Application Process

Required Testing

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Required Testing

In response to the widespread disruptions caused by the coronavirus, Woodberry Forest will not require student applicants to submit a standardized test score during the 2021-2022 application season.  

Our test-optional policy will still allow applicants to submit a standardized test score to the school, but an application will not be penalized if one is not received.  Applicants may choose to submit scores from any of the following tests: the ISEE, SSAT, PSAT, SAT, PreACT, or ACT. 

Woodberry is committed to a holistic review of each student’s application to the boarding school.  Therefore, we will request additional information from applicants who choose not to submit a standardized test score.  The additional information will include a recently graded writing assignment and math assessment.  These additional pieces will ensure our ability to get to know each student and his potential as best we can.

Applicants for whom English is not their primary language are required to submit a standardized English proficiency assessment.  Woodberry currently accepts scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Duolingo English Test (DET), and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. The school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.