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Your Guide to Managing Admissions Outcomes for Applications

Are you eagerly awaiting the admission results for your child’s application? The notification dates are just around the corner, and we understand that this can be a nerve-wracking time for parents. To help you navigate the process, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide for managing any outcome for applications completed for the 2024-2025 school year.

ISAAGNY Notification Dates and Deadlines

Here are the ISAAGNY notification datesand parent reply deadlines for various grade levels*:

Nursery/Pre-K:

  • Notification Date: No earlier than 10:00 am on Thursday, February 29th
  • Parent Reply Deadline: No later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 7th

Kindergarten:

  • Notification Date: No earlier than 10:00 am on Thursday, February 8th
  • Parent Reply Deadline: No later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 15th

Grades 1 – 8:

  • Notification Date: No earlier than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 13th
  • Parent Reply Deadline: No later than 12:00 noon on Monday, March 4th

Grades 9 – 12:

  • Notification Date: No earlier than 4:00 pm on Friday, February 23rd
  • Parent Reply Deadline: No later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 14th

* (please note that some other schools will have different notification dates if they are not members of ISAAGNY. The advice about outcomes can still be applicable.)

Managing Outcomes

1) Admitted:

If your child is admitted, congratulations! Take your time to consider your options. Here’s what you should do:

  • Speak with parents who have children who attend the school where you are admitted.
  • Consult with our team book a consult here.
  • Visit the school.
  • Ensure the school is the perfect fit for your child to the best of your knowledge.
  • Read the contract thoroughly.

2) Not Admitted:

If your child is not admitted, please remember that it’s not a reflection of your child’s worth. Here’s what to keep in mind:

  • Understand that there is usually nothing you can do to change this result.
  • Seek available feedback to help inform your child’s educational journey.
  • Do not internalize the rejection; there are many reasons for it, such as your child did not meet the criteria for admission, they needed more boys than girls, or they were trying to fit a particular age range into the class.

3) Waitlist:

If your child is placed on the waitlist, there are tasks to complete should you wish to have a seat at the school. Follow these steps:

  • Ensure you follow the school’s directions to remain on the waitlist.
  • Inform your support team, including your consultant, school director, or outplacement advisor, about your desire to take a spot if it becomes available.
  • Advocate for your child by writing to the admissions office expressing interest.
  • High school applicants may benefit from advocating themselves.

 

We’re Here to Help: Remember that you don’t have to go through this process alone. We’re here to assist you every step of the way. You can book a consultation with us anytime on our “Book Now” page. We can provide guidance, answer your questions, and support you in making the best educational choices for your child.

The admissions process can be challenging, but with the right approach and support, you can navigate it successfully, no matter the outcome. Stay positive, be patient, and remember that your child’s education is a journey; this is just one step along the way.

Good luck! Keep evolving. 

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