Admission Timeline

January - June:

  • Consider registering for a Porter's Summer Program or Porter's Leads event.

June - August:

  • Continue researching schools that are of interest to you.

  • Visit the websites of schools that you have identified.

  • Submit inquiry forms to the schools that are of the most interest to you.

September - October:

  • Attend secondary school fairs in your area.

  • Schedule interviews and campus visits.

  • Visit websites regularly for school updates.

  • Register for standardized testing:

    • Applicants for the 9th or 10th grade should register to take the SSAT ( or the ISEE ( To have your scores automatically sent to Miss Porter's School, please use our school code of 5122 for the SSAT and 070210 for ISEE.

      • Applicants for 11th grade may submit PSAT results or register for the SSAT.

      • Applicants for the 12th grade should submit PSAT or SAT results.

November - December:

  • Request recommendation letters and school transcripts from teachers and school administrators.

  • Complete the Standard Application Online (SAO) and include Porter's as one of your chosen schools ( 

  • Familiarize yourself with Financial Aid application deadlines for January. Complete the PFS form to submit to SSS in mid-November.

  • Consider submitting supplementary material for merit-based scholarship consideration.

January - February:

  • Admission and financial aid applications due by January 15.

  • The admission committee reviews completed applications and makes admission decisions.

March - April:

  • Admission and financial aid decisions are available online.

  • Revisit schools to which you were admitted by attending a Revisit Day program or scheduling a shadow day.

  • Enroll in the school of your choice by April 10 by submitting the online enrollment contract and enrollment deposit.

  • Decline offers from other schools by April 10.

Miss Porter's School

60 Main Street

Farmington, CT 06032

(860) 409-3500