Application Materials

Recommendations and Transcripts

  • English and math recommendations: Simply ask your current teachers, and then enter their email addresses into the online application. We’ll email them directly. If you’re not currently taking English or math, please ask your current history/humanities or science teacher, respectively, and your most recent English or math teachers.
  • Official transcripts: We require transcripts showing current grades as well as full grades for the previous year. Transcripts must be sent directly from your school to our office and may be sent via email to or via postal mail if necessary.
  • Extracurricular recommendation (optional): You can ask a current teacher, mentor or coach for an extracurricular recommendation.
  • School Report: Ask your principal or guidance counselor to fill out this form.
  • Essay: Complete the essay form and email it back to us at
  • Parent Statement (required): Complete the parent statement and email it back to us at


  Required Testing (submit ONE)
Applying to Grade SSAT ISEE PSAT SAT I ACT
9 or 10 X X      
11 X X X X X
12 or PG     X X X

School Codes: ISEE 300185; SSAT 5764; SAT 1884; TOEFL 8128

We strongly recommend the TOEFL for students who do not speak English as a primary language and haven’t been in an English-speaking school for the last two years.

Character Skills Assessment

Exeter is participating in the pilot of SSATB’s groundbreaking Character Skills Assessment (CSA). The CSA will help our admissions team understand the unique values that students will contribute to the Exeter community. Learn more about the CSA.