Dive In

November 30, 2012

Deerfield is back in full swing after a restful, week-long Thanksgiving break. Our winter term has just begun, and the buzz around campus is of team try-outs, auditions for Little Shop of Horrors, and winter term course offerings.

As our students dive back into their academics and co-curriculars, it too is the perfect time to dive into your Deerfield application. Most of you have already started the process by requesting information about Deerfield. Many of you have visited us this fall for an interview and tour. However, if you haven’t yet completed these steps, don’t worry. You still have plenty of time to get started. Prospective families have until February 1st to visit campus or contact a Regional Representative for an interview.

Regardless of where you are in our 5 step process, now is a good time to concentrate on the written portion of our application. If you haven’t already asked your teachers for their recommendations, you should do so now. In addition to the common portions of the Gateway application, Deerfield requires two personal essays designed to give you a chance to tell us more about yourself. Both our recommendation forms and our application essays can be found online, or you can download the application materials. My best advice regarding your essays is to be true to yourself and your own perspective, so that we can get to know and understand you better.  So if you see our application as a challenge, we hope you also see it as an opportunity. If questions or problems arise, we are here to help. Don’t hesitate to contact us