The Application Process

You've researched schools, made a plan, and are ready to apply. What's next?
Complete and submit the application through either the Standard Application Online (SAO) or Gateway to Prep

The applications include:
  • Biographical information
  • Student Essays
  • Parent Statement & Questions
  • School report with transcripts (current year and two previous years)
  • Current math teacher recommendation
  • Current English teacher recommendation
  • Current counselor or principal recommendation
  • Application fee

Admission decisions are made at Kimball Union Academy without regard to race, gender, creed or national origin.


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Contact the Admission Office
Office of Admission
64 Main Street
Meriden, NH

The Application Process

List of 5 items.

  • Have you scheduled an interview?

    Email us at
    Or call (603) 469-2100 to visit campus in person.
    Can you see yourself here?
  • Have you completed your testing?

    SSAT, PSAT, SAT or ACT test scores are normally required for all applicants. Due to COVID-19, testing is optional (though recommended) for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    KUA's SSAT code is 4390

    Most candidates in grades 9-11 submit SSAT scores.

    Candidates taking the PSAT or SAT or ACT between September and January may submit either of those scores in place of SSAT scores.
  • International Applicants

    The Application Fee is $100.

    The TOEFL Test (The Test of English as a Foreign Language) Kimball Union Academy's TOEFL code is 8012


    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • Admission Decisions and Enrollment

    Students whose applications are submitted prior to February 1 will receive admission decisions on March 10. After February 1, decisions and financial aid will be considered through rolling admission.

    In late March or early April, accepted students are welcomed back to campus for Admitted Students Day, KUA's revisit program.

    Students who receive a decision on March 10 are required to formally accept their offer of admission and return the signed contract and deposit to Kimball Union Academy by April 10.
  • Applying for Financial Aid

    Families who are applying for admission and requesting financial aid for September 2021 should submit their online Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) through the School and Students Service for Financial Aid (SSS) website by February 1st for a March 10th decision. 

    The SSS code number for Kimball Union is 4390.

    After February 1st, applications and financial aid will be considered on a rolling basis. If you have questions regarding financial aid after the February 1st deadline, please e-mail

    For detailed information on financial aid at Kimball Union, please visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page.


Kimball Union Academy

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Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the country's oldest private boarding high schools. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse and global group of day and boarding students. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire, in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.