Application Process

Applications, including all supporting application materials, are due to the Admission Office by February 20, 2021. Applicants will be notified of their admission decision by mid-March.

Financial aid awards will be sent along with admission decisions in mid-March 2021. Applications for admission and financial aid received after the above-noted deadlines will be considered on a rolling basis. Please contact the Admission Office to initiate the process or with any questions.

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Your Journey Begins Today

Whether you’re ready to apply now or exploring a West Nottingham education, our Admissions Team is excited you’re here.

If you experience any questions or challenges throughout the admissions process, please do not hesitate to reach out. For a timely response from a team member, email

Step 1

Please fill out our simple, online inquiry form to begin the admission process. The form will only take you a few moments to fill out. After completing the inquiry form, you will hear from a member of the admission team who will answer your questions, get to know you, and begin the admissions process.

Step 2

You can begin the application process by either completing the SAO, which we prefer or filling out the application form and submitting the $75 application fee ($150 for international students).

After completing the application form, you can log back into your admission portal to complete and upload the following items:

  • A student questionnaire, to tell us a little more about your interests.
  • Three recommendation forms, one each from a math teacher, an English teacher, and a school administrator. To send these forms to your teachers, log into your admission portal and enter your teacher’s name and email address.  The forms will come back to us automatically once they are completed.
  • A transcript or recent grade report.
  • An SSAT score report (our school code is 8146) or Character Snapshot (optional).
  • A school records release form, which allows the current school to send items such as standardized testing, discipline/attendance records, and report cards, to West Nottingham.
  • An interview with a member of our admission team. Please call or email a member of the admission team to schedule your campus visit!  Skype interviews are available for international students.
  • You can log back into your admission portal at any time to complete any items or to check the status of your application.

Students applying to the Chesapeake Learning Center should upload or email any psychoeducational testing that has been done. Please contact the Admission Office for more information.

For International Students Applying to WNA:

International students should plan to submit a DuoLingo (preferred), TOEFL, SSAT (our school code is 8146), iTEP, IELTS score report. One type of English proficiency exam is required as part of the admission process.

The Duolingo English Test can be taken online at any time. It is a fast and inexpensive alternative to other options – it takes approximately 45 minutes and costs $49. The exam uses computer-adaptive technology, meaning that the questions will automatically adapt to each test taker’s ability, generating a different set of questions for every session. It also integrates a video interview and writing sample. The exam requires a supported browser and your computer’s self-facing camera and microphone. The testing session is recorded and verified by a Duolingo proctor, and the results are available within 48 hours.

Step 3

We hope you consider scheduling a campus visit and seeing West Nottingham in person! We are currently providing tours to serious prospective students and families with strict COVID-19 protocols in place. To schedule a campus visit, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I begin my application?

You may begin your application as soon as you have filled out our inquiry form. After you have completed our online questionnaire, you will receive an email with a link to our Admission Portal and your user name. Our application is available on our Admission Portal.

When should my current school send my transcript?

After your first quarter grades, request that your school send your official transcript directly to us using our transcript release form.

Who should I ask to write my recommendations?

Our application requires three recommendations: your English teacher, your mathematics teacher, and a personal recommendation from any other teacher, coach, or adult who knows you well.

How can I share my special interests with WNA?

Include mention of your special interests during your admissions interview and in your application. We’d love to know more about your academic and athletic interests.

What are the application fees?

To learn more about our application fees, click here.

When will I hear back regarding the admissions decision?

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, and most frequently occur in mid-March.

When is my application due?

Applications are due by late February and are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information regarding our rolling application, email our Admissions Team.

How do I contact the Admissions Team?

Our Admissions Team is accessible via email or phone. To email our team, email To reach someone by phone, dial (410) 658-5556.

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