Let's cut to the chase. It is Rolling Admissions time, and with that brings some bad news and good news. Bad news first: yes, it is true that our Regular Admissions deadline has come and passed.

The good news? We have select availability in certain grades, and it's not too late to apply for fall 2018 admissions. This week officially marks the kick-off of our Rolling Admissions cycle.

We anticipate reaching our full capacity as a school across most grades from our Early Learning Program through primary school and into middle school this coming September, so Rolling Admissions will look a little different this year than it has in the past. 

Read on for some important information about what Rolling Admissions means for you and your family:

(1) If you are planning to apply for fall 2018 and haven't yet done so, get to it ASAP! This is not just because we are excited to meet you and get to know your child (we truly are!), but applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, which means the sooner you complete the requirements, the sooner you will receive an admissions notification.

(2) Applicants will not be reviewed until mid-March, but it is important to submit an application to take that first step. We will not have clarity on the number of available spaces or the size of the waitlist after Regular Admissions acceptances for Pre-K, grade 5, or grade 8 until mid-March. If it turns out at that time that we do not have space—even on the waitlistwe will credit your application fee for future years. This year, there is bit more space available in the less traditional entry grades (this is the last year we anticipate this being the case). Please contact Admissions for more details. 

(3) Read below for steps on the Rolling Admissions process.

A. Submit an online application, making sure to select “Rolling Admission Cycle” on the Application Cycle drop-down menu. 

B. Schedule required meetings via the online application. Requirements vary by grade; please review the appropriate grade-level checklist found on our website.

C. Gather required supplementary materials. Requirements vary by grade. Be sure to vist our website for grade-level specific requirements.

D. Keep note of the following key dates:

Deadline for Completed Application: There is no deadline by which you must complete your application, but space is limited. Applications for all grades are open until the grade has filled. Once a grade has closed, submitted applications that are eligible for acceptance will automatically go on our waitlist.
Notification Date:  We aim to notify you within 10 business days of receiving your completed application. Please note that an application is deemed complete when the supplementary materials are received and required meetings are attended. 
Commitment Date:  Admitted Rolling Admissions applicants will be required to commit within 15 business days of being offered a seat. A commitment includes a signed enrollment agreement and payment of a $3,250 enrollment deposit. 

Take the next step towards joining the BASIS Independent Brooklyn community! 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us at brooklyn-admissions@basisindependent.com. Ready to take the next step?

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