How to Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic school year. To inquire or apply for the 2023-2024 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 for 2023-2024 is now available on the Gateway portal. 

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

Standardized tests: Standardized Testing is required for all applicants. Results must be from tests taken no earlier than August of the year preceding the academic start date at Exeter. Please review the list of application materials for information on which tests are accepted at each grade level.

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 2023-2024 school year are eligible to schedule their interview virtually or in person with an admissions officer.

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