Application Process

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  • Register for and take a standardized test

    Applicants for grades 9 and 10 are required to take either the SSAT, ISEE, or HSPT. Please visit the SSAT,  ISEE, or HSPT websites to register. Tests are administered throughout the fall and winter at various locations throughout the Bay Area. Test results must be sent to Drew directly from the testing agency.
    • Drew's SSAT school code is 2888.
    • Drew's ISEE code is 570444.
  • Complete and submit an application

    Applications are due by January 9, 2020. You may submit your application through Ravenna. A $90 application fee is due with the submission of the student application. Some application fee waivers will be available upon request.
  • Submit recommendation forms

    Drew requires a recommendation from your current math teacher, English teacher, and principal or counselor. Please follow the instructions on Ravenna for accessing and submitting all forms. In Ravenna, you will need to provide the email addresses of your recommendation writers so they receive the forms directly from Ravenna with instructions.
  • Submit your transcript

    Complete and sign the Transcript Release Form and submit it to your current school. Complete transcripts (last year and first semester of the current year) can be scanned and uploaded to Ravenna or sent to Drew along with the Transcript Release form by January 9, 2020.
  • Apply for Financial Aid, if applicable

    See the Financial Aid page of the Drew website for complete information about Drew’s Financial Aid program.

Admissions Timeline & Contacts

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  • September 2019

    Student visits begin
  • September to December 2019

    Open Houses
    • Monday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (en Español)
    • Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

    Parent/Guardian Coffees
    • Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    To register for a Parent/Guardian Coffee, please visit Ravenna.

    Regional Receptions
    • San Francisco—Noe Valley: Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    • San Francisco—Inner Richmond: Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    • Marin—Tiburon: Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    • San Francisco—Cole Valley: Monday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    To register for a Regional Reception, please visit Ravenna.

    School Fairs
    • School fairs have concluded for this admissions season.
  • January 9, 2020

    Application and Financial Aid Application due
  • March 20, 2020

    Decisions released online at 4 p.m.
    (Hard copy decisions postmarked March 19, 2020)
  • March 23, 2020

    Revisit Week begins for admitted students who want to see Drew in person one more time.
  • March 26, 2020

    Financial Aid family enrollment agreements due at noon
  • March 27, 2020

    General enrollment agreements due at noon
  • May 7, 2020

    New Family Night
    6 p.m. at Drew

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  • Joanna Lovett '06

    Director of Admissions

  • Andrea Richerson

    Associate Director of Admissions

    Hablo Español
  • Andrew Heath

    Outreach Associate | Assistant Athletic Director

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