List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • How likely is it that I will receive my first course choice?

    We do our best to place every student in a course of their choice, with the intent of giving as many people as possible their top preference (on average, more than 50% of the students get placed in their first course choice). We ask students to list at least three course choices to ensure that we are able to place each individual in one of their preferred courses.
  • Can I attach extra sheets to my application?

    Yes. If you wish to answer the essay questions on a computer, you may attach your typed responses to your application.
  • How should I submit my application materials?

    While the ASP prefers to receive all application materials and supporting documentation through the U.S. Postal Service, applicants (and their recommenders) are more than welcome to also submit their materials through e-mail (as attachments to asp@sps.edu) or by fax (603-229-4767). If the Student and Family Questionnaires (both due/postmarked by December 15th) are submitted via e-mail or fax, families must remember to mail in their $30 application fee separately (checks are payable to St. Paul's School).
  • Should I apply if I do not think I can afford the tuition?

    Definitely. The ASP offers a robust need-based financial aid program. While not everyone who applies for financial aid qualifies for it, we do our best to make the program affordable for everyone. We encourage anyone in this position to apply to the program, apply for financial assistance, and then, once both decisions are made (and mailed to you by Apri 1st), you can then determine whether or not you can afford to attend.
  • I’m not sure if I should apply for financial aid. Is there an income level above which you don't award need-based financial assistance to admitted students?

    Since all family situations are different, we don't have a set "cut-off" point for aid consideration. If in doubt, it's a good idea to fill out the form and send in the accompanying materials. There is no harm in doing so and applying for financial aid will not affect your chances of admission.
  • If I am admitted, when would the tuition payment be due? What are the ways I can make a payment?

    The Controller's Office will send out bills on April 15 and May 15. Each bill will be for half of the outstanding tuition balance and each payable by the end of the respective month. All accounts must be paid in full by a set date during the first week of June. Payments must be made by check, money order, and/or credit card.
  • Why is there such a long delay between the application due date and the mailing of the decision letters?

    The student and parent parts of the application are due on December 15, but supporting materials such as teacher recommendations and mid-year grades are still being received throughout the months of January and February. We cannot fully evaluate the applications until they are complete, so the decision making process can only take place after all materials have been received and processed.