Application Process


1. Schedule a Visit
Contact the Admissions Office to schedule a visit to campus.  Our office is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Weekend visits are also available.  Please call to schedule an appointment. You may also attend an Experience Linsly Day.

2. Complete the online application (International students - see link below)
An application for admission and all supporting documents should be submitted to the admissions office at your earliest convenience. Linsly is on rolling admissions. The first set of acceptances will go out mid February. Financial Aid is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Thus we encourage all families to apply before March 1st.

NOTE: International students have a slightly different application process. Please go to the Application Process for International Students.

After completing the application, please submit or schedule the following: 
  • Writing Samples (as requested in Application)
  • Two Academic Recommendations (Preferably one from a Math/English Teacher)
  • Schedule Admission Testing (Boarding students are required to take the SSAT)
  • Schedule Family Interview
Admission Testing and Family Interview can be scheduled on the same day at the convenience of the family. You can schedule by contacting your Admission Counselor or by calling our office at 304.233.1436. The test and interview last about 90 minutes.

3. Financial Aid Application
 Please follow the link below to access the ISMfast Application. 

4. Notification of Decision
Once the application process for admission has been completed, the admissions committee will meet to discuss each applicant.  Once a decision is reached, the Admissions Office will notify the applicant of the decision. If applying for financial aid, decisions will not be rendered until early Spring. Otherwise, admission decisions will be made within two weeks of completing the application process.