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To learn more about Rutgers Prep and to be added to our mailing list, please click the Request Information button. When you are ready to begin the application process, please click the Apply Now button. Grade specific checklists and procedures are listed below.

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Procedure for Applicants in Grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5

1.) Complete the Rutgers Prep Application

To begin your application online, please click here. We also accept the Standard Application Online, available at SSAT.org.

2.) Schedule your Interview and Personal Tour

Once your application is submitted, please schedule an appointment with the Admission office for an interview and a personalized tour. After the visit, candidates for Kindergarten and above will schedule a shadow day at Rutgers Prep, hosted by a current student in his or her current grade level.

3.) What to Expect - Testing/Classroom Observations

Classroom Observations

Pre-Kindergarten 3 (age three by September 1) or Junior-Kindergarten (age four by September 1) - an applicant spends two hours (8-10 a.m.) in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom, during which time they are informally assessed.

Kindergarten (age five by September 1) - An applicant spends a full day (8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.) with the Junior Kindergarten class, during which time they are informally assessed.

First Grade - An applicant spends a full day with Kindergarten (8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.).

2nd through 5th Grade - An applicant spends a full day (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.) with the grade corresponding to their current grade.


Testing

Grades 1 & 2 - Assessment takes place during the day visit.

Grades 3-5 - The IOWA test is required. If an applicant has taken IOWA testing within the current academic year, please submit these scores to determine if further testing is necessary. The application fee includes IOWA testing.

The IOWA is administered at Rutgers Prep on the following dates: 11/16, 12/12 (snowdate 1/4/2020), 1/4/2020 (snow date 1/11), 2/8 (snowdate 2/15), 3/7, 4/4, 5/16 & 6/3. Call the Admission Office to schedule.

The ISEE & the Elementary Level of the SSAT are accepted in lieu of the IOWA.

4.) Submit Teacher Recommendation Forms

For Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 4, one recommendation from the primary teacher is required.

For Grade 5, we require recommendations from at least two teachers; one from a math teacher; the other from an English or History teacher.

For your convenience, teacher recommendation forms are generated and sent electronically through your application portal.

5.) Submit Official Transcripts

A signed Transcript Request From needs to be sent to your child’s current school so that official grades and test scores may be released and sent directly to our Admission Office.

Transcript Request Form

6.) When Will Admission Decisions be Communicated?

Rutgers Prep notifies candidates of admission decisions by March 10. Candidates should complete their application by mid-February in order to be considered in the first round of decisions for the upcoming academic year. Rolling admission will begin, space permitting, after March 10.

Once a student is offered admission, parents will be sent a formal acceptance, along with enrollment materials, including the School calendar, electronic contract and payment instructions.




Procedure for Applicants in Grades 6 through 12

1.) Complete the Rutgers Prep Application

To begin your application online, please click here. We also accept the Standard Application Online, available at SSAT.org.

2.) Schedule your Interview and Personal Tour

Once your application is submitted, please schedule an appointment with the Admission office for an interview and a personalized tour. After the visit, candidates will schedule a shadow day at Rutgers Prep, hosted by a current student.

3.) Submit Test Scores

Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) scores are to be submitted to Rutgers Prep for consideration as part of the admission process. We will also accept the ISEE 9 (Grades 6-11) and the PSAT (Grades 10 and 11). Rutgers Prep administers the SSAT here on campus. To register for the SSAT, please visit www.ssat.org. The testing dates for SSAT at Rutgers Prep (School Code - 6202) are as follows:

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Saturday November 16, 2019
Saturday December 14, 2019
Saturday January 4, 2020
Saturday February 8, 2020
Saturday March 7, 2020
Saturday April 25, 2020
Saturday June 13, 2020

4.) Submit Teacher Recommendation Forms

We require recommendations from at least two teachers; one from a math teacher; the other from an English or History teacher.

For your convenience, teacher recommendation forms are generated and sent electronically through your application portal.

5.) Submit Official Transcripts

A signed Transcript Request From needs to be sent to your child’s current school so that complete transcript including grades and test scores may be released and sent directly to our Admission Office.

Transcript Request Form

6.) When Will Admission Decisions be Communicated?

Rutgers Prep notifies candidates of admission decisions by March 10. Candidates should complete their application by mid-February in order to be considered in the first round of decisions for the upcoming academic year. Rolling admission will begin, space permitting, after March 10.

Once a student is offered admission, parents will be sent a formal acceptance, along with enrollment materials, including the School calendar, electronic contract and payment instructions.




Procedure for International Applicants

More information and full application procedures for international students can be found on the International Program page on our website.

Upcoming Admission Events

SSAT Test Dates (Grades 6-12)

Register at https://ssat.org

November 16, 2019
December 14, 2019
January 4, 2020
February 8, 2020
March 7, 2020
April 25, 2020
June 13, 2020


Standard Application Online

Rutgers Prep accepts the SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO)