Common Questions About Wasatch Academy
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When is the application deadline?
Wasatch Academy has a rolling admission policy.
How soon will I know if I am accepted?
- A completed online application,
- Three letters of recommendation,
- Student transcripts
- The student has visited campus
- Completed an in-person admissions interview
The Admissions Committee will meet and discuss the application. Once a decision is made, a letter will be sent to your residence. If that letter contains an acceptance notice, it will also include an enrollment contract to be signed online. Students struggling to conduct an on-campus visit and interview should contact our Admissions Department for further direction on how to proceed with the application.
What about visa applications for international students?
Once you are accepted, sign the enrollment contract, and pay the $10,000 deposit, an I-20 that will be sent to your home. Use this to apply for a F1 Student Visa.
Do you require SSAT, TOEFL, or any other testing as a part of the application?
The SSAT / TOEFL scores are not needed as part of the application. A student’s academic capacity, how well they fit at Wasatch, letters of recommendation, and the interview process determine whether a student is admitted.
What if I get hungry at night?
Dinner is served in the Student Center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., For students that may become hungry between meals, the following are options available:
- Each dorm is equipped with a full kitchen that is available to students, according to a schedule determined by each dorm parent.
- Students will have off-campus shopping opportunities, during which they can purchase food to be stored in their rooms or in their dorm kitchen.
- There are several fast food and delivery restaurants near the school that the students have access to – at the discretion of the dorm parent and other residential life faculty.
How do I get my own room?
Simply put, you don’t. Wasatch Academy believes that part of the educational experience is social interaction and cooperative living. Students are not allowed to request private housing.
Do I really need a laptop?
Yes. Each student is required to have an Apple brand personal computer. Apple products are required for proper access to our network. Also, all underclassmen are required to turn in their laptops and tablets at night to their dorm parents. This helps support a student’s healthy sleep patterns and prevents poor time and personal management by younger students. We have a student network and an internet use policy that must be accepted before network access is allowed.
What if I am sick?
The Wellness Center on campus is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sick call is from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., which means that this is the time students should ideally check in with the nurses if they are not feeling well in order to be exempt from classes for the day—although the option is available throughout the day. The nurse will also take a sick student to the doctor if needed.
The nurses can care for students until 8 p.m., when a student returns to their dorm room for the night. If the Wellness Center is not open, a school nurse is always on-call and available to give direction to a student’s condition. Students can also always talk to their dorm parent about an illness, and dorm parents can contact the school nurse on their behalf if it is necessary.
What do I wear?
STUDENT DRESS CODE
The dress and grooming of our students must always be properly covered, neat, and clean, consistent with Wasatch Academy values. Please note that Dorm Parents, Faculty and Staff are empowered to make final decisions regarding appropriateness of dress. If students are asked to change, they are expected to comply immediately.
- Clothing and shoes in good repair (no holes, frays).
- Sweaters, khakis, slacks, chinos, jeans, hoodies, collared shirts, blouses.
- Logos with no offensive material; including but not limited to; tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, or phrases of a sexual or offensive nature.
- Hair must be neat, clean, out of the face, also avoiding extreme styles or unnatural colors.
- Mid-thigh length shorts, skirts, and dresses may be worn.
- Facial hair must be clean shaven daily.
- Sleepwear, clothes resembling sleepwear, sweatpants, or athletic clothing will be worn during the academic day (except in Physical Art classes). This includes yoga pants, yoga type pants, or other “stretchy” athletic pants.
- Bare stomach or waist showing, spaghetti straps, strapless shirts, or visible under-clothing. • Revealing necklines or bare shoulders.
- Bathing suits outside of appropriate setting.
- Hats in classrooms, assemblies, or the Loftin Lewis Student Center.
Is there personal storage available over the summer?
Each dorm has a storage area. Space is limited. Students may only store 5 boxes at the end of the year. Bedding, desk items and clothing are appropriate to store in this space until the next school year. Anything that is highly valuable should be taken or shipped home, including skis, snowboards, mountain bikes, and other valuables. These items cannot be left at school. Talk to a dorm parent for clarification on what can and cannot be stored over the summer.
Is there much free time for students?
While a structured and disciplined use of time helps define a Wasatch Academy education, we also understand the importance of downtime for students to recharge. Students can socialize with friends after classes over a meal or a board game, or they can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities to unwind. Skyping with parents, cleaning their dorms, or doing laundry are also popular free-time activities for students.
Is there a curfew?
Yes. Students are required to be in the dorms Sunday-Thursday night by 9:20 p.m., and by 10:00 p.m. (10:30 p.m. for Seniors) Friday and Saturday. In addition to these set times, instances will arise throughout the year that require adjustments to the curfew times, which dorm parents will help communicate to students.
When do I do my laundry?
Each student has access to laundry facilities in every dorm and are required to do their own laundry. Each dorm parent will set a schedule for students on when they could or should do their laundry, to help accommodate all residents. Laundry fees are included in tuition, and laundry supplies can be purchased at the school bookstore or on one of the recreation trips.
Is there mandatory study hall?
Yes, study hall hours are required for every student to provide the space needed to complete school projects and prepare for upcoming exams effectively. While study hall times are required and set into every student’s schedule, these study hall times can take place in teacher’s classrooms for extra guidance on a subject, in the library, on the campus lawns, or even in student dorms.