We are excited that you are taking the next step toward your future! The 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.

To begin your application, use the Gateway to Prep Schools Application OR  the SAO (Standard Application Online). Once signed in, you may also review your progress.

Call us anytime at 920 356-2120 or email us at admisson@wayland.org.

Application Checklist

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  • Contact Us

    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.
  • Begin Your Application or Complete An Application

    Wayland Academy exclusively uses the Gateway to Prep Schools Application OR Standard Application Online. Head to Gateway to Prep Schools or 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, 2020 and our Regular Notification deadline is February 15, 2021. 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.
  • Provide Your Transcripts

    Please provide transcripts for your past two consecutive years of schooling. These may be submitted through the SAO, Gateway to Prep Schools OR by emailing them to admission@wayland.org.
  • Submit Recommendations

    Recommendation forms from at least two current academic teachers must be submitted along with your application. These forms are available through the Standard Application Online (SAO) OR the Gateway to Prep Schools Application and are submitted via either site as well.
  • (Optional) Register for Standardized Tests

    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.

    Learn more about SSAT testing. Wayland’s SSAT code is 8056.
  • For International Applicants

    International applicants must have a statement of financial support and a copy of a passport photo page.

    If a student has not been in an English curriculum for at least four years, please provide English Proficiency test scores  (Duolingo English Test, TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEFL Jr.). 
  • For Applicants from Mainland China

    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.
  • Virtual Tour and Interview

    We wish we could connect in person this year, but consider this your virtual handshake, high five, and fist-bump all-in-one. We find that when you can see Wayland for yourself 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 us to learn more about what excites you. Interviews are required as part of an application. Complete an online request form to get started and we’ll be in touch soon.
  • Financial Aid

    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. These documents must be translated 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.
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