When is a good time to visit Hudson College?
Our campus is currently closed to visitors for health and safety reasons, but you can tour our campus virtually and attend our next Open House event to speak with our teachers, principals, and admissions staff. We are also happy to arrange a one-on-one online meeting for your family if you are unable to attend any of these events.
What does ‘rolling admissions’ mean?
You can submit an application to Hudson throughout the year; there’s no single deadline to apply. We have several application due dates for 2020-21:
- November 6, 2020 for a priority admissions review, assessment and decision before the winter break; we recommend applying for this date for the best chance of admission, since availability in each grade is limited.
- January 15, 2021 for an admissions review, assessment and decision by the end of February.
- March 5, 2021 for an admissions review, assessment and decision by the end of April.
Applications received after the March due date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. We continue to accept applications until a grade is full; once a grade is full, we accept applications for our waitlist.
When should I apply?
We recommend submitting your application as early as possible in the admissions cycle. Placement tends to be very limited in Grades 6 and below; our high-intake years are Grade 7 and Grade 9, when we add an additional class.
What happens after I apply?
After we’ve received your full application (including the Confidential Student Recommendation from your current school), the Admissions Committee will review all of your documents and email you to arrange the next steps. If we can proceed, we will arrange a visit day and/or interview. Please note that due to scheduling limitations, we are unfortunately unable to invite all applicants for visit days and/or interviews, and may decline to proceed with an application if the school/family fit is not deemed unsuitable by either party.
How does the assessment and/or interview work?
Applicants to Junior and Senior Kindergarten:
After receiving your application, our admissions team will schedule an online meeting with the teacher to complete some math and reading activities. We may also schedule a brief family meeting with our Lower School Director and/or Admissions Director.
We understand that this format is challenging for our youngest students, but we find that the vast majority of young Kindies settle into the meeting well and enjoy the experience with the support of a parent next to them.
Applicants to Grades 1‒8:
Applicants will complete age-appropriate online assessments for reading, writing and math with one of our teachers. We will also schedule a brief family meeting with our Lower School Director and Admissions Director.
The assessment includes math questions from a standardized test, a reading comprehension exercise, and an open-ended question to prompt some creative writing on a set topic. While it isn’t pass/fail, we ask students to try their very best to help us fully understand their academic skills and potential.
Applicants to Grade 9:
Students are invited for an online math and language assessment, followed by an interview with the Director of Admissions and Guidance Counsellor. The interview is an opportunity for the Admissions Committee to learn more about the applicant’s co-curricular involvement and academic interests; we also encourage applicants to come prepared with questions of their own.
The assessment takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and includes questions from a standardized test and a reading comprehension exercise with some creative writing on a set topic. While it isn’t pass/fail, we ask students to try their very best to help us fully understand their academic skills and potential.
Applicants to Grade 10‒12:
Students are invited for an online interview with the Director of Admissions and Guidance Counsellor. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about the student’s academic interests, co-curricular involvement, and personal goals. We also encourage applicants to come prepared with questions of their own. Additional Math and Language assessments may be required on a case-by-case basis.
When will I find out if I’ve been accepted?
Families are notified of Hudson’s admissions decision within two weeks of completing their interview.
When do I have to tell Hudson College if I’ve accepted the offer?
Families must notify Hudson of their decision and provide a tuition fee deposit within two weeks of receiving the offer. The deadline for the decision will be included in the offer letter.
What happens after I’ve accepted the offer?
Once you’ve accepted our offer, we will provide registration and orientation documents to help your family prepare for the following September.