When is a good time to visit Hudson College?
We recommend visiting in October or November. Our Open House events are an opportunity to speak with teachers, principals, and admissions staff, as well as enjoy a school tour from one of our friendly student ambassadors. We are also happy to arrange a personal tour and meeting for your family if you are unable to attend any of these events.
What does ‘rolling admissions’ mean?
Hudson College doesn’t have any fixed application deadlines, and we continue to accept applications until a grade is full. Once a grade is full, we accept applications for our waitlist. Admission from the waitlist is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
When should I apply?
We recommend submitting your application between late October and early February, and typically no later than mid-March. Placement tends to be very limited in Grades 6 and below; our high-intake years are Grade 7 and Grade 9.
What happens after I apply?
After we’ve received your full application (including the Confidential Student Recommendation from your current school), the Admissions Committee will review all of your documents and email you to arrange the next steps. If we can proceed, we will arrange a visit day and/or interview. Please note that due to scheduling limitations, we are unfortunately unable to invite all applicants for visit days and/or interviews, and may decline to proceed with an application if the school/family fit is not deemed unsuitable by either party.
How does the visit day and/or interview work?
Applicants to Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten:
Students join our Junior or Senior Kindergarten class from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. At some point during the day, students complete a School Skills checklist and some math and reading activities with the teacher. We finish the day with a brief family meeting with our Lower School Principal and Admissions Director.
We understand that this is a long day for our youngest students, but we find that the vast majority of young Kindies adjust well and enjoy the experience; there is a resting area available if needed.
Applicants to Grades 1‒8:
Students join their current grade from 9 a.m. to 3‒3:45 p.m. (pick-up times can be flexible depending on the family’s preference). We finish the day with a brief family meeting and family interview with our Lower School Principal and Admissions Director.
Students are paired with an ambassador for the day and are encouraged to actively participate in class. At some point during the day, students complete a math and language assessment. This includes questions from a standardized test and a reading comprehension exercise with some creative writing on a set topic. While it isn't pass/fail, we ask students to try their very best to help us fully understand their academic skills and potential.
Applicants to Grade 9:
Students are invited for a math and language assessment, followed by an interview with the Director of Admissions and Guidance Counsellor. The interview is an opportunity for the Admissions Committee to learn more about the applicant’s co-curricular involvement and academic interests; we also encourage applicants to come prepared with questions of their own.
The assessment takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and includes questions from a standardized test and a reading comprehension exercise with some creative writing on a set topic. While it isn’t pass/fail, we ask students to try their very best to help us fully understand their academic skills and potential.
Applicants to Grade 10‒12:
Students are invited for an interview with the Director of Admissions and Guidance Counsellor. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about the student’s academic interests, co-curricular involvement, and personal goals. We also encourage applicants to come prepared with questions of their own. Additional Math and Language assessments may be required on a case-by-case basis.
When will I find out if I’ve been accepted?
Families are notified of Hudson’s admissions decision two weeks (or less) after the visit day or interview by email.
When do I have to tell Hudson College if I’ve accepted the offer?
Families must inform Hudson of their decision within two weeks of the acceptance letter. The deadline for the decision will be included in the offer letter.
What happens after I’ve accepted the offer?
Once the offer has been accepted, families will arrange for a registration appointment. At this appointment, all financial details will be covered, as well as important forms for the upcoming year.