American University Preparatory School

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Applying to AUP


We are pleased that you are considering AUP to enrich your high school experience and understand that selecting an independent boarding school can be a stressful and confusing process. We have made every effort to make the application as simple and straightforward as possible. Begin by following the application process below.


To be considered for admission, you must submit your online application here. The deadline for application submission is Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Late applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Step 1: Create an account here:

Step 2: Create a New Student Application by completing the application information, family information, and additional information.

Step 3: Return to the student portal to complete the student essays and have your parents complete the parent statement.

Step 4: Schedule your interview.

Step 5: Ask your teachers for recommendation letters. You will need a total of three recommendations- English, math, and a personal letter. Each teacher will need to complete an online recommendation letter, so make sure to get their email address.

Step 6: Upload your unofficial academic report/transcript. You may also ask your counselor or principal to email an official transcript directly to

Step 7: Register to take the SSAT ( and submit your scores directly from your account. Our school code is 1242. 

Step 8: Track your progress using the embedded checklist to confirm that your application is complete.



We also accept the Standard Application Online (SAO) provided by The Enrollment Management Association. 




Students who have already been accepted into the Colburn Academy or EEI School of Jazz and Contemporary Music are welcome to apply for admission into AUP. Simply select "Yes" in the application indicating that you are either a full-time Colburn student or EEI student. All incoming students must submit their SSAT and TOEFL score report in addition to the online application. Please note that all Colburn and EEI students will be required to reside in the dorms at AUP. 

American University Preparatory School is proudly accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC).