Step 1: Nomination
In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Step 2: Attend an Open House Session
After a student is nominated, the Oliver admissions team will invite preliminary candidates to attend a mandatory Open House Session with a parent or guardian. These sessions take place in January and February.
Step 3: Complete Family Application
Both the student and the family must complete the Oliver Scholars Program Family Application. While we know that parents may want to assist their children in the completion of the whole family application, we require that you allow your son/daughter to complete their part of the application on their own.
Step 4: Take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT)
Applicants must take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) administered by the Oliver Scholars Program in March.
Step 5: Participate in Interview Weekend
The admissions team will then select students to attend the Interview Weekend in April. Parents will be interviewed along with Scholar candidates to discuss the importance of the partnership they will form with the Oliver Scholars Program.
Step 6: Admissions Decisions Made
In late May, 50-55 students will be invited to join Oliver’s 5-week Summer Immersion Program I. [LINK TO SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM]
Application TimelineJanuary: Completed nomination forms are due by the first week of the year for which the 7th grader is applying to the Program. Open House Sessions for applicants and families begin in January.
February: Open House Sessions for applicants and their families continue in February.
March: Applicants take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) in early March.
April: Group and individual interviews take place in April.
May: Decisions regarding acceptance into the Summer Immersion Program I will be mailed out in May.