How to Apply

Before you start the application process for the 2024-2025 school year, please note that we are fully enrolled for the upcoming school year. At this point in our cycle, we are not accepting late applicants. 

To inquire or apply for the 2025-2026 school year please follow these steps: 

Step 1 – Request information.

To learn more about Exeter, complete the online inquiry form. We’ll send you a viewbook: a close-up on campus life and learning with answers to commonly asked questions.

Step 2 – Begin your application.

Apply online: Our application will be available in the Gateway portal in July. 

Application materials: All application materials are due by Jan. 15 and must be submitted via the Gateway portal.  

Standardized tests: Standardized testing is required for all applicants. Please review the list of application materials for information on which tests are accepted at each grade level. If the cost of the test causes a financial hardship for your family, call our office and we will be happy to assist.

Homeschooling: We welcome applications from home-schooled students. Please use the Gateway portal to submit materials.

Apply for financial aid: Exeter’s admissions process is need-blind. In the 2021-2022 school year, we allocated $25 million in need-based financial aid. Tuition-free attendance is available for families with incomes below $75,000.   

Step 3 – Schedule your admission interview.

We want to know what makes you unique! Candidates applying for the 2025-2026 school year are eligible to schedule their interview virtually or in person with an admissions officer. To schedule your on campus or virtual interview, click here

Questions? We’re here to help. Call 603-777-3437 or send an email to

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information or physical or mental disabilities in the administration of our admissions and financial aid programs.

Do I Apply as a Day Student?

Students in surrounding towns commute, while still enjoying access to campus 7 days/week.

Go to the page titled Do I Apply as a Day Student?

Postgraduate Program

15 percent of the senior class is new to Exeter each fall. The majority of our one-year seniors are postgraduates.

Go to the page titled Postgraduate Program