NYC School Notification Dates 2020/21

Looking for the 2021-22 Notification and Reply Deadlines for NYC private and independent schools? See the 2021/22 dates here.

Independent and private schools are moving forward with the admissions season for 2021. Be sure to have these important application deadlines and notification dates on your calendar during the school admissions process. Many New York City private and independent schools follow these guidelines for notifying families of school acceptances and waitlists.

Established by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY).

The following schedule applies to ISAAGNY Member Schools and other schools who follow ISAAGNY guidelines.

For applications and files completed by January 8, 2021

Early Legacy Optional Notification Dates

Please note that schools cannot require parents to opt for the Early Notification program before Monday, November 30th.

School Reports for candidates being considered for Early Notification must be completed by sending schools and submitted to receiving schools by Tuesday, December 1st.

Please note: Parents League School Advisors keep an ongoing list of schools with notification and reply deadlines that fall outside of these guidelines. Become a Member to speak one-on-one with our expert advisors about the admissions process. Individual appointments are included with the annual membership.

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