Please apply through the SAO or Gateway. If you have questions please contact the admission office at 603-469-2100 to speak with a counselor, today. We look forward to hearing from you, soon!

The Character Skills Snapshot 

Kimball Union is more than just a place where your child will learn math and English and science. Certainly, the reason you're seeking to enroll your child here is because you're interested in an education that focuses on instilling character values and encouraging personal growth. Similarly, we know that your child is much more than grades and test scores. That's why we're asking your child to take The Character Skills Snapshot as part of the application. It will give us richer holistic information about your child, and show us areas where our community can help them grow, thrive, and shine. For students who take the SSAT, there is no charge to take The SNapshot. Once you register for an SSAT, you will have access to The Snapshot. 

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



Apply to Kimball Union Academy

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  • Request Information

    Start the process by filling out this short form and some one from the admission office will be in touch, shortly.
  • Interview & Visit

    Please plan to spend two hours at Kimball Union in order to allow time for a campus tour and interview for both student and parents.

    Visits are typically scheduled during the academic year on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 2:10 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

    To schedule a visit, please contact the Admission Office at 603-469-2100 or email
  • Standarized Testing

    SSAT, PSAT, SAT or ACT test scores are required for all applicants.

    SSAT Tests are administered on Saturdays each month throughout the fall and winter in many locations. Please click on the above link to find the one most convenient to you.

    * The Character Skills Snapshot is a new part of the SSAT. Character and personal growth are an integral part of a Kimball Union education. Grades and test scores just don't tell us the whole story of your child. The Character Skills Snapshot gives us richer holistic information and illuminates areas where Kimball Union can help your child grow and thrive.

    * KUA's SSAT code is 4390.

    * Most 9th through 11th grade candidates 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.

    Kimball Union Academy is a test site on the following dates:

    Flex: Monday, July 17, 2017
    Flex: Monday, July 31, 2017

    Saturday, November 11, 2017
    Saturday, December 9, 2017
    Saturday, January 6, 2018
    Saturday, February 3, 2018
    Saturday, March 3, 2018
    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    The TOEFL Test (The Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required for applicants whose native language is not English. Kimball Union Academy's TOEFL code is 8012.
  • Apply

    Complete and submit the application through either the Standard Application Online (SAO) or Gateway to Prep

    Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are due by January 15, 2018.

    - Biographical informaiton
    - 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
  • International Applicants

    - The Application Fee is $100.

    - The TOEFL Test (The Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required for applicants whose native language is not English. Kimball Union Academy's TOEFL code is 8012.

    - The minimum TOEFL score for grade 9 is 65; grade 10 is 75; grade 11 is 85; grade 12 is 95.

    Mainland China Applicants (not including Hong Kong or Taiwan) 

    - Spaces available for grades 9 and 10. 

    - To schedule an on-campus visit, applicants must submit an official TOEFL score and a completed application.

    - The minimum TOEFL score for scheduling an on-campus visit is 85 for grade 9 and 95 for grade 10.

    - If the applicant's TOEFL score is below the minimum requirements then you may submit a Vericant interview to complete your application. 

    - If the applicant has attended a school in the U.S. for at least the previous two years, please feel free to contact the admission office to see if the TOEFL score minimum for scheduling an on-campus interview can be waived.

    - We recommend that applicants, in order to develop a more comprehensive profile, submit a student file from Prestans Online Academy with their application. To learn more about Prestans Online Academy online courses and the student files that we accept as supplemental application material, please visit the following link:

  • Admission Decisions Released

    Students receive admission decisions on March 10.

    In late March or early April, accepted students are welcomed back to campus for Admitted Students Day, which is KUA's revisit program.
  • Enroll at Kimball Union Academy!

    Students are required to formally accept their offer of admission and return the signed contract and deposit to Kimball Union Academy by April 10.
  • Financial Aid Application

    Families who are applying for admission and requesting financial aid for September 2018 should submit their online Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) through the School and Students Service for Financial Aid (SSS) website at 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


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Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA offers the best of the traditional New England Boarding School experience to a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. 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. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy