ADMISSION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS
2012-2013 School Year
Crossroads College Preparatory School offers an academically challenging curriculum to a diverse and inclusive community of students in grades seven through twelve.
Crossroads College Prep encourages its students to engage their imaginations in every endeavor, ranging from the sciences to the fine arts, and strives to develop respectful citizens, who apply scholarship, imagination, and critical thinking to civic and social responsibility in their communities and beyond.
Crossroads College Preparatory School’s admission and financial aid policies do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, or ethnic origin.
The Application Process at Crossroads College Prep requires five steps:
- Student Visit
- Parent Tour/Meeting
- Academic Records/Recommendations
International Student Application Process (sections below do not apply):
- Contact The Cambridge Institute, who handles international admission with regard to students coming from China
- Face-to-face or Skype interview (set up through The Cambridge Institute)
- Submit all necessary documents as outlined by The Cambridge Institute (academic records and financial documents)
- TOEFL test results (must be taken within the same year as application or recently, if near the New Year)
International student admissions decisions will be made within two weeks of interview.
Prospective students are required to schedule a half-day, morning visit to Crossroads College Preparatory School. Visits will be arranged on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Prospective students are paired with a current student and visit a number of classes. Student visits must be scheduled ahead of time through the Admissions Office (314) 367-8101. A prospective student may visit at any time during the application.
The admission process begins once the ISSL Secondary School Application Online (SSAO) is completed and submitted, either on paper or electronically. If you wish to apply online, please click here. The Admissions Office would also be happy to send you a paper copy of the application. An application will not be processed until the $40 application is submitted/received.
We are still accepting admissions applications at all grade levels. If you are interested in applying immediately, please contact the Admissions Office at (314) 367-8101 or email@example.com to discuss the process and to schedule an appointment.
Parents of prospective students are also required to schedule a time to tour the school and meet with the Director of Admission and Head of School. Parent visits must be scheduled ahead of time through the Admissions Office (314) 367-8101. Similar to the student visit, it is not necessary to have an application on file prior to scheduling a parent visit.
SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test):
In order to reduce the amount of tests taken at different schools, Crossroads College Prep accepts the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test). The SSAT is administered at various times during the admission season at several locations. A student may take the test at any test site. To register or to find out more details about the composition of the test or order a test prep booklet, please click here. For a non-Saturday test date (January 2013), please click here and follow the instructions for setting up an account. We are happy to provide registration information to you as well. Please call to have the information sent to you.
Please expect about 2 weeks for the school to which you are applying to receive your child's scores. To ensure that Crossroads College Prep gets a copy of your child's scores, please fill in our school code, 2672.
Academic Records and Recommendations:
Please complete the Transcript Release Form and submit it to your child’s current school. All transcripts and school records must be mailed directly from the school to Crossroads College Preparatory School. Crossroads College Prep will not accept any hand delivered or unofficial transcripts. Information such as health records, standardized tests scores, and any other information part of the permanent record should be mailed along with the student’s grades. This form should be given to the school at the end of the semester, but before mid-January to ensure sufficient processing time. All applicants are required to provide at least three years of records. If a student has switched schools in the recent past, an Academic Record Form may need to be submitted to each individual school. We also require one academic recommendation from one of your child's current teachers; you may submit more than one. This form can be found in the application.
Crossroads College Preparatory School requires one non-academic letter of recommendation. This letter should come from an individual who knows the student outside of the classroom. This could come from a religious leader, scout leader, music instructor, dance teacher, camp counselor, etc. The non-academic recommendation does not need to follow the same format as the one provided in the Secondary Standard Online Application. It should be in the form of a letter (mailed to Crossroads College Prep, Attn: Admissions Office) or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.