Greetings from the Admissions Office!
As the academic year winds down, we are often asked what admissions officers do during the “off-season.” We have found this concept to be a vanishing one, as more and more families enter the admissions cycle throughout the year. With the growth in our summer programs, many families learn about Southfield and Dexter and wish to inquire about their children and the possibility of admission in the near term. These conversations take place throughout the spring and summer months, and depend upon the space available in a particular grade—we may be able to consider applicants or we might have to continue the conversation into the next admissions cycle. What is important is to ask, as the situation often varies.
A few facts about rolling admissions:
- Preparation is key—it may be a challenge to get teacher recommendations once your child’s current school closes for the summer;
- Standardized test administration dates are not as frequent in the summer months;
- Financial aid is generally fully allocated for the coming year and will likely not be available for late applicants;
- While the Admissions Office is open as usual and tours of campus are available, the school facilities are often on a “summer footing,” with different programs and staff using the spaces that are reserved for classes during the academic year.
Please feel free to contact our office at any time if you would like to speak with one of our admissions counselors about any aspect of the process—whether you are planning ahead, looking for suggestions, or are simply curious about the process.
We look forward to speaking with you.
The Admissions Team