Teacher Recommendations: Deerfield requires a Math, English, and third Academic teacher recommendation. All teacher recommendation forms need to be completed by current teachers. You can find these forms through Gateway or via the links below:
Additional Letter of Recommendation: We offer the opportunity to submit a recommendation from a teacher, past or present, whom you feel can speak to your best qualities as a learner and classroom participant. (Instructions for sending an additional letter of recommendation can be found in your Deerfield Admission Portal.)
Current and previous year Grades: Your School Counselor, School Placement Director, or Head of School/Principal should submit your grades as follows:
- Ninth-grade applicants: Please submit your first marking period as well as last year’s grades.
- Tenth grade – PG applicants: Please submit first marking period for the current academic year as well as all previous high school grades.
Principal/Counselor Recommendation: Deerfield requires a Principal/Counselor Recommendation. Schools vary in structure, and in some schools, it is appropriate for both the grade request and Principal/Counselor Recommendation to be completed by the same person.
Deerfield accepts students for September enrollment only. All three parts of your Gateway application should be submitted on or before January 15. If you are not able to submit your application by January 15, we will make every effort to consider late applications, but we cannot guarantee a March 10 notification. If you do not meet the January 15 priority application deadline, please see the below FAQ for our late applicant guidelines.
We feel strongly that applying to Deerfield should be accessible to anyone capable of benefiting from our program. Therefore, if you would like to apply, but are not able to meet the application requirements, please reach out to Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Chip Davis.