Applying to McCallie: Boarding
Applying to independent schools can be overwhelming. Here’s a breakdown to help make the process as simple as possible.
Just complete these steps and you’re done—it doesn’t matter the order you do them, so feel free to work through this checklist as your schedule allows.
Using your admission login & password, visit the application portal. Don’t have login information? Start by completing the signup page to receive your login and password.
Schedule A Visit.
Whether you attend a Boarding Visitors Day or come to campus on an individual visit, the best way to learn about it is to see it in person. Your campus visit will also satisfy our interview requirement.
Log in to the application portal to complete & submit the application by choosing “Apply Online.” McCallie also accepts the SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO).
Submit Teacher Recommendations.
Using the application portal, electronically send recommendation forms to your current English & math teachers. Recommendation forms will be available to send beginning Nov. 1, 2018.
Submit Transcripts & School Report Forms.
Transcript release and school report forms are available for download in the application portal and should be sent to and completed by your current school. We require transcripts to include your grades from the semester in which you apply. You may submit them earlier, but be sure to send updated grades after they are released at the end of the semester.
McCallie requires applicants to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). The SSAT is offered nationally on several dates every year and can be taken at McCallie by appointment. Please visit ssat.org for more information on SSAT registration and preparation. Be sure to share your score report with us by using our school code 4744.