The GPS application is completed and submitted electronically through a family’s individual account in the admission platform of our online community, MyGPS. Within their individual account, a family can complete and submit the online application, track their admission progress, register for admission events, register for a Student Visit Day, communicate with admission counselors, request teacher recommendations and school records from schools, and more.

If you are a current parent or employee and already have a MyGPS account, please log in with your MyGPS username. You do not need to create a new account.

REQUIRED STEPS OF THE ADMISSION PROCESS

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Application

    The application and $75 non-refundable application fee are completed electronically through a family's MyGPS account. The application opens Saturday, September 1 and the deadline is January 31, 2019.
  • Step 2: Admission Test | SSAT

    All applicants are required to take the SSAT and must register for the test.

    The SSAT will be administered at GPS December 1. The deadline to register for this date is  Thursday, November 22. 

    A second testing day is offered January 21, 2019.

    Registration Instructions:
    • Please register for the test at https://ssat.org/.
    • When completing your registration, you will be asked if you have been provided with an access code by a member school. Please select no to move forward. The access code is different from the school code and not needed for your registration.
    • Our SSAT test center number and school code is 3425.
    • If an applicant will take the SSAT at a different site but would like for GPS to receive her scores, please indicate that when registering with SSAT.
  • Step 3: School Records

    Applicants 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.
    • Applicants electronically request in MyGPS for their schools to send these records.
    • The school records request will be active in MyGPS and available for submission beginning November 1, 2018.
    • The deadline for school records is January 31, 2019.
  • Step 4: Teacher Recommendations

    Applicants are required to submit teacher recommendations forms from their current math and English teachers.
    • Applicants electronically request in MyGPS for their teachers to complete these forms. 
    • The recommendation forms request will be active in MyGPS and available for submission beginning November 1, 2018.
    • These forms are due January 31, 2019. 
  • Step 5: Conversation with Middle School + Upper School Principals

    All applicants are required to have a brief convertsation with the appropriate principal.
    • This conversation will take place on your daughter's Student Visit Day.
    • If your daughter is not planning to visit, please contact the Admission Office at 423.634.7644 to schedule a conversation. 

*More details and information for each of these steps is in your MyGPS account.

Girls Preparatory School

PHONE (423) 634-7600    HOURS M-F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.