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

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  • + 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 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:

    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 please go to
    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 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

The admission application deadline for the 2021-22 school year has passed. We are accepting applications for specific grades. If you are interested in applying for the 2021-22 school year, please email us at

For admission information for the 2022-23 school year, please complete the form on our Inquire page. Admission events begin soon!
Please contact us if you need assistance at or by calling 423.634.7644.

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