Admission Process: Timeline
August: Request Application Materials
Register for standardized tests. Grade 9 and 10 require SSAT (school code: 1612). Grade 11 requires PSAT or SAT. Grade 12 and PG requires ACT or SAT. International students are required to take the TOEFL in addition to SSAT, PSAT or SAT (international school code: 3252).
September - November: Schedule a Visit
To allow sufficient time for a tour of the campus, an interview and for your questions to be answered, please plan to spend approximately two hours at the school. If visiting the campus is not possible, a Skype or telephone interview can be arranged; please contact the Admission Office at 413-229-1003 or admission@
Please contact the office for availability.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Wednesday, Saturday
8:00 am 8:00 am
8:55 am 9:40 am
9:50 am 10:45 am
December: Complete Student Application and Essay
Give the Transcript Request form to your secondary school placement office or guidance counselor to have your transcripts and test scores forwarded. Request that your current English and math teachers complete the recommendation forms. If you would like to include a personal recommendation in your application, you are welcome to so, but this is no longer required.
January: Submit Application
Deadline for admission application: January 15th. If you are applying for Financial Aid, please visit sss.nais.org to complete required financial aid forms and directly submit all necessary tax documents by the January 15th deadline. For assistance in submitting these materials, please contact SSS at 800-344-8328. For questions relating to Berkshire's Financial Aid policies and practices, please contact our Director of Financial Aid.
March: Decisions Released on March 10th.
April: Time to Make a Decision
Deadline response for admitted students is April 10th.