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Application Checklist

We want to make applying to NMH a positive experience.
We’re here to guide you. 

1. Application

Applicants for the 2024-25 academic year may use either the Standard Application Online or the Gateway to Prep Schools application. 

Standard Application Online Gateway to Prep Schools   

NMH is continuing to accept applications and may accept students on a rolling basis if space is available.

2. Standardized Test Requirements

This year, a general admission test (SSAT, ISEE, ACT, PSAT, or SAT) is optional. If a student submits a test score that strengthens their application, we will consider it in our decision. Scores that do not strengthen an application will not be taken into account.

The TOEFL is still required for non-native English speakers. We only accept test scores directly from testing organizations or affiliate partners. The current TOEFL score expectation is 100 IBT or greater. A TOEFL may be waived by your NMH admission counselor if you have completed your last two years of school in a fully English-based curriculum. Our school code for the TOEFL is 8011. We will also consider the IELTS, EIKEN, or the Duolingo tests.


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.

International applicants: Prospective students from countries where Northfield Mount Hermon historically has received large numbers of applications, and English is not the students native language, 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 Jan. 15, 2023, application deadline.


5. Additional Information

If you have additional information to add to your application (recommendations, updated transcripts, or our supplement), please submit it in the SchoolAdmin parent portal

In addition to the requirements 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, with a brief description of the submission in the subject line.


6. Applying for Need-based Scholarship Aid

Families who need financial support to allow their student to attend NMH should submit an application for a need-based scholarship



We look forward to assisting you with your application.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 413-498-3227 or