We are excited that you are taking the next step toward your future. Our admission process is designed around you and your experience. Our goal is to ensure that we get to know you and for you to get to know Wayland through a smooth and simple process.
We would love to introduce you to everything Wayland Academy has to offer. Learn more about the academics, activities, and advantages of attending Wayland Academy by requesting additional information. Once this form has been submitted, you will receive a personal admission packet in the mail and your admission counselor will call you to discuss your next steps.
Wayland Academy exclusively uses the Standard Application Online. Head to SAO to create your account, and begin your application. You may login and complete your application over multiple sessions. Wayland has two deadlines for applications: our Early Notification deadline is December 1, 2019 and our Regular Notification deadline is February 15, 2020. Regardless of which admissions cycle you choose, you application will be considered under our need-blind admissions policy. We are proud to be among a rare few independent schools committed to diversity and inclusion and we do not consider your family’s ability to pay in the admissions process.
Recommendation forms from at least two current academic teachers must be submitted along with your application. These forms are available through theStandard Application Online (SAO)and are submitted via the site as well.
You are more than a number, but we have found that our careful use of standardized testing alongside essays, grades, and teacher recommendations, helps us better understand your academic promise and your fit with our college-preparatory curriculum. It is our strongest recommendation that students take the SSAT—but if that isn’t readily available, your admissions officer can recommend several alternatives such as the PSAT, PLAN, ACT, or SAT that are acceptable as well.
Applicants from Mainland China are required to set up an interview with Vericant, our affiliate in China, in order to be considered for admission. PLEASE REGISTER FOR VERICANT ACCOUNT directly through their website. Once an applicant submits his or her Application Form (the first part of the application containing biographical information) and the Application Fee through the Standard Application Online, Vericant will send his or her video to the Wayland Admissions Office. A selected number of these applicants may be contacted for follow-up interviews by Wayland faculty. These follow-up interviews will be conducted online, most often through Skype or Zoom.
We find that when you can see Wayland for yourself—visiting our Beaver Dam campus either for Open House or for an individualized visit day—you’ll come away excited and informed. You’ll learn more about us and about the many moments that have made this campus a haven for thinkers and doers for 165 years. And, best of all, we’ll learn more about you! We want to hear your story and an interview is a great way to ask questions of Wayland and for Wayland to learn more about what excites you. Interviews are required as part of an application. We’d be happy to have you shadow a student, spend a night in our dorms, or just pop by for a tour. It’s up to you—complete an online request form to get started and we’ll be in touch soon.
Wayland offers need-based financial aid. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please notify your Wayland admission counselor. You should apply for aid as early in the admission process as possible. Find the financial aid application online. Wayland also requires a copy of your most recent Federal 1040 tax returns and W-2’s.
International applicants should provide three months of bank statements and proof of income. Thes documents must be translate into English and the currency converted to USD.
Wayland Academy does not discriminate in its educational programs, and admission is open to students of any race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual identity, or sexual orientation.