Steps to Apply

TISC TALK Episode 2

In this episode of TISC Talk, Virginia Mathews and Caroline Farrell discuss TISC schools’ admissions process.

  1. Submit an Application
    • One teacher recommendation is required. You will need only the teacher’s name and email address to submit with your application. A questionnaire will be automatically sent to the teacher to be completed.
    • Diagnostic or psychological evaluation results, if applicable
  2. If applying for financial assistance, submit a Grant & Aid Application
    • Click the FACTS Financial Aid link at the top of the Online Admissions Portal.
  3. Schedule a student assessment
    • The admissions office will contact you to schedule an assessment with your student.
  1. Submit an Application
    • Two teacher recommendations are required. You will need only the teachers’ names and email addresses to submit with your application. A questionnaire will be automatically sent to each teacher to be completed.
    • Most recent report card
    • Any available standardized test results
    • Diagnostic or psychological evaluation results, if applicable
  2. If applying for financial assistance, submit a Grant & Aid Application
    • Click the FACTS Financial Aid link at the top of the Online Admissions Portal.
  3. Schedule a student assessment
    • 1st – 4th-Grade applicants will be contacted to schedule as assessment after the application is completed.
    • 5th-Grade applicants are asked to take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) which measures verbal and quantitative ability, mathematics skills, reading comprehension, and writing skills.
      • TDS will be hosting one ISEE testing session on February 11th, 9:00 AM. If you would like to register for this test date, please start the process here.
      • If you would like to register for a different test date, please sign up on the ISEE website.
  1. Submit an Application
    • Three teacher recommendations are required (one general academics, one Math, and one English/Language Arts). You will need only the teachers’ names and email addresses to submit with your application. A questionnaire will be automatically sent to each teacher to be completed.
    • Most recent report card
    • Any available standardized test results
    • Diagnostic or psychological evaluation results, if applicable
  2. If applying for financial assistance, submit a Grant & Aid Application
    • Click the FACTS Financial Aid link at the top of the Online Admissions Portal.
  3. Schedule a student assessment
    • Middle School applicants are asked to take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) which measures verbal and quantitative ability, mathematics skills, reading comprehension, and writing skills.
    • TDS will be hosting one testing session on February 11th, 9:00 AM. If you would like to register for this test date, please start the process here.
    • If you would like to register for a different test date, please sign up on the ISEE website.

Notification Dates

TK & Kindergarten

February 16, 2023
Admissions notifications begin

March 3, 2023
Enrollment contracts and deposits are due

Grades 1-8

March 1, 2023
Admissions notifications begin

March 17, 2023
Enrollment contracts and deposits are due

These notification dates are used by all schools in the Triangle Independent School Consortium (TISC) and apply to families who meet the January 27th, 2023 priority application deadline.
What is TISC?
Applications received after January 27, 2023 will be considered on a rolling basis.

Applicants are required to take a student assessment and to submit grade reports, teacher recommendations, and other supporting evidence of their academic and personal strengths.

Please note that a $80 non-refundable application fee will be due at the time you submit your initial application. If this presents a financial hardship, please contact the Admissions Office.

Questions?

Deb Newlin

Deb Newlin

Admissions Director