Albuquerque Academy understands that many families wish for their children to have the benefit of educational continuity and excellence. We are excited to announce that, for the 2018-19 admission season, we have adopted an early-decision option for families with currently enrolled Academy students in grades 6-12. The early-decision option is only available to children applying to sixth grade and is primarily designed to benefit families for whom Albuquerque Academy is their top educational choice.
Important to Understand:
- Siblings are not guaranteed admission; however, we find that siblings often are an excellent match for the Academy’s program.
- Admission committees consider applicant files holistically, and the integrity of the admission process and our admission standards will remain the same for both early and regular decisions.
- Applicants who elect not to pursue early-decisions still will receive thoughtful consideration for admission within the regular decision cycle.
- Applicants electing an early-decision option for the 2018-19 academic year must register for the December 8, 2018 admission testing. Unfortunately, a child who is unable to test on the December 8 testing for any reason will not be considered for early decision due to the constraints of file processing, scoring exams, and evaluating his/her file within a compressed timeframe. (Sorry, no exceptions.)
- In order for an applicant to be considered for early decision, the Admission Office must receive a complete applicant file by December 10, 2018.* (Sorry, no exceptions.)
- The applicant family is responsible for ensuring that all materials have been submitted by the deadline.
- Deferral: Applicants for early decision who are not offered early admission may be placed in the regular-decision pool with a notification deadline of March 22, 2019.
- In order to receive an early-decision notification, a family’s current tuition-payment account must be current and in good standing.
*A complete applicant file includes: application, fee or fee waiver, photo, 3 years of transcripts (complete report cards for grades 3 and 4, and at least one official marking period of grades for current grade 5), interview, current teacher recommendations, and admission tests.