Apply to WMA
When you apply to WMA, you are in the company of hundreds of other applicants from many nations with diverse backgrounds and interests, who all carry their own unique culture, traditions and customs. Students will benefit from your background just as you will benefit from theirs - and special bonds will begin to form. When you leave the Academy and venture out into the world, you will carry these global experiences and friendships with you.
Begin your journey here.
How to Apply to WMA
To be included in our first round of decisions, applications must be submitted by February 1. Applications submitted after this date will be evaluated as space permits.
1. Schedule an Interview If you are interested in learning more about becoming a WMA Titan, we encourage you to schedule an interview with an Admissions Associate. If you are able to visit our campus in person, you will also have the opportunity to meet our students, speak with faculty members, and get a sense of what it's like to live and learn at WMA. To learn more, please visit the Admission Events section of our website for more information. International applicants, please visit the International Students tab (above) before contacting us for an interview.
2. Submit an Application Our online application must be completed by the student and submitted to the Admission Office with a non-refundable application fee of $75 (domestic students) and $150 (international students). In lieu of the WMA application, we will accept the SSAT, TABS and Gateway to Prep common applications.
3. Standardized Testing Domestic applicants are required to submit SSAT, PSAT or SAT scores. International applicants are required to submit SSAT or TOEFL scores. If you have any questions regarding the testing requirements or have not completed the required test, please contact the Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Transcripts Please make sure to include grades from the current year along with a two-year history.
5. Three Letters of Recommendation These must be from your current school. We require recommendations from a current English teacher and Math teacher as well as a third recommendation from a counselor, principal or a personal reference.
6. Financial Aid If applying for financial aid, please read the Financial Aid section of our website regarding the process.
Our Admission Committee will review the above information in order to assess whether our academic, artistic, and athletic offerings and leadership opportunities are a strong match for each applicant. Decisions are sent March 10.
The application process is the same for International and Domestic Students with two exceptions:
- If English is not a student's primary language, he/she must submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam results. Learn more about the test on the TOEFL website. Use WMA's school code 8009.
- The Academy will work with the family's choice of an Educational Agent; we do not work exclusively with any particular person or organization. However, due to the high demand of International applicants from China, we require an interview with Vericant as the first step of the admission process for Chinese students. Please fill out an online inquiry form with us and then set up your interview with Vericant. Please know that Vericant does not evaluate our candidates, they only administer the first interview, which is then submitted to WMA. We will then determine which candidates will be offered an interview with our Admission Office. In order to meet WMA’s admission deadline of February 1, candidates must schedule a Vericant interview on or before December 31. Students who have visited our campus for a tour and an interview or who are currently studying in the U.S. do not need to contact Vericant.
Please note that while we embrace a global community and the diversity the many different cultures bring to our school, we offer only advanced ESL classes. We expect all international students to have a high level of English proficiency when they arrive to campus.
Admission & Financial Aid Timeline
After you've had a tour and interview, use the following as your guide through the admission process.
NOV 1 Applicants complete Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online with the SSS beginning November 1 for the following year. New students must complete the PFS by January 31; returning students by January 1.
DEC 31 International applicants from China must schedule their Vericant interview on or before December 31.
FEB 1 Complete interview and submit application materials.
MAR 10 Admission and financial aid decisions are sent.
Families unable to use the online process to apply to WMA, may download the application and supporting documents here. Teacher Recommendations file needs to be used by all online applicants.
WMA Application: Parent Form, Student Resume and Essay. Also includes the contents of the Teacher Recommendation Form.
Teacher Recommendations: Teacher & Additional Recommendation Forms and Transcript Request Form
Send all application materials to:
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Shenkman House - Admission
423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Academic Services Requirements
Families who are interested in our Academic Services Program should submit their child’s complete neuropsychological and/or psychoeducational testing and evaluation performed within the last three years. Contact the Director of Academic Services Rose Bianchi at 413.596.9179.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) - The test is intended to assess a student's readiness for college, however applicants for 11, 12 and PG year should submit this test.
Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) - Make sure to list our school code of 8206 to ensure we receive your scores
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Required for students whose primary language is not English. Use school code 8009.
TOEFL Junior - Like the TOEFL, but suitable for younger students. Use school code 8009.