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How to Apply

To apply for the fall of 2020, follow these instructions:

Step 1 – Request information.

To learn more about Exeter, complete the online inquiry form. We’ll send you a viewbook: a close-up on campus life and learning with answers to commonly asked questions.

Step 2 – Begin your application.

Apply online: Our application for 2020-2021 is available on the Gateway to Prep Schools portal. 

Application materials: All application materials are due by January 15 and must be submitted via the Gateway portal.  

Standardized tests: Students must submit results of the appropriate required test which must be taken in the current academic year.

Homeschooling: We welcome applications from home-schooled students. Please use the Gateway portal to submit materials.

Apply for financial aid:  Exeter offers $25 million annually in need-based financial aid. Tuition-free attendance is available for families with incomes below $75,000.

Step 3 – Schedule your admission interview.

We want to know what makes you unique! Come visit Exeter, and get to know us better. If you can’t make it to Exeter, don’t worry. Simply submit the candidate profile (part one of the Gateway online application) and you’ll receive an email with instructions for setting up an off-campus interview. 

Questions? We’re here to help. Call 603-777-3437 or send an email to admit@exeter.edu.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information or physical or mental disabilities in the administration of our admissions and financial aid programs.

Do I Apply as a Day Student?

Students in surrounding towns commute, while still enjoying access to campus 7 days/week.

Go to the page titled Do I Apply as a Day Student?

Postgraduate Program

15 percent of the senior class is new to Exeter each fall. The majority of our one-year seniors are postgraduates.

Go to the page titled Postgraduate Program