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The application process is an opportunity to reflect upon your goals for high school while you share with us your interests, activities, and passions. It involves significant time and care, and we hope the process is as educational and enjoyable for families as it is for us!
College Prep's online application portal for entry in Fall 2025 will open by September 1, 2024.
L'application met en lumière les mérites et les attributs académiques de chaque étudiant ainsi que son caractère et ses valeurs. L'application de préparation au collège comprend les éléments suivants :

  • Recommandations aux enseignants (3)
  • Relevés de notes (7e et 8e année pour les candidats de 9e année)
  • Un entretien avec un membre du corps enseignant ou du personnel du College Prep
  • Questions à réponse courte/essai pour les étudiants et les parents
  • Assessment (applicants choose one of three pathways)
Vous trouverez des informations détaillées sur chacune de ces étapes ci-dessous, ainsi que dans notre portail d'application.

There is a $100 application fee ($150 for international applicants). To inquire about a full or partial waiver for this fee, please email admissions@college-prep.org or call (510) 652-4364.

Application portal

College Prep's application is online. If you have questions about your account, please contact Ravenna (ravenna-help@communitybrands.com) or reach out to our office. To get started with our application portal, follow these steps:
  1. Visitez ravenna-hub.com et créez un compte.
  2. Remplissez le profil de l'élève (informations sur l'élève, historique des études et informations sur la famille).
  3. Select San Francisco Bay Area as your primary region.
  4. In the School Directory select The College Preparatory School and click "Apply."
Une fois que vous aurez créé votre profil, vous pourrez réserver des places lors de divers événements d'admission et travailler sur les différentes sections de la demande à votre convenance.

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  • Démarrer avec Ravenne

    L'essentiel de la procédure de candidature se fait en ligne via notre portail d'admission. Si votre famille n'a pas encore créé de compte, veuillez consulter le site ravenna-hub.com pour lancer la procédure de candidature.
     
    Once you create your Student Profile, select the San Francisco Bay Area region and add The College Preparatory School to your list of schools.

    Our application, along with event registration, opens by September 1 each year. 
  • Événements d'admission

    College Prep hosts a variety of admissions events for prospective students and parents to get to know our community. All events except for office hours require advance registration via the admission portal. We encourage you to attend any events that are of interest. We do not expect families to attend all events. 

    Once logged in, families with students in 8th grade and above should click the "Apply" button to register for events. Families with students in 7th grade should click "Inquire/Explore" from within the portal. If your student is in the 6th grade or below, please use our website to learn about College Prep and plan to join us for admission events in 7th or 8th grade. 

    Events open to families with students in 8th grade and above.
    • Campus Tour and Information Panel (in-person)
    • Arts and Athletics Showcase (in-person)
    Events open to families with students in 7th grade and above (all virtual except where noted):
    • Admission Staff Office Hours
    • Black Family Affinity Gathering
    • Equity and Belonging Evening (in-person)
    • Faculty and Administration Panel
    • Financial Aid Information and Workshop
    • Humanities Information and Class Demonstration
    • Latinx Family Affinity Gathering
    • Math & Science Information and Class Demonstration
    • Public and Parochial School Information and Panel
    • Student Panel
    • Submit Family Forms (by Jan. 9, 2024)

      Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are live on our application portal and are due by January 9, 2024.
       
      From within the portal, the following family forms help us get to know your child and your family:
      • Formulaire des activités et des intérêts des élèves (formulaire commun de la Bay Area)
      • Formulaire de réflexion des étudiants
      • Déclaration de l'étudiant (formulaire commun d'East Bay)
      • Déclaration des parents

      Quelques notes sur les formulaires familiaux :
      • We want to get to know you and your family through your responses. There are no right or wrong answers to these questions.
      • The content of your responses is much more important than the length of your writing. Though most questions have character/word limits, please do not feel the need to write more just to reach these limits.
      • All forms other than the Parent Statement should be completed by the applicant without help from adults.
      • The use of generative AI (such as ChatGPT, Bard, Bing, Claude2, etc.) is antithetical to the process of getting to authentically know our applicants and is not allowed in any part of the application.
      • Conservez des copies de votre travail séparément de Ravenne dans un programme tel que Google Docs ou Microsoft Word. Lorsque vous collez vos réponses d'un programme de traitement de texte dans Ravenne, veuillez les lire attentivement du début à la fin pour vous assurer que tout le formatage et le contenu apparaissent comme vous le souhaitez.
    • Optional: Financial Aid (by Jan. 9, 2024)

      The financial aid application is a two-step process that typically begins in early winter for families applying for admission as well as returning College Prep families currently receiving financial aid. Detailed information about the process is available on the financial aid pages of our website. 
    • Teacher Recommendations (by Feb. 1, 2024)

      College Prep's application requires three recommendations from the applicant's current English teacher, math teacher, and principal/counselor. Recommendations are requested through the admission portal. Some notes about teacher recommendations:

      • Only the applicant's current teachers should submit these forms
      • We advise waiting until after November 1 to ask teachers to complete recommendation forms
      • Le formulaire principal/conseiller peut être soumis par un principal, un conseiller, un conseiller, un chef de division, etc.
      • Though the teacher recommendation forms have a due date of January 9 for some schools, we consider any recommendation submitted by February 1 to be on time
    • Transcripts (by Feb. 1, 2024)

      Les candidats de 9e année doivent soumettre des relevés de notes complets de 7e année, ainsi que des relevés de notes de 8e année du premier semestre, du deuxième trimestre ou du premier trimestre.

