How to Apply

Our Application Timeline

1

Anytime

Request Information

2

Sep – Jan

Interview

3

Aug – Jan

Take the SSAT (optional)

4

By Jan 15

Submit Your Application

5

Mar – Apr

Admission Notifications

Enroll

By Apr 10

And Celebrate!

Step 1: Request information

To learn about Williston’s academics, arts, athletics, and more, please fill out our inquiry form, and we will mail you a viewbook and get you into our system. Once you do this, you will receive instructions on how to create a username and password to access our Admission Portal, which will allow you to track your progress along the way.


Step 2: Interview

It is Williston’s expectation that prospective students within two hours drive of campus will visit Williston for an in-person tour and interview, barring extenuating circumstances. Our interview schedule is located on our Visit page. For domestic students who cannot make the trip to campus for an in-person tour and interview, a limited number of Zoom interviews will be made available – to request an interview via Zoom, please contact the Admission Office at (413) 529-3241 or email admission@williston.com. For international students who cannot visit campus for an in-person tour and interview, we ask that you submit an application to Williston first, and then fill out our Zoom request form. We will then reach out to let you know whether we have been able to grant your request, and when we will be able to conduct your Zoom interview.

Williston requires all visitors to provide proof of vaccination before or at the start of their visit to campus. Please email your vaccination or testing information to admission@williston.com prior to your visit or be ready to show this document upon arrival to campus. If you are planning to visit Williston, and any member of your party is not vaccinated, please contact us for the most up-to-date procedures regarding your visit in advance of your planning.


Step 3: Take the SSAT (Optional)

While Williston will not require applicants to submit standardized test scores when applying, students are welcome to submit a standardized test score or complete our supplemental question through the Standard Application Online to satisfy our testing requirement. We also recognize that standardized testing is a strength for some of our applicants – applicants are welcome to submit any scores and encouraged to submit educational testing as part of their application. For proper class placement purposes, we will still require students who do not identify English as their first language to submit results from the TOEFL or a similar English language proficiency test.


Step 4: Submit your application

You can apply to Williston using the Standard Application Online (SAO). Completed applications are due in the Admission Office by January 15.

All applicants to Williston are required to complete the following requirements as part of their application.

  • Student essays
  • Parental statement
  • Application fee of $50 and $100 for international applicants
  • Interview (off-campus interview with an admission representative available depending on geographic location)
  • School report form completed by counselor
  • Current English teacher recommendation
  • Current math teacher recommendation
  • An official school transcript (with a minimum of two years of credits)
  • Grades from at least the first two quarters or first trimester for the current school year
  • Testing information (see above)

Step 5: Revisit during admitted student program

Decision letters will be mailed from the Admission Office on March 10, with email notification being sent on the afternoon of March 10. Accepted students are invited to our Admitted Student Programs during March and April, with detail to be sent directly to admitted students and their families on March 10.


Step 6: Enroll!

Williston’s enrollment deadline is April 10. Decisions are made on a rolling admission basis for any student who finishes the application process after March 10. We encourage applicants who plan to apply after March 10 to call us directly at 413-529-3241 regarding the availability of spaces for the coming academic year.