Online Application & Instructions

Application Tips

Please read the following instructions carefully before beginning the online application.

Then click the “Apply Here” link at the bottom of this page. You’ll create an account, then proceed to the application itself.

You can review these instructions while completing the online application by clicking the “Instructions” button in the upper-right corner of each page of the application.


How to Pay

The nonrefundable application fee of $50 can be paid in several ways:


Address and Email Information

An email address for at least one parent is required — all correspondence is emailed. 

Household (home) address information must be complete. This is especially important for applicants from outside the United States as immigration regulations require that we have international students’ complete home addresses. (Do not list business or school addresses in this section.)


Special Circumstances 

  • If you attended NMH Summer Session previously, complete and submit a new 2020 online application. Only the new online application, the application fee, your latest report card or transcript, and a new ID photo are required, unless you are applying for financial aid. If you are applying for financial aid, your teachers must also submit teacher recommendation forms A and B (see below).

  • If you also are applying to Northfield Mount Hermon School for the academic year and have already submitted teacher recommendations and transcripts, only the NMH Summer Session online application, the application fee, and your ID photo are required. Check the appropriate box on page 1 of your Summer Session application, and we will obtain copies of your recommendations and transcripts (and aid forms, if you are applying for financial aid) from NMH’s academic-year admission office.

  • If you currently attend Northfield Mount Hermon, only the online application and the application fee are required. We will get a copy of your transcript as soon as we receive your application, and you do not need teacher recommendations or an ID photo. If you receive financial aid for the academic year, we will get the information we need from your academic-year financial aid form.


Teacher Recommendation Forms

Contact your teachers ahead of time to make sure they are willing to complete our form. Obtain each teacher's full name and email address; include this information in the spaces provided on the application. Let your teachers know that they will receive an email from NMH Summer Session with a recommendation form attached. After completing the form, each teacher should email it directly back to us.

  • Form A must be completed by your current English teacher. English teachers of international students applying for College Prep or Rising Scholars courses also need to attach a PDF of a graded essay written by the student. 

  • Form B may be completed by any other current teacher, with one exception—if you are applying for a Summer Session math course, Form B must be completed by your current math teacher.


Uploading Application Materials

The following items can be uploaded to your online application before you press the Submit button. After you press Submit, if you wish to send us documents or make any changes to the information on your application, you must email them to us at (Do not create another 2020 online application, because this creates a problem with our online application system.)

Report Card/Transcript: Your official report card or transcript, which must include your most recent grades for the 2019-2020 school year — mid-term or first-term grades may be sent if final grades are not yet available. International students: If your transcript is not in English, a translation must be included with your official transcript. 

ID Photo: Front view of your face — head and shoulders only, not too far away, no hat or sunglasses. A cell phone photo is fine, as long as it is very clear. This will be used to create an ID card for enrolled students.

International Students: If you do not currently attend a school in the U.S., send us a copy of the visa page of your passport; if you do not yet have a U.S. visa, send us a copy of your passport ID page.

If you currently attend a school in the U.S., send us (1) a copy of your passport ID page, (2) a copy of your F-1 visa page, and (3) a copy of all three pages of your current I-20 form. If uploading these to your application, create a single five-page PDF, as these items cannot be uploaded individually.

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