
  • + Step 3: Submit Teacher Recommendations

    Candidates are required to submit teacher recommendation forms from their current math and English teachers. Recommendation forms will be available to send beginning November 1, 2020.
    • Complete the electronic request for your daughter’s teachers to complete these forms through your MyGPS account.
    These forms are made available in your MyGPS account at the end of the fall semester and will be due January 15, 2021.
  • + Step 4: Submit School Transcript & Student Records

    Candidates are required to submit their school records from their current school. School records include: official transcript including current and previous grades, records of standardized testing, records of attendance, and any disciplinary records, if applicable.
    • Complete the electronic request for your daughter’s school to submit her records through your MyGPS account beginning November 1, 2020.  School records are due January 15, 2021.
  • + Step 5: Financial Aid Application, if applicable

    The financial aid application is open! Visit GPS.edu/FinancialAid for detailed information on the Financial Aid application process and required components. The deadline for the financial aid application for new families is January 15, but be sure to also review the deadlines for supporting documents.

Admission Application Timeline + Deadlines

September 1, 2020
Application for 2021-22 School Year Opens

November 1, 2020
Recommendation Forms and School Records Requests will be available for submission


January 15, 2021
Deadline for Admission Application, Teacher Recommendations, and School Records. Also deadline for Financial Aid application. 

March 6, 2021
Admission Decisions Announced

March 15, 2021
Enrollment Decisions Due
 
*Candidates who complete the admission application process by January 15 will be reviewed for the admission decisions announced in early March. Candidates who apply or complete the process after January 15 will be considered as space permits.
Please contact us if you need assistance at admission@gps.edu or by calling 423.634.7644.

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