Comprehensive Admission Timeline

List of 8 items.

  • Step 1: Interest/Inquiry

    During the first stage of the admissions process, we invite you to learn, explore, and discover what a Cape Cod Academy education might mean for you. Please complete this form or call our office to schedule a visit and to let us know you are interested in learning more about CCA.
  • Step 2: Interview & Tour

    To arrange your visit, please call us at 508-428-5400, ext. 226 or email
    Once you have completed the inquiry form, please plan to visit us on campus for a tour and interview. The best way to get to know CCA is to spend some time here in person.

    Information about the visit and interview:
    We invite all applicants and their families to visit CCA. We will take you on a tour of campus, explain what we think makes CCA unique, and answer any questions you have. We hope this will give you a chance to see what the CCA experience is all about.
    For applicants to Kindergarten to Grade 5: All applicants will meet with either the Director of Admission or the Director of the Lower School for an informal chat during their visit.

    For applicants to Grade 6 and above: We ask that all applicants to Grade 6 and above meet with an admissions officer for a brief student interview. This may also be scheduled for the day of the student visit.
  • Step 3: Submit Application

    The application process is completely digital with all forms and components submitted online. Once you submit an inquiry form, you will be invited to create an online account through which you can access the application. The online application portal displays a complete checklist of application components for each applicant.
    The deadline for applications is December 1 for Early Decision and February 1st for First Round Decisions. After March, completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space allows. 

    Apply here.
  • Step 4: Schedule Admission Testing

    For applicants to Kindergarten to Grade 3: We will schedule individual visits and screenings with applicants to Kindergarten from late November through February.

    For applicants to Grades 4 and up: All applicants to Grades 4 and up are required to take the SSAT. Parents are responsible for making testing arrangements. Testing should be scheduled after October 1 of the application year, and no later than early February to ensure a completed application folder by February 15. Please note: Cape Cod Academy will also accept ISEE test scores.
  • Step 5: Submit the Student Questionnaire (Grades 5 -12)

    The student questionnaire should be completed independently by the student on the online application.
  • Step 6: Submit the Remaining Components of the Application Checklist.

    All application components, including teacher recommendations and school transcripts, may be submitted online.
  • Step 7: Schedule a Student Visit Day

    Call the Admissions Office at 508-428-5400 to arrange a student visit day.

    Active applicants (those prospective students with submitted applications) are required to spend a day visiting with a current CCA student. Visits are available between October and November for Early Decision and October through February for First Round Decision. Students will visit with a student in their current grade. Kindergarten small-group visits will be scheduled in January and February once applications have been received.

    Please note: Applicants for Grade 5 and above must complete the Student Questionnaire before visiting.
  • Step 8: Receive a Decision from CCA

    You will receive an e-notification with the admission decision and financial assistance grant (if applicable).
    CCA will respond to applications on approximately December 15 for Early Decision and March 7 for First Round Decisions.

Deadline for Early Decision

DECEMBER 1stApplication fee of $75 will be waived for Early Decision Applications received on or before December 1st. Families are asked to complete the entire application process by December 1st for Early Decision notification. Admission decisions notifications will be made December 14thPlease note: If you are applying for Financial Assistance, we ask you to apply for 1st Round Decision (see below). 

Deadline for Regular Admission Decision

FEBRUARY 1st: Families are asked to complete the application process by February 1st for Regular Admission Decision and Financial Assistance awards, with notification in early March.

Rolling Admission

Applications received after March 1st will be reviewed as space allows.
Cape Cod Academy is an independent college preparatory day school for grades K through 12.