Provided by the SSAT, the Standard application facilitates the process of applying to multiple private schools for grades 6 through the PG by using a common application. There is a standard application online that applicants can fill out electronically. Here is a breakdown of each section of the application and how to complete it. Including their educational and family background, and whether or not their family will be applying for financial aid, the  first section asks students information about themselves. The application also asks if the student will require a Form I-20 or a visa F-1 to enter the U.S. The first part of the application also asks whether the student is a legacy at the school, meaning that the student’s parents, grandparents, or other relatives attended the school. Many schools offer a relative advantage to legacies in comparison to similar non-legacy students in admissions. The student questionnaire asks the applicant to complete the questions on his or her own in his/her own handwriting. The section begins with a number of short questions that usually ask the student to list her present activities and her plans for future activities, as well as her hobbies, interests, and awards. The student may also be asked to write about the reading she has recently enjoyed and why she liked it.

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 As the school wants to make sure applicants are a good fit for their school, there is no one right “answer” for this section, and it’s best to write honestly. Admissions committees can usually sense insincerity while it may be tempting for a hopeful applicant to write about her compelling interest in Homer. She should write about her interest in honest, vivid terms in case a student really likes ancient Greek epics, by all means. However, if she is really interested in sports memoirs, it’s better for her to write about what she really reads and to build on this essay in her interview admissions. Remember that a student will also go through an interview and may be asked about what she wrote on her admissions essays. This section of the application also allows the student to add anything he or she would like the admissions committee to know. The student’s questionnaire also requires the applicant to write a 250-500 word essay on a subject such as an experience that has had an effect on the student or a person or figure the student admires. he writing should be produced by the student, not by the parents, as admissions committees want to understand what the student is truly like and whether the student would be a good fit for their school. It is best for the student to write honestly about her interests and thereby find a school that’s appropriate for her while it is again tempting for the student to try to appear to be what the school wants. The application concludes with forms filled out by the applicant’s school, including a recommendation by a school head or principal, an English teacher recommendation, a math teacher recommendation, and an academic records form.