The Intermountain West’s First and Finest Independent School
We inspire students to lead ethical and productive lives through a college preparatory program that promotes the pursuit of academic and personal excellence.
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How To Apply

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are currently being accepted on a rolling basis.

Please note that we are no longer accepting international applications for the fall of 2018. If you are interested in international admission for 2019-2020, learn more here.


Create an account to begin the application process. A $60 fee is required and can be paid by credit card or check.

If you’ve already created an account, log into the Admission Portal.

Rowmark Ski Academy applicants: Please fill out the supplementary Rowmark Ski Academy application.


Complete all required items in the Admission Portal.

Depending on the applicant’s grade, required items may include a combination of teacher recommendation requests and parent and student questionnaires.

Note: If you began your application before January 4 and don't have access to the Admission Portal, please scroll to the bottom of this page for downloadable PDFs of our recommendation and questionnaire forms.


Submit a student transcript.

For applicants in Grades 1 through 12, provide a transcript for the current academic year, plus at least two prior academic years. Lower School transcript request form
Middle and Upper School transcript request form


Schedule an assessment visit.

We will invite you to have an individual visit with the Beginning School principal and director of admission.

FOR 3PreK, 4PreK, or Kindergarten
We will invite you to a group visit on the morning of Saturday, January 27, 2018, or Saturday, February 10, 2018.

FOR Grades 1 and 2
We will invite you to have an individual assessment with a teacher.

For Grades 3 through 5
We will invite you to spend a day visiting our school. This visit will include an admission assessment.

FOR Grades 6 through 8
Students must schedule an admission assessment at Rowland Hall during a student visit. Alternatively, students may also provide results of a nationally standardized test.

FOR Grades 9 through 12
Students must register for one of two tests: the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the SSAT.
Register for the ISEE
Register for the SSAT

We offer testing on the following dates:

  • December 9, 2017
  • January 6, 2018
  • January 20, 2018 (ISEE only)
  • February 3, 2018
  • February 10, 2018 (ISEE only; email Lisa Miranda for a reservation)
  • March 3, 2018
  • April 21, 2018
  • June 9, 2018

Rowland Hall may grant fee waivers to families who are applying for financial aid consideration. If you would like to request a fee waiver, please call Director of Admission Kathy Gundersen directly at 801-924-2950. The ISEE Operations Office will not process fee waiver requests.

*If you will be using the February 15 admission deadline, you must attend a testing session prior to February 15.

If you reside out of state and cannot be present for a classroom and/or assessment visit, please email Director of Admission Kathy Gundersen,, to make an alternate arrangement.

Admission Deadline

FEBRUARY 15: All-School Application and Financial Aid Deadline

All application materials must be submitted by February 15. Decision letters will be mailed in mid-March. After February 15, all applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Admission Criteria and Considerations

Rowland Hall seeks highly motivated students of great promise—students who are creative, compassionate, and eager to collaborate in all pursuits, in and out of the classroom. We are especially interested in young people who are inclined to be of service to others within their communities. The Rowland Hall admission office strives to create a student body that is racially, religiously, and socio-economically diverse; we welcome all families.

Once all application materials have been received and the applicant has been assessed, the applicant's file is reviewed by the admission committee. The committee meets regularly during the winter and spring to consider applications for fall enrollment (and as needed at other times during the year). A letter will advise parents of the committee's decision.

Siblings of current students and children of alumni, teachers, and staff are given special consideration in the admission process but are not guaranteed enrollment.

Financial aid forms and information
Scholarship information

Downloadable Forms

All supplementary forms are accessible in the Admission Portal. The below forms should only be used if your application was started before January 2018.

FOR 3PreK through Kindergarten
Teacher Recommendation from TWO teachers (not required for 2PreK)

FOR Grades 1 and 2
Teacher Recommendation from TWO teachers

FOR Grades 3 through 5
Teacher Recommendation from TWO teachers

FOR Grades 6 through 12

You Belong at Rowland Hall


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Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
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