Admission Timeline

January - June:
  • Consider registering for a Porter's Summer Program or Porter's Leads event.

June - August:
  • Continue researching schools that are of interest to you.
  • Visit the websites of schools that you have identified.
  • Submit inquiry forms to the schools that are of the most interest to you.

September - October:
  • Attend secondary school fairs in your area.
  • Schedule interviews and campus visits.
  • Visit websites regularly for school updates.
  • Register for standardized testing:
    • Applicants for the 9th or 10th grade should register to take the SSAT ( or the ISEE ( To have your scores automatically sent to Miss Porter's School, please use our school code of 5122 for the SSAT and 070210 for ISEE.
    • Applicants for 11th grade may submit PSAT results or register for the SSAT.
    • Applicants for the 12th grade should submit PSAT or SAT results.

November - December:
  • Request recommendation letters and school transcripts from teachers and school administrators.
  • Complete the Standard Application Online (SAO) and include Porter's as one of your chosen schools ( 
  • Familiarize yourself with Financial Aid application deadlines for January. Complete the PFS form to submit to SSS in mid-November.
  • Consider submitting supplementary material for merit-based scholarship consideration.
January - February:
  • Admission and financial aid applications due by January 15.
  • The admission committee reviews completed applications and makes admission decisions.
March - April:
  • Admission and financial aid decisions are available online.
  • Revisit schools to which you were admitted by attending a Revisit Day program or scheduling a shadow day.
  • Enroll in the school of your choice by April 10 by submitting the online enrollment contract and enrollment deposit.
  • Decline offers from other schools by April 10.
Miss Porter's School
60 Main Street   |    Farmington, CT 06032  |   Telephone: 860-409-3500  |  Since 1843