NYC School Notification Dates 2021-22

Independent and private schools are moving forward with the admissions season for 2022. 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. Looking for the 2022-23 Notification Dates? Click here.

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 7, 2022

Note: According to ISAAGNY’s Principles of Good Practice, schools’ application materials will be available NO EARLIER THAN August 1st. ISAAGNY schools have the option of accepting and processing applications as early as August 1st. Admissions offices may NOT conduct any events or appointments with applicant families before Thursday, September 9, 2021.

2021-22 Independent School Notification Mailings and Parent Reply Deadlines


2021-22 Early Decision Notification Mailings and Reply Deadlines

Please note that schools cannot require parents to opt for the Early Notification program before November 30. School Reports for candidates being considered for Early Notification must be completed by sending schools and submitted to receiving schools by December 1.


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