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Can you see yourself at the Mount?

Your Next Step

If you’d like to join our family of learners and help us carry forth our traditions of excellence and empowerment, we invite you to apply for admission.

We’re here to help with the application process. Read on for information about TADS, the HSPT/COOP Exam, transcripts and other application requirements. Click here to see our Admissions Calendar with important dates. All Admissions documents can be emailed to admissions@msdacademy.org. For assistance or additional information, contact Jenny Whitmore, Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management, jwhitmore@msdacademy.org or 973-226-0660 Ext, 1114 or Cathy Bolger, cbolger@msdacademy.org/ 973-226-0660 Ext 1122.

Never too early to start.

Steps to Apply 
  • Middle School girls are invited to visit Open Houses on October 2 and October 27, 2019, and April 2, 2020.
  • Spring (April) Freshman for a Day opens to 7th grade students on April 1, 2020

Students entering the 9th grade in September 2020:

Step 1

Discover

Step 2

Prepare

  • Optional - take an HSPT Prep course at MSDA. Click here to register for the course.

  • Take an HSPT or the SSAT test  during the fall of your 8th grade year

  • Ask your teacher or principal for a letter of recommendation

  • Scholarship Information: If you would like to be considered for a Merit-based Scholarship to MSDA you will need to:

    • Have a completed MSDA admission application in TADS

    • Have taken the HSPT on November 8, 2019 or or SSAT test administered on various dates.

    • Take the MSDA Scholarship Test on December 8 or 10,  2019

Step 3

Apply

  • Create a TADS account 
  • Complete MSDA application with Essay on TADS 
  • Have your Middle School Guidance Counselor provide these documents to MSDA:

    • 6th-8th grade transcripts

    • 6th-7th grade test scores

    • Recommendation Letter is encouraged

Note: these can be uploaded to TADS by your guidance counselor or emailed directly to the Admissions Office admissions@msdacademy.org

Step 4

Enroll

  • Receive Admission decision on January 17, 2020 - Accepted students will receive registration paperwork via email
  • Submit your deposit and complete your enrollment on TADS by the first week in February
  • Return Registration paperwork to Admissions by March 6
  • Attend New Student and Family Orientation on May 6, 2020

Decision Notification and Registration

Candidates for admission will be notified by mail after January 16, 2020. Registration begins January 17, 2020.  See our Admissions Calendar for more information.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Take advantage of opportunities for scholarship and financial aid. Submit your application through TADS by December 6, 2019 for scholarship opportunities. Click here for more Financial Aid and Scholarship information.

Where Our Mounties Call Home

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*See list of towns at the bottom of page in which Mount students live.

Transfer to the Mount

Students in 9th and 10th are eligible for transfer. The Mount does not accept applications from students entering the 12th grade.

How to Apply for Transfer

Step 1

Apply

  • Create a TADS account 
  • Complete MSDA application with Essay on TADS 
  • Have your Guidance Counselor provide these documents to MSDA:

    • Transcripts for  current  grade and previous two years

    • Middle school standardized test scores or high school test scores

  • Contact Admission Director for interview with Academic Dean and School Counselor

Note: these can be uploaded to TADS by your guidance counselor or emailed directly to the Admissions Office admissions@msdacademy.org

Step 2

Enroll

  • Accepted students will receive admission decision within three weeks of submitting application documents
  • Submit your deposit and complete your enrollment on TADS 

Transfer Decision Notification

Please allow at least two weeks for your application to be processed. Transfer students are admitted pending available space in a given class year. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

There are no scholarships available for transfer students.

Accreditation and Legal Notice
Mount St. Dominic Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Mount also holds membership in the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS) and in the Dominican Association of Secondary Schools (DASS).

Mount St. Dominic Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school administered program.


 

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