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Applying after Traditional Deadlines

Still Looking for Your Dream School? Waitlisted?

About the Open Seat Listing Feature

Whether you didn't receive an offer of admission from your top choice school, didn't get the financial aid package you needed, or are coming to the process after the admission season, there are many reasons why you may still be seeking the perfect independent school fit for you. 

There are many excellent independent schools who accept applications after traditional deadlines have passed. 

If you haven't yet enrolled at the school of your dreams, search for these schools by going to the School Search and selecting the semester for which you are applying in the "Open Seat Listing" field in the left column. This list is dynamic and updated in real time by our member schools, so check back frequently during your process. Each listing provides contact information, including mailing addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses. 

Get more information on the Standard Application Online (SAO), an easier way to apply!​​

Video: So Now What? Traditional Advice for the Non-Traditional Candidat​​e​​

This insider’s guide on applying to boarding school after the traditional deadlines provides tips, ideas, and suggestions for what to do at this stage in your process.