Our admissions procedures vary depending on grade level, and the lists below will show you how to apply.

Prekindergarten to Fourth Grade

Application Procedures (PreK-4)

1. Create a Ravenna Account

To begin the application process, create an account in Ravenna.                                                                                   

Through the Ravenna account, you will be able to submit the application, register for a tour and an assessment, email teacher recommendation forms directly to your child’s teachers, submit all admissions materials, check the status of your application, and receive admissions decisions. 

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2. Submit the Application

Submit the UNIS application into the Ravenna account.  After completing the application, you will be asked to pay the $75 application fee by credit card.  The application fee is waived for all financial aid applicants, and they should contact the Admissions Department for the waiver code.

3. Schedule the Assessment

Schedule the student assessment through the Ravenna account.  Students are assessed (only in person, not online) for about an hour, and parents are not interviewed as part of the application process.

4. Send the ISAAGNY Form

For the ISAAGNY Confidential Information Sheet, fill out the required information in the Ravenna account to send the form to your child's current teacher. 

5. Take the ISEE Test

For Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade applicants: we neither require nor accept standardized test scores. 

For 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade applicants: All applicants must take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). For students applying in the regular application season (with applications due by 15 November 2019), we recommend that they take the test by the beginning of January 2020, in order for the test results to reach us by mid-January.

6. Receive Admission Decision

For Prekindergarten applicants: For students who apply by 15 November 2019, our admissions decisions will be sent to families through Ravenna on Thursday, 27 February 2020.

For Kindergarten applicants:  For students who apply by 15 November 2019,  our admissions decisions will be sent to families through Ravenna on Friday, 7 February 2020.

For 1st to 4th grade applicants:  For students who apply by 15 November 2019,  our admissions decisions will be sent to families through Ravenna on Tuesday, 4 February 2020.

Fifth to Twelfth Grade

Application Procedures (5-12)

1. Create a Ravenna Account

To begin the application process, create an account in Ravenna.                                                                           

Through the Ravenna account, you will be able to submit the application, register for a tour and an assessment, email teacher recommendation forms directly to your child’s teachers, submit all admissions materials, check the status of your application, and receive admissions decisions. 

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2. Submit the Application

Submit the UNIS application into the Ravenna account.  After completing the application, you will be asked to pay the $75 application fee by credit card.  The application fee is waived for all financial aid applicants, and they should contact the Admissions Department for the waiver code.

3. Schedule the Interview

Schedule the student interview through the Ravenna account.  Students are interviewed for half an hour, and an hour-long tour precedes or follows each interview. Parents are not interviewed separately as part of the application process, and we leave it up to students to decide whether their parents join the interviews.  Families who have already had a tour of UNIS should schedule an interview by itself by contacting the Admissions Department. An online interview can be arranged for applicants to fifth grade and above who reside abroad (to make arrangements, please email admissions@unis.org). 

4. Request School Reports

Through the Ravenna account, request two letters of recommendation and school reports from the current school.

5. Take the ISEE Test

All applicants must take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), though for 9th to 12th grade applicants, we’ll also accept SSAT or PSAT test results. Students applying in the regular application season (with applications due by 15 November 2019), we recommend that they take the test by the beginning of January 2020, in order for the test results to reach us by mid-January.

6. Receive Admission Decision

For 5th to 8th grade applicants:  For students who apply by 15 November 2019,  our admissions decisions will be sent to families through Ravenna on Tuesday, 4 February 2020.

For 9th to 12th grade applicants:  For students who apply by 15 November 2019,  our admissions decisions will be sent to families through Ravenna on Thursday, 13 February 2020.

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Create a Ravenna profile in order to apply online. See the application procedures for  step-by-step guidelines on how to apply.

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