Recruitment and Retention

Streamline the Process

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When the school application process is confusing, we create barriers to educational opportunity. Simplifying the application process allows enrollment leaders to focus on making the right match between school and applicant.

The Enrollment Management Association created the Standard Application Online to ease the application process for students and schools. It allows families to use a single website to submit applications to a variety of independent schools that align with their interests, while schools can collect all information including biographic information, teacher recommendations, and transcripts online with the opportunity to customize the application with their own supplement.

Students have submitted more than 200,000 applications to independent schools around the world using the Standard Application Online. There is an average 20% growth in applications for schools who adopt the SAO.

SAO 3.0 (2017-18) Features

2015-16 SAO User Report

2014-15 SAO User Report

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