Frequently Asked Questions
365体育备用When is the application deadline?
365体育备用Wasatch Academy has a rolling admission policy.
How soon will I know if I am accepted?
Once a student has completed:
An online application,
365体育备用Three letters of recommendation,
365体育备用A student campus visit,
365体育备用And an in-person admissions interview
The Admissions Committee will meet and discuss the application. Once a decision is made, we will send a letter to your residence. If that letter contains an acceptance notice, it will also include an enrollment contract for the student to sign 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?
365体育备用Once you are accepted, sign the enrollment contract, and pay the $10,000 USD deposit, an I-20 that will be sent to your home. Use this to apply for an F1 Student Visa.
365体育备用Do you require SSAT, TOEFL, or any other testing as a part of the application?
365体育备用The SSAT/TOEFL scores are not necessary components 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.
365体育备用What if I get hungry at night?
365体育备用We serve dinner in the Student Center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For students who 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 for storage in their rooms or dorm kitchen.
Students have access to several fast-food and delivery restaurants near the school– at the discretion of the dorm parent and other residential life faculty.
How do I get my own room?
365体育备用Simply put, you don’t. Wasatch Academy believes social interaction and cooperative living are an integral part of our educational experience. Students are not allowed to request private housing.
Do I really need a laptop?
365体育备用Yes. We require each student to have an Apple brand personal computer. Apple products are necessary for proper access to our network. Additionally, all underclassmen must turn in their laptops and tablets each night to their dorm parents to support healthy sleep patterns and prevent poor time management among 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 on-campus Wellness Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sick call is from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., the ideal window for ill students to check-in with the school nurses for exemption from daily classes— although the option is available throughout the day. The nurse will also deliver a sick student to the doctor if needed.
The nurses care for students until 8:00 p.m., the time when students return to their dorm room for the night. They may also consult a dorm parent about an illness, and dorm parents can contact the nurse on their behalf if necessary.
365体育备用What do I wear?
365体育备用STUDENT DRESS CODE
The dress and grooming of our students must always be appropriately covered, neat, clean, and consistent with Wasatch Academy values. Please note that dorm parents, faculty, and staff are permitted to make final decisions concerning the appropriateness of dress. If students are asked to change, we expect them to comply immediately.
365体育备用Clothing and shoes in good repair (no holes, frays).
365体育备用Sweaters, khakis, slacks, chinos, jeans, hoodies, collared shirts, blouses.
365体育备用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, and avoiding extreme styles or unnatural colors.
365体育备用Mid-thigh length shorts, skirts, and dresses.
Facial hair must be clean-shaven daily.
365体育备用Sleepwear, clothes resembling sleepwear, sweatpants, or athletic clothing are permitted during the academic day (except in Physical Art classes), including yoga pants, yoga-type pants, or other “stretchy” athletic pants.
Bare stomach or waist showing, spaghetti straps, strapless shirts, or visible under-clothing.
365体育备用Revealing necklines or bare shoulders.
Bathing suits outside of an appropriate setting.
365体育备用Hats in classrooms, assemblies, or the Loftin Lewis Student Center.
Is there personal storage available over the summer?
365体育备用Each dorm has a storage area. Space is limited, and students may only store five 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 highly valuable should be taken or shipped home, including skis, snowboards, mountain bikes, etcetera. These items cannot be left at school. Consult a dorm parent for clarification on what can and cannot be stored over the summer.
Is there free time for students?
While a structured and disciplined use of time shapes 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 board game, or participate in a wide range of outdoor activities. Skyping with parents, cleaning their dorms, or doing laundry are also popular free-time activities for students.
Is there a curfew?
Yes. We require students 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. Instances will arise throughout the year that warrant an adjustment to the curfews, which dorm parents will communicate to students.
When do I do my laundry?
365体育备用We require students to do their own laundry. Each dorm is equipped with the necessary facilities, and dorm parents will create a schedule for when students may do their laundry. We include laundry fees in tuition, and laundry supplies can be purchased at the school bookstore or on a recreational trip.
365体育备用Is there a mandatory study hall?
Yes. Wasatch Academy requires study hall hours for every student to provide the space for school projects and preparation for upcoming exams. While study hall times are integrated within each student’s schedule, these windows may take place in a teacher’s classroom for extra guidance on a subject, in the library, on the campus lawns, or even in student dorms.