About Applying

What does Exeter look for in a candidate?

There are many characteristics common to both a successful applicant and a successful Exeter student, including an intellectual curiosity and desire to learn. Click here for a profile of a successful applicant.


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What are the deadlines?

All applications are due January 15, and all interviews must be scheduled by January 15 and conducted by January 31 for a March 10 decision. More about important dates...


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How do colleges look at students who take a post-graduate year?

A post-graduate year at Exeter serves to strengthen your academic record and colleges are receptive to this effort. An Exeter experience, with its emphasis on challenging courses, critical thinking, mutual respect, and personal independence, is an ideal preparation for college life. More about applying for a post-graduate year...


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What happens if I can't make it to campus for a personal interview?

Exeter requires interviews of all its applicants—by meeting with you we'll get a sense of your passions and potential that we can't quite get from your application file. If you can't make it to campus, be sure to submit your Candidate Profile before January 15 and request an off-campus interview.


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Is an alumni/ae interview taken as seriously as an on-campus interview?

Yes.


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Can I get financial aid?

That will depend on your family's circumstances. If you feel that you'll need financial aid, check the financial aid box on the Candidate Profile. You must apply for financial aid at the time you apply for admission to the Academy. We can't accept requests for financial aid made after you've been accepted. More about applying for financial aid...


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What's the parent statement for?

Your parents know you best, and it's our goal to get to know each candidate as well as possible. The parents form can help us do that, just as the interview helps us. 


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