Interlochen Arts Academy Boarding High School: How to Apply

Admission Process

Step 1:

Join our Academy Admissions Community
Join this community to submit your application, receive personalized assistance, make important connections and more.

Step 2:

Start your Online Application for Admission
You can save your progress and exit at any time. The application includes the following

  • Student Information
  • Parent Information
  • Student Profile
  • Financial Aid
  • Health and Wellness
  • Recommendations
  • Admission Documents
    Optional: Standardized Test Scores. The SSAT is our preferred admission test.
  • Audition/Portfolio
  • Payment
  • Review and Submit

Step 3:

Audition/Portfolio: Review and prepare your Audition/Portfolio Materials. Follow this link for detailed requirements and guidance. See detailed requirements and guidance.

Step 4:

Financial Aid: If applicable, submit application for Financial Aid. See details and instructions.

Step 5:

Submit your Online Application for Admission by returning to the Community portal, reviewing your application and submitting your materials by the posted deadline.

Decision Periods and Deadlines

Admission and financial aid decisions are issued simultaneously. If you are applying for financial aid, the application for financial aid must be submitted concurrently with the application for admission. See our financial aid page for details.

Timeline for Applications to the 2017-18 Academy Year:

Early Decision
Deadline for Admission and Financial Aid Application: November 15, 2016
Decisions Sent: mid-December
Decision Reply Date: mid-January

Regular Decision
Deadline for Admission and Financial Aid Application: February 15, 2017
Decisions Sent: March 10, 2017
Decision Reply Date: April 10, 2017

Applications received after decision deadlines will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space and funding permits.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 231.276.7472 or Submission of all materials is required through our online application portal. Applicants are encouraged to submit the application by the posted deadlines. Comprehensive instructions and additional details can be found in the Admissions Community. Please also reference the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Admission Process: Frequently Asked Questions

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