Admissions Process & Deadlines
2018-2019 School Year
It’s Admission Season! Here at Crossroads College Prep we are scheduling visits and looking forward to learning more about your child/ren. For the 2017-2018 School Year, we are accepting applications for 7th through 12th grades. This year, 9th grade applications are due on Friday, December 15, 2017. Applications for all other grades are due Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
The Application Process at Crossroads College Prep requires five steps:
- Student Visit
- Parent/Guardian Session
- Transcript and Recommendations
Prospective students are required to schedule a half-day, morning visit to Crossroads College Preparatory School. Visits will be arranged on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, beginning at 7:50 a.m. and ending at 12 noon. Prospective students are paired with a current student and visit a number of classes. Student visits must be scheduled ahead of time through the Admissions Office (314) 367-8085. A prospective student may visit at any time during the application process.
Crossroads College Prep, together with all of the ISSL (Independent Schools of St. Louis) member schools, uses the SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO). To apply online, please click here. We can help track your child’s application’s progress once you have registered as an applicant.
A $50 application fee is required for each application. If applying to Crossroads via the online application presents a challenge for your family, please call us.
Parents/Guardians of prospective students are required to schedule a time to tour the school and meet with the Director of Admission. Please schedule the parent/guardian session in advance by calling (314) 367-8085. Similar to the student visit, it is not necessary to have an application on file prior to scheduling a parent/guardian session.
SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test)
Crossroads College Prep accepts the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test). The SSAT is administered at various times during the admission season at several locations. To register or to find out more details about the composition of the test or order a test prep booklet, please click here.
To ensure that Crossroads College Prep gets a copy of your child’s scores, please fill in our school code, 2672.
Transcripts and Recommendations
Please complete the Transcript Release Form included in the online application and it will be submitted automatically to your child’s current school. All transcripts and school records must be mailed directly from the school to Crossroads College Preparatory School. Crossroads College Prep will not accept any hand delivered or unofficial transcripts. Information such as health records, standardized tests scores, and any other information part of the permanent record should be mailed along with the student’s grades. All applicants are required to provide at least two years of records. If a student has switched schools in the recent past, a Transcript Release Form may need to be submitted to each individual school.
We also require one academic letter of recommendation from the teacher of your choice. A letter from one of your child’s core class teachers (Science, Math, English, Social Studies) is encouraged, but not required. Crossroads College Preparatory School also requires one non-academic recommendation. This letter should come from an individual who knows your student outside of the classroom. The non-academic recommendation can come from a religious leader, scout leader, music instructor, dance teacher, camp counselor, etc.