How to Apply

It’s simple to apply:

Step 1 – Request information.

To learn more about Exeter, complete the online form. We’ll send you a viewbook via mail.

Step 2 – Begin your application.

Apply online: Our online application is now available on the Gateway to Prep Schools portal. Be sure to submit the Candidate Profile (part 1 of the application) as soon as possible. 

Application materials: All application materials are due by January 15 and must be submitted via our online application 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 more than $20 million annually in need-based financial aid. Tuition-free attendance is available for families with incomes below $75,000.

Step 3 – Schedule your campus visit.

We want to know what makes you unique! Come visit Exeter, and get to know us better. If you’re unable to visit campus, we’ll arrange an off-campus interview.

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

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.

How Your Life Will Change

Four Exonians share their journeys – before, during and after Exeter. 

Go to the page titled How Your Life Will Change

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?