We are pleased that you are considering Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School!

If you haven't already spoken to an admission counselor, we encourage you to call 706-746-7720 or e-mail admissions@rabungap.org to ask questions, request materials, or schedule a campus visit. If you would like to have printed materials sent to you, please select Request Information and follow the instructions.

Domestic Applicants (U.S.)

We are excited that you are applying to Rabun Gap! The first step is to fill out the application. The online application reduces paper and allows us to process your application quickly. This process is user friendly and allows you to enter information 24-hours a day. Applicants may Request Information or Apply Online. You will be prompted to establish a user name and password, and then complete the forms. The non-refundable online application fee is $50. If you prefer, we can send a printed application package – the printed application processing fee is $85.

We are now considering applications for the 2018-2019 academic year on a rolling basis, space permitting.  Please contact the Admission Office to inquire about space. 

Deadlines for the 2019-2020 school year are:
Early Decision: December 1, 2018
Regular Decision: February 1, 2019

The Admission Office at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is your direct resource for answers to any questions that may arise as you move through the application process. If at any time you need further assistance, please call us at 706-746-7720 or email us at admission@rabungap.org. We look forward to getting to know your family during the admission process.

Forms & Downloads

Checklist for U.S. Students

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  • Form & Fee

    The application must be completed by both the applicant and parent(s) or guardian. Applicants should give thoughtful consideration to all questions and respond in their own words. We encourage all applicants to apply online. The online application reduces paper and allows us to process your application more quickly. The process is user friendly and allows you to enter data 24/7, using secure and customized forms, with a pause-and-resume option and click of a button to submit the completed application to us. All you need to do is click on the Apply Online link, establish a user name and password, and then complete the forms. However, if you prefer, we will gladly send you a hard copy of the application. The application fee is non-refundable and a discount is offered for families using the online option.

    Parents, if you are completing the paper application, please carefully complete all sections of the Parent Questionnaire, then return it with the application and application fee to the Admission Office. This form is required and must be in the applicant's file before the file will be presented to the Admission Committee. Please be assured that all information in the questionnaire will be treated in a confidential manner. The online application fee is $50.00 and the hard copy or printed application is $85.00.
  • Campus Tour & Interview

    A personal interview with the applicant and parent is required. We prefer to arrange a personal interview and tour after a student's application is on file. Please call the Admission Office at 706-746-7724 to schedule an appointment for an interview and tour.
  • Transcripts and Report Cards

    For applicants who are enrolled in a school, parent(s) or guardian must sign a Release of Records form requesting an official copy of your child's school record. Please give the Release of Records to the appropriate official at your child's current school with instructions to mail the school record to the Admission Office. The school record must include past grade reports, recent grade reports, attendance and discipline records, and any standardized aptitude and achievement test scores. You may get this form from the admission office: admission@rabungap.org or 706-746-7720.
  • Evaluation & Recommendation Forms

    Grades K-3
    Once you begin the online application, you may electronically submit the appropriate evaluation form to the student's teachers. You will need the evaluator's email address. An optional recommendation form is available and may be completed by the child's minister, coach, fine arts teacher, scout leader, or other interested adult.
     
    Grades 4-5
    Once you begin the online application, you may electronically submit the three evaluation forms to the following individuals where relevant: principal or counselor, English teacher, and math teacher. Please request that they return the completed forms directly to the Admission Office as soon as possible. An optional recommendation form is available and may be completed by the child's minister, coach, fine arts teacher, scout leader, or other interested adult.
     
    Grades 6-12
    Give the three evaluation forms to the following individuals: principal or counselor, English teacher, and math teacher. Please request that the teachers and principal or counselor return the completed forms directly to the Admission Office as soon as possible. An optional recommendation form is available and may be completed by the child's minister, coach, fine arts teacher, scout leader, or other interested adult.
  • Admission Test

    We offer the ISEE on our campus. For ISEE testing information and on campus test dates, please view our document.
    • All applicants should submit scores from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the SSAT. If these tests are not available in your area, please contact the Admission Office.
    • Find the SSAT testing center nearest you.
    • Find the ISEE testing center nearest you.
    • Please have the score report sent directly to Rabun Gap using the following codes: ISEE 112460; SSAT 5974.

International Applicants

All international applicants and parents should apply online. The online application reduces paper and allows us to process your application more quickly. Click Apply Online here or follow the link found on the Admission drop-down menu at the top of the page. You will be prompted to establish a user name and password, and then complete the forms. The non-refundable online application fee is $85.00.

It is critical for international students to apply early as space is limited.

Rabun Gap offers:

  • New international students the opportunity to attend a fun and informative International Student Orientation held the week before school begins. The first day of this Orientation includes sessions for parents who can travel to campus.
  • English Immersion (ESL) courses during the school year for Middle and Upper School students.
  • An international student advisor, international club, and special international student support services.

We are now considering applications on a rolling basis, space permitting. Please contact the Admission Office to inquire about space. 


The Admission Office at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is your direct resource for answers to any questions that may arise as you move through the application process. If at any time you need further assistance, please call us at 706-746-7720 or email us at admission@rabungap.org. We look forward to getting to know your family during the admission process.

Read More About International Application

Checklist for International Students

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  • Transcript

    Please submit 3 academic years of official translated transcripts.
  • Recommendations

    Once you begin the application process, you can use our online forms to submit at least three recommendations. You will need the recommendor's email address to request that they complete the forms electronically.
    • Math Teacher
    • English Teacher
    • Principal or Counselor
    You may also submit recommendations from other teachers, coaches, or a pastor.
  • Testing

    We offer the ISEE on our campus. For ISEE testing information and on campus test dates, please view our document.
    • All applicants should submit scores from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the SSAT. If these tests are not available in your area, please contact the Admission Office.
    • If English is not your first language you must submit scores from the TOEFL, TOEFLJr or iELTS. 
    • Find the SSAT testing center nearest you.
    • Find the ISEE testing center nearest you.
    • Find the TOEFL testing center nearest you.
    • Please have the score report sent directly to Rabun Gap using the following codes: ISEE 112460; SSAT 5974; TOEFL 8534.

    Chinese applicants: Duolingo englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants.
  • Interview

    Once all the above documents have been submitted, applicants must interview with an admissions representative or via SKYPE. We will arrange your Skype interview once your application is complete.

    Chinese applicants must interview with Vericant or Duolingo. You may contact them directly to schedule an interview: 
    www.vericant.com/students  or englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants.

Contact the Admission Team

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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12, located in Rabun Gap, GA. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we combine our strong academic program, mountain setting, and Presbyterian heritage to inspire young people who are eager to learn and grow.


Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School does not discriminate regardless of race, color, religion, gender, disability, creed, or national origin.