More Than Your Scores
With Deerfield’s application deadline fast approaching, we are receiving many questions from both prospective students and parents about the importance of the SSAT or other standardized test scores and how test scores impact a student’s chance of admission. I have been assuring students and parents that Deerfield’s admission process considers every student as a unique individual with the potential to contribute more to our community than any test score could report. We consider a student’s character, academic accomplishments, teacher recommendations, extra-curricular participation, personal essays and the interview to help us better understand each student’s personality and strengths. At Deerfield, we do not have a minimum score cut-off and understand that a student’s test scores are but one part of the application – and not the most important part! We look forward to receiving your application and getting to know you.
For those students who are just beginning the application process, Deerfield does offer an extended application deadline of February 8th.
I look forward to reading your application!