How to Apply

FILL OUT AN INQUIRY FORM

We know it’s routine, but this is where the wheels of admission start turning. This form is the first step in getting to know Mercersburg and Mercersburg getting to know you. 

SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW

There’s no reason to stress—we promise! This is just a conversation where an admission counselor can learn about you and where you can ask questions. 

COMPLETE ANY REQUIRED STANDARDIZED TESTING 

We have a testing-flexible policy this year because of COVID-19. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and with the understanding that many students do not have equal access to standardized testing at this time, Mercersburg Academy is implementing a “testing flexible” policy.

Applicants for Grade 9, 10, or 11
Students applying for ninth, 10th, or 11th grade will not be required to submit standardized test scores. If you do not submit test scores, we will instead require an additional recommendation from a current teacher of your choosing. We will continue to accept the SSAT, PSAT, SAT/ACT, ISEE, state tests, and others for those students who are able and choose to submit standardized test scores. (Please note that if your school provides a narrative transcript instead of traditional grades, then standardized testing will be required.)

Postgraduate Applicants
We will continue to require standardized testing for our PG applicants; however, students are permitted to submit PSAT, SAT, or ACT scores from the previous two years if necessary.

International Students
Non-native English speakers are required to submit results from the TOEFL (at-home or in-person tests), DuoLingo, or IELTS exams. Students who have been enrolled for two or more years in schools where English is the primary mode of instruction are not required to submit language proficiency test scores.

SSAT School Code – 5026
TOEFL School Code – 0877

SUBMIT THE STANDARDIZED APPLICATION ONLINE (SAO)

Simple for us, simple for you—it’s the only application we accept. Be aware that the SAO includes a transcript and teacher recommendations.

DEADLINE: JANUARY 31 

FILL OUT A FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION

If your family is interested in exploring need-based financial aid, your parents will have some paperwork to complete.

DEADLINE: JANUARY 31 

Questions as you navigate the application process? Contact the Office of Admission at 717-328-6173 or admission@mercersburg.edu



Important Dates


Application Deadline
January
31
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Admission Decisions Announced
March
10
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Admission Responses Due
April
10


Frequently Asked Questions