ISSL Secondary School Online Application
Twelve ISSL Secondary Schools participate in the ISSL Secondary School Online Application (SSOA). For most applicants applying online is the easiest, most convenient manner to apply to one or more ISSL secondary schools. Whether you apply online or use the “paper” version, each school will provide families with details of their application deadlines and specific application requirements, particularly if they require additional forms or materials. By applying “online” using the ISSL Secondary School Online Application families can apply to multiple schools simultaneously, enter demographic information and responses to questions only once, submit application fees electronically and have a digital record of their application. In addition, the online application allows parents and students to easily review and make any changes to the application prior to its submission.
Parents should contact the school to which they are applying for school-specific information about admission procedures, recommendation requirements and deadlines, and for any assistance they might need in completing the application. Parents may obtain a paper copy of the ISSL Secondary School Online Application from:
- ISSL elementary schools;
- ISSL secondary schools; or
- By downloading the ISSL Secondary School Online Application below.
Overview of the application process for families and candidates.
Instructions for teachers and school officials recommending applicants, completing school profiles and forwarding transcripts.
Register as an Applicant
Teacher, Registrar or School Official?
Check email for a recommendation request or register as a Recommender
Sign In to Your User Account
If applicants, parents, teachers, recommenders or other school officials have any questions or need assistance in completing the Secondary School Application Online they should contact the admission office of the school(s) to which the student is applying using the phone numbers and email addresses listed below. Please do not contact the ISSL office!
Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS)
314-995-7367 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ISSL Secondary School Online Application (SSOA)
All schools prefer that families apply online. The Secondary School Online Application is secure and allows the parent and student to review, save and modify all sections of the application prior to submission to each school. Parent information, student information and other demographic information along with requests for transcripts, test scores, school records and teacher recommendations are electronically delivered to the applicant’s current and former schools, provided parents and students have completed all required fields and have entered the appropriate email information. Schools receiving these requests electronically complete and forward the recommendation form(s), scan and forward test scores, school records and transcripts to the schools to which the student is applying. All information is electronically saved and delivered to schools via a secure portal. Application fees are paid online. No paper is involved. No matter how many schools to which a child applies, only one application is completed. No mess! No fuss! All with one simple click of a mouse!
The first step is to call the school to which your child is applying or visit their website to learn the following:
- Is the school accepting applications for the grade level for which you are applying and do they use the ISSL SSOA? What, if any, additional application materials other than what is a part of the SSOA are required?
- Schedule a visit and interview.
- How many recommendations are required and from whom?
- What are their application deadlines and testing requirements?
- If you are considering applying for Financial Aid, clarify the necessary steps and obtain the deadlines.
Note: Different schools may use different financial aid forms.
- Complete your application and your request for school records in a timely manner so that there is ample time for current schools to complete and send transcripts, their school profile and recommendations.
To begin an ISSL Secondary School Online Application, you must first create a new account or if you have an established account, you may log back in using your password. If you haven’t established an account yet, create one by clicking on “Applicants”. Click on the school or schools to which you wish to apply. The school’s application homepage will contain information about the school’s application fees, deadlines and requirements. Note! Be sure to save your account log in and password information.
Begin completing the application. You may save your information at anytime and come back to the application provided you remember your log in information and password. Be sure to enter the correct email address of the schools from which you will be requesting recommendations, transcripts and records, and check to see if the school to which you are applying requires a supplement (it will be listed on their application page), and if so, follow the instructions to submit it.
As soon as you are ready to submit the completed application, you’ll be prompted to pay the school’s application fee via credit card. When you submit the application and payment, the school will receive notice and record of your payment and information, and the schools from which you are requesting records will receive a copy of your request.
ISSL’s Paper Version of the ISSL Secondary School Online Application (SSOA)
For those, who do not have access to the World Wide Web, they can obtain a paper copy of the ISSL Secondary School Online Application from:
- ISSL Elementary Schools
- ISSL Secondary Schools
- The link below
- Section A – Parent Information
- Section B - Student Information
- Transcript Release Form
- Section C – School Profile Request
- Section D – Recommendation Form
The ISSL Secondary School Online Application (SSOA) paper version is placed online in PDF format, which requires Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader plug-in.
Note! If a family utilizes the paper form of the ISSL Secondary School Online Application, the applicant’s parents should keep the original and submit “copies” of Section A (Parent Information) and Section B (Student Information) of the application to the school(s) to which they are applying. The Transcript Release Form and Section C, the School Profile form, along with Section D (Recommendation Form) should be given directly to the applicant’s current school along with appropriately sized addressed envelopes and necessary postage to forward materials to the school(s) to which the student is applying.