Admission Process

Discover the potential of an MICDS education.

Submit Application

Submit the online application.

For consideration in the first round of decisions for the 2019-2020 school year, applications for grade 9 are due by December 14, 2018, and applications for grades 10-12 are due by January 15, 2019.

To get started, visit the MICDS Admission Portal. From there, you’ll be able to complete the Standard Application Online (SAO), schedule appointments and track the progress of your application. Admission decisions will be mailed on March 15, 2019. Family enrollment decisions are due by Friday, April 5, 2019.

For grade 9, admission decisions are mailed on February 1, 2019, and family enrollment decisions are due February 22, 2019. For grades 10-12, admission decisions are mailed March 15, 2019, and family enrollment decisions are due by Friday, April 5, 2019.

Please note: The fee for domestic student applications is $40, and the fee for international student applications is $150.

A complete application includes:

  • Online application including parent, student, supplemental (parent perspective) sections and application fee
  • Official transcript and school records, including any standardized testing results, from applicant’s current school
  • Teacher recommendation, using the form on the Standard Application Online (SAO) application site
  • SSAT test results, which are sent to us electronically
  • Family interview
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Schedule Interview

Interview with a member of our Faculty/Admission team.

We look forward to having a conversation with each applicant and parent(s) to get to know you better and to help you understand more about MICDS. We must have your application (parent, student and supplement) submitted at least five days prior to the time of the interview.

Please schedule your interview here.

Schedule Testing

Complete admission testing.

Register with SSAT directly using the MICDS school code 4906. We recommend registering for the SSAT at least three weeks in advance to avoid late registration fees. For consideration in the first round of Admission, please take the test by Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Testing Dates:

  • Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019

If testing dates for the first round of admission have passed, please call the Admission Office at 314-995-7367 to discuss testing options.

Apply for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid is optional.

If you choose to apply for financial aid, please see the following steps and deadlines:

MICDS requires each family applying for tuition aid to place a confidential online Grant and Aid Application directly to FACTS Management Company. It is extremely important to submit the tuition aid application on time, as there are budgetary limits to the available funds. Do not wait until a child is accepted to apply for aid. Please read our FAQ to find policies, payment methods and supporting resources.

Financial aid and application deadlines:

If financial aid deadlines have passed, you may still apply for assistance. However, funding may be limited.

  • December 3, 2018 is the filing deadline for all returning students, with 2017 taxes and W-2s.
  • December 17, 2018 is the filing deadline for 9th grade applicants.
  • February 4, 2019 is the deadline for new applications for all other grade levels.

Decisions and notification:

Applying for financial aid does not affect the admission decision. The admission decision is a separate process from the financial aid determination and is led by a separate committee. The Financial Aid Committee’s deliberations are confidential and address only factors affecting the assessment of need. Prospective families can expect a financial aid letter at the same time as the their admission letter when applications are submitted by or before by the deadline.

Contact the Admissions Office

Call us at 314-995-7367

Email admission@micds.org