Dear Prospective Parents and Guardians,
Re: Admissions to Aitchison College for the Academic Year 2017-2018
Many more boys apply for Aitchison than there are available seats. Our chief aim is to identify boys who are academically very able and most likely to benefit from either a day or boarding placement in a school with compulsory sport and co-curricular programs. Admissions are based on academic testing and interview of shortlisted candidates. We have provided a FAQ Sheet and all prospective parents and guardians should read this before emailing our Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Testing only takes place at Aitchison College during the Admissions period. Each boy must first sit an academic test for his nominated class. Strict age criteria apply for entrants and no age waivers are granted. Our intake years for 2017-18 are: Year 1 (K1) to Year 10 (C1) for Day and Boarding places. The College will not be admitting boys in to Year 11 (C2) or A Levels (Year 12 and 13). The largest intake is Year 2 (K2). Year 1 (K1) is reserved exclusively for boarders from rural and remote areas. In Prep School and Senior School there are a very limited number of places available. By making application to the College, you are also abiding by all its rules, processes and decision-making.
The Admissions process begins on Friday March 24th, 2017 when Registration Forms will be available for downloading from the College website. The closing date for applications is Monday April 24th, 2017. Academic testing commences Monday May 29th, 2017 and ends Saturday June 3rd, 2017. Testing information and syllabus guidelines are available in our ‘Guide to Admissions Testing’ booklet, which can also be downloaded from the College website. All students are tested in English, Mathematics and Urdu only. Please refer to our regulations for exemptions in Urdu.
Based on test results, boys are ranked according to cumulative scores in tested subjects and a ‘cut-off’ applied. Those shortlisted will be called to interview with their parents. Boys will be interviewed by the Principal and other key staff. Should a boy shortlisted not be offered a place, an additional boy’s name will be selected from the supplementary list –in strict academic rank order –until the College’s Admissions Roll is deemed ‘complete’ by the Principal.
I wish all candidates well in their endeavours to become Aitchisonians.