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 (www.ssat.org) or the ISEE (www.erblearn.org). 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 (https://ssat.org/sao). 
  • 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
A BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS GRADES NINE THROUGH 12