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First-Year Applicants

Apply for Fall 2021.

Submit the online application

The first step is to complete the online application by the deadlines listed below. There is no fee to submit an application.

Important Dates

Make School does not have separate First Year and Transfer deadlines - all deadlines reflected are for both. Other important 2021 Admissions dates such as Preview Weekend(s) will be available soon.

Fall 2021 Start

September 22, 2020

Fall 2021 Application Opens
We encourage you to sign up for more information from Make School and continue checking this page for updates.

November 10, 2020

Fall Application Deadline*
Decision available by mid-December**

January 12, 2021

Winter Application Deadline*
Decision available by mid-March**

March 9, 2021

Spring Application Deadline
Decision available by mid-May** Make School will only accept applications and offer rolling admissions after this date based on available space in the program.

April 13, 2021

Final International Application Deadline
We will no longer accept new international applications after this date. The earlier deadline for international applications reflects the extra time it takes to receive an international admissions decision and Visa appointment wait times. The Admissions staff strongly suggest that international applicants apply as early as possible to prevent delays.

June 29, 2021

Final Application Deadline
We will no longer accept any new applications after this date. The Admissions staff strongly suggest that all applicants apply as early as possible to prevent delays.
* Make School admissions does not have Early Decision or Early Action deadlines with any restrictions. All applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the best experience and for earlier access to applicant- and admit-only community events. ** Deadlines are for submitting the initial application. Additional steps and documents are required after submitting the application before applicants are eligible for an admissions decision.

Required First Year Admissions Documents

While the selection process is not focused on GPAs and test scores, we are only able to give an admissions decision once the required admissions documents have been received.

You can submit the documents after the application deadlines, however, you will not receive an admissions decision until after we have received your items. We recommend ordering your documents the same day or week that you submit an application to avoid delays.

What

How to submit

Official high school transcripts
Official high school transcripts are required if you are currently completing high school, or you have graduated and have less than 24 college-level transfer credits.

What counts as an official transcript? An official transcript is a transcript that is EITHER signed, dated, and mailed in a sealed envelope, has never been opened, and comes directly from your High School OR is emailed to our team digitally by your high school with a signature and date.
Digitally: Submit to apply@makeschool.com. We accept transcripts through electronic delivery services such as Parchment and Naviance.

By mail: They can be mailed in a signed and sealed envelope. Our mailing address is:

Make School Admissions
555 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Official college and university transcripts
Official college and university transcripts are required for all institutions where coursework has been taken.
Digitally: Submit to apply@makeschool.com. We accept transcripts through electronic delivery services such as Parchment and Naviance.

By mail: They can be mailed in a signed and sealed envelope. Our mailing address is:

Make School Admissions
555 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Standardized Testing
It is optional to submit official ACT or SAT test scores.
You can request the testing agency to forward a score report to Make School using our college code numbers:

ACT code: 7957
SAT code: 7604


Alternatively, you can ask your counselor to include your test scores on your official high school transcript.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate
Make School accepts transfer credit for advanced placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. It is optional to submit these scores.
If you have taken any Advanced Placement courses, please request that College Board forward a score report to Make School using our college code: 7604. You can learn more about sending your AP scores here

If you have taken any IB courses, please contact the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to request that your IB scores be sent to Make School.

Study Abroad or International Transcripts
If you completed a study abroad program during your time in school, please be aware that you will be required to submit official transcripts and credential evaluations for those transcripts.
See our International Admission requirements checklist for more information regarding Credential Evaluations.

If you feel you may be exempt from this requirement, please contact us at admissions@makeschool.com with the subject line, "Study Abroad Documentation Questions".

Admissions 1:1 Phone Call
Make School may request you complete an Admissions 1:1 Phone Call. While not all students are asked to complete this step, many are.
This is a super relaxed 15-30 minute call where we can get to know you better, and you can get to know us!

If requested to complete the Admissions 1:1 Phone Call, please book an appointment with our staff as soon as possible. Failing to complete this step will result in a delayed admission decision. We highly recommend completing this step as early as possible! If none of our appointment times are available for you, please email admissions@makeschool.com to make arrangements to speak with staff at a different time.

Spark

Depending on your existing programming experience, you may be asked to complete Spark. Spark is an interactive coding experience designed for applicants that are newer to coding. You will learn more about Spark during the admissions process.

Transfer Credits for Dual Enrollment, Concurrent Enrollment, and A.P. and I.B. Test Scores

Every college transcript from a regionally accredited institution, credential evaluation from an international school or program, and/or A.P. and I.B. test scores will be evaluated for Transfer Credit. Any credits awarded will be reflected on a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) and released to the student if admitted. Make School is a private program and as such we do not guarantee credits will transfer to our program.

Please note, if you have any in-progress courses at a college or university, or if you will be taking A.P. or I.B. exams this Spring, you will be required to submit a final, official transcript with all final grades and scores listed. At that time, a new TCE will be completed for any updated credit. Furthermore, if you submit A.P. and/or I.B. test scores after receiving your original TCE, you will receive a secondary TCE for those scores.

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