Requirements for International Students

The application process is the same for international students with the following exception:

In addition to the SSAT, applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Blair's school code for the TOEFL is 9415. If the applicant attends an international school or a junior boarding school in the United States, the TOEFL may be waived.

Chinese Applicants

A special note to Chinese applicants

Any applicant who attends school in mainland China must interview through Vericant or visit Blair for an on-campus interview. As a result of this partnership with Vericant, Skype interviews are not possible. The admission committee does not have a preference for either type of interview.

Schedule a Vericant interview

  1. Fill out our Blair online inquiry.
  2. Contact Vericant to schedule your interview for Blair Academy. Blair’s international application fee does not include any additional fees associated with Vericant. The Vericant interview satisfies the interview requirement for the application process.
  3. Submit the application. Once the application is submitted, we will view your Vericant video and mark your Blair interview as complete. 
  4. Vericant interviews must be submitted before January 15.


Schedule an on-campus interview

  1. Fill out our Blair online inquiry.
  2. Submit the application of your choice (Blair Online Application, Gateway to Prep Schools or SAO).
  3. Once the admission office receives the application, the applicant can then schedule a campus visit. All visits and interviews must take place before January 15.
  4. Please note that our schedule fills up quickly, and we cannot guarantee an on-campus interview after our application deadline of January 15.

To schedule an interview, please email or call 1-800-462-5247.