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We recognize that counselors and teachers are navigating an unprecedented academic year. While the student’s Early Action deadline is November 1, we do not expect counselors or teachers to have all supporting documents in by that same deadline. We will certainly accept supporting materials through the end of November. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our admission staff.

The admission process at Fairfield is not a simple review of test scores and grades, but a deliberate consideration of each individual's strengths and prospects for success. Here is a profile of our typical incoming class:

Academic Profile: A- GPA in a strong college preparatory program that includes some Honors, Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate courses.

Standardized Tests: The middle 50% of admitted students scored between 1230-1360 on the SAT, and between 28-31 on the ACT. *

*Admission to Fairfield is test optional - 30% of admitted students did not submit standardized test scores.

Essay: We look for an essay which displays evidence of careful thought and consideration, as well as solid writing skills.

Activities: Successful applicants to Fairfield have made a significant contribution to something outside of the classroom - a club, sport, service activity, part-time job, etc. Many have held leadership roles in these organizations, too.

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