American University Preparatory School

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Admission FAQs


What are the deadlines?

Applications are currently accepted on a rolling basis.  Students will be notified by March 17, 2017 of an admission decision if their application was submitted by February 1, 2017. We welcome applications for both Fall and Spring semesters.

Do you have scholarships (academic, athletic, arts)?

We offer both scholarships and financial aid based on a family's demonstrated financial need, not on merit alone.  However, the number of applicants typically exceeds the number of awards we can offer.  The student's talents and achievements may play a role in determining who receives an award or financial aid. 

Is there a standard score that you need to have on standardized tests to be considered for admission?

No, we do not have a minimum score that students must attain to be considered for admission. However, all students must submit their SSAT score to us, school code 1242. International students whose first language is not English must submit an iTEP score if applying for grades 9 or 10 or TOEFL score if applying for grades 11 or 12.

Does AUP accept common applications?
Yes, we do. We realize that completing applications for multiple schools in multiple formats may present an obstacle for some applicants and those that provide references. Therefore, we are happy to accept the Standard Application Online (SAO) provided by SSATB. Please know that we may request additional materials upon review of an application if the committee feels we are missing pertinent information.

Is an interview required?
Applicants living within a 100-mile radius of the school are encouraged to have an on-campus interview and tour, though of course all students outside of this area are also welcome to visit campus. For those applicants unable to visit us in person, we offer Skype interviews. Please contact the Director of Enrollment Management at to schedule your interview. 


How does AUP select the students it admits?
Applicants are not only evaluated on the basis of their academic abilities and extracurricular activities, but also on their character, leadership and grit.  The admission committee seeks demonstrated evidence of independence, resilience, maturity, creativity, and emotional intelligence. 

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