What is the difference between acceptance and admission?
A student is accepted when after evaluation of the application it is confirmed that he or she meets the acceptance requirements. Admission is when a space is available and the student can be placed in the class or program.
Why has my child been placed on the waiting list?
ASW has maximum class sizes per grade level, as well as nationality capacity guidelines, and a limited number of spaces in selected programmes such as EAL (English as an Additional Language) and Learning Support. Waiting lists may be opened if capacity is reached for any of the above reasons. As enrollment is dynamic, spaces may open at any time during the school year. Please contact the Admissions Office if you would like to know more about the current situation.
How are spaces allocated?
Students are placed on the waiting list by priority group, as defined in the admissions policy. Within each group, students are placed by order of the date of their application (completed application form and payment of the application fee). Admission decisions for August enrolment are taken at set dates, starting from April each year. Please review the User Guide to online application and admissions process, where you will find the timeline for August 2022 enrolment.
The date of the application is the date when the application form has been submitted and the application fee paid. The application cannot be reviewed, however, until the supporting documentation has been submitted as well.
My child has not been admitted for the new school year. Do I have to re-apply?
Once an application has been submitted, you do not need to re-apply nor pay the application fee again. We may ask you for updated information on your child’s academic progress. Your child will remain on the waiting list and we will periodically provide you with an update on his or her admissions status. Should you decide to withdraw your child from the waiting list, please let us know in writing.