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Admissions Process

For students in the seventh grade:

Open House

Open House, an annual event in October, is a great opportunity for prospective families to tour the campus, meet faculty, staff, and students, and gain insights into the Mount's academic and extracurricular programs.

Freshman for a Day

In the spring of seventh grade, prospective students are invited to shadow a current Mount student for the duration of the school day. They will attend classes, meet students and teachers, and dine in our Student Center for lunch. Each student must complete a questionnaire prior to her visit so the Mount can best match her with a hostess for the day.

Please contact the Office of Admissions for the dates.


For students in the eighth grade:

Open House

Even if the student has attended Open house in the seventh grade, the event presents an excellent opportunity to obtain information and gain an even better sense of the many components of the Mount experience.

Freshman for a Day

A Freshman for a Day visit is a requirement for all applicants. Each student must complete a questionnaire prior to her visit so the Mount can best match her with a current student. Eighth graders may schedule Freshman for a Day visits beginning in late October.

Entrance Test

The Mount offers its own entrance exam which is used to determine merit-based scholarships, in addition to helping determine if students satisfy academic criteria. Pre-registration for the test is required. The test typically takes place during early November.

Formal Application

All candidates for admission must complete a formal application after taking the entrance exam. At the time of application, students have a choice between two admissions tracks. The top choice track allows students to select the Mount as their first choice high school. Their applications are due within two weeks of their test session, and their interviews will take place in December. Students who opt for the regular track have an application deadline in December and have interviews the following January.

At the time the application is completed, the $75 application fee and a copy of the student's birth certificate are required.

To complete the application process, transcripts and letters of recommendation are required.

Upon receipt of all documents, an interview is scheduled.


For transfer students entering grades 10 & 11:

Transfer students who are able are encouraged to attend Open House and all are required to schedule a Student for a Day visit. In some cases, entrance testing is required and can be scheduled on an individual basis through the early spring or until enrollment is closed for their class year. Interested candidates should contact the Admissions Office for additional information.

The application for admission can be completed online using the following link. The Online Application for Admission is for DOMESTIC TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY.

For an International Student Application please contact the Admissions Office at (908) 757-0108, ext. 4506.

Online Application for Admission


International Program

Mount Saint Mary Academy has a number of international students from China. These students are enrolled through an independent company, PEDUS. Princeton Educational Services is located at 101 College Road in Princeton. It is a full-service company which recruits the students from their Chinese partner agencies. They secure host families and provide the academic, social and cultural support necessary to assist the girls in their transition to the Mount. All students are proficient in English and have the academic skills that enable them to meet success in our college-prep program. For further information about PEDUS, visit the website: www.PEDUS.ORG.