      Some notes about transcripts:
      • Transcripts should be uploaded to Ravenna (preferred) or mailed to College Prep directly from the applicant's school
      • Our preference is that the applicant's school send all transcripts (7th and 8th grade) together rather than separately
      • Les candidats à un transfert doivent envoyer leur relevé de notes actuel ainsi que les deux dernières années de notes/transcriptions
    • Interview (by Feb. 1, 2024)

      Chaque candidat rencontre individuellement un membre du corps enseignant ou du personnel de College Prep pour un entretien d'admission. Les entretiens au College Prep sont des conversations informelles qui durent environ une demi-heure (20 minutes avec l'étudiant, suivies de 10 minutes avec la famille). Les entretiens ne sont pas destinés à être stressants - soyez vous-même et amusez-vous !

      Some notes about interviews:
      • All interviews are conducted via Zoom
      • Les entretiens ne sont prévus que pour les étudiants qui ont déposé leur demande préliminaire et payé les frais de dossier
      • Interviews can be scheduled from the portal beginning in October and take place throughout the fall and winter
      • Chaque candidat se voit garantir un entretien
      • Check out our tips for Interviews here
    • Assessment Pathways (by Feb. 3, 2024)

      College Prep offers three pathways for our required admissions assessment. Each applicant should choose one option only. The Admission Committee has no preference between the different pathways; applicants will not be advantaged or disadvantaged based on their choice. Each applicant is encouraged to fulfill this requirement in the way that works best for them. Fee waivers are available from the admission office for all pathways. Accommodations for students with documented learning differences or physical challenges may be requested from the testing organizations.

      Pathway A: ISEE Exam
      Applicants can submit Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) results to College Prep.

      The ISEE takes approximately three hours and includes a writing sample, as well as verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, reading comprehension, and math achievement sections. Learn more about what's on the ISEE here.

      The ISEE can be taken at home, at a school site, or at a Prometric test center. The cost ranges from $155 - $245 depending on the testing location.  There are additional late fees for those registering within three weeks of their testing date. 

      College Prep's ISEE code is 052192. The ISEE may be taken anytime between now and February 3, 2024. Register here

      Pathway B: SSAT Exam
      Alternatively, ninth grade applicants can submit Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) results to College Prep.

      The SSAT takes approximately three hours and includes a writing sample, as well as math, verbal, and reading comprehension sections. Learn more about what's on the SSAT here.

      The SSAT can be taken at home, at a school site, or at a Prometric test center. The cost ranges from $169 - $255 depending on the testing location.  There are additional late fees for those registering within three weeks of their testing date. 

      College Prep's SSAT code is 2484. The SSAT may be taken anytime between now and February 3, 2024. Register here

      Pathway C: Online Writing Assessment
      Alternatively, submit a timed writing sample administered by Test Innovators. Sessions are offered on various dates in the fall and winter. The cost is $50. 

      On the day of the writing sample, students will join a Zoom room and receive an essay prompt from a live proctor. They will have 30 minutes to plan, write, and submit an essay on the topic. The writing sample can be shared with several other Bay Area independent high schools. A list of schools who accept the sample is available upon registration.

      Transfer Applicants
      Transfer applicants may submit PSAT, SAT, or ACT test scores in addition to or in lieu of the pathways outlined above.
    • Decision Notification (March 15, 2024)

      College Prep applicants with completed applications can see their admission decision from within their Ravenna account on Friday, March 15, 2024, after 4:00 PM. We do not release decisions at any other time.

      Applicants offered admission to College Prep are required to respond to their admission offer by Friday, March 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM.
    • Orientation pour les étudiants internationaux

      Les étudiants de College Prep sont issus de milieux divers, dont un très petit nombre d'étudiants internationaux (définis comme ceux qui ne possèdent pas la citoyenneté américaine ou le statut de résident permanent). Les étudiants étrangers et leurs familles doivent garder à l'esprit les points suivants lorsqu'ils envisagent de suivre une formation en College Prep :
      • College Prep ne travaille pas en partenariat avec des agences et organisations de placement internationales. Nous invitons les familles internationales à travailler directement avec notre bureau d'admission.
      • College Prep ne propose pas de cours d'apprentissage de l'anglais tels que ESL ou ELL. Tous nos cours (à l'exception des cours de langues du monde) sont dispensés en anglais. Les candidats internationaux forts doivent parler couramment ou presque couramment l'anglais avant de postuler. 
      • College Prep is a day school. We do not offer a boarding program nor do we organize home-stays for international students. Most international students who have attended College Prep have relocated to the Bay Area with their immediate family.
      • Applicants who hold dual citizenship between the United States and another country are considered domestic applicants to College Prep. International students admitted to College Prep who require an I-20 sponsored by the school to study in the United States will be given further guidance at the time of admittance.

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      Directeur de l'aide financière/directeur associé de l'admission
      510.420.2345
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      Assistant Director of Admission
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