Application Checklist & Deadlines

Our goal is to make applying to NMH a positive experience, and we stand ready to guide you. To be considered for admission to NMH, we ask you to supply the items outlined below.

1. Application (choose only one)
You might base this choice on the other schools you are applying to.
Gateway to Prep Schools or Standard Application Online

  • Jan. 15, 2020: Preferred deadline for a completed application
  • Feb. 1, 2020: Regular deadline for a completed application
  • Feb. 1, 2020: Deadline for families applying for financial aid

Students who wish to apply after the February 1 deadline: Please contact our office so your admission counselor can best guide you through the application process.

2. Standardized Test Scores
We will only accept test scores directly from the testing organizations or affiliate partners.

For international students, current TOEFL Scores (the minimum score is 100 IBT). Our School Code for the TOEFL is 8011.

A TOEFL may be waived by your admission counselor if you have completed your last two years of school in a fully English-based curriculum.

For ACT, SAT, or PSAT, you may send an official report via our online uploader:

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3. Recommendations 
English and math teacher recommendations must be from your current instructors.

4. Interview
All students are required to have an interview. To schedule an interview, please call the admission office at 413-498-3227.

For international applicants: Prospective students from countries where Northfield Mount Hermon historically has received large numbers of applications are required to complete an interview with our partner organization, InitialView.

Currently, NMH requires applicants from the People's Republic of China and South Korea to use this interview service.

InitialView records a student’s live, unscripted interview and sends us a copy, along with a sample of the student’s writing. NMH admission counselors review and evaluate the interview and writing sample.

Please contact InitialView directly to arrange an appointment at least two weeks before NMH’s Feb. 1, 2020, application deadline.

5. Additional Information
If you have additional information to add to your application (recommendations, updated transcripts, or our supplement), please send it via our online uploader.

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In addition to the requirements listed above, supplementary material for athletes and visual and performing artists may be submitted; however, it is optional. We do not accept original artwork, CDs, or DVDs. Please email a link to Include a brief description of the submission in the subject line.

We look forward to assisting you with your application. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 413-498-3227 or at We will be delighted to help you navigate the admission process.