Application Process

Thank you for your interest in applying to Milton Hershey School. Each year, Milton Hershey School receives far more applications from individuals who meet the minimum qualifications for admission than the School can accept. Learn more about the minimum eligibility criteria and the factors that may affect which applicants are selected for interview and admission.

Please review the following steps carefully before submitting your application. All parts of the Application for Admission must be completed.

Step 1: Application for Admission

The parent or legal guardian needs to sign the Application for Admission and the School Information Form. Mail the completed Application for Admission along with the requested paperwork (listed on back of application) to:

Milton Hershey School Admissions Office
P.O. Box 830
Hershey, PA 17033-0830

Option 1: Apply Online (Online Application for Admission)

Option 2: Apply By Mail (Download Application for Admission and School Information Form)

Your child’s Application for Admission will be reviewed and if basic qualifications are met, you will receive a letter requesting additional documentation. You may receive a phone call and an invitation to visit the School for an interview and a tour.

Step 2: School Information Form

Take the signed School Information Form to your child’s school. The school will complete the form and send it directly to Milton Hershey School.

What happens next?

Your child’s Application for Admission will be reviewed and if minimum qualifications are met, you may receive a letter requesting additional documentation. You may also receive a phone call and an invitation to visit the School for an interview and a tour.

If you have questions or would like assistance in completing the application, please contact the Admissions team at (800) 322-3248 or mhs-admissions@mhs-pa.org. We will be glad to help you in any way we can.

Selection Decisions

Since there are many more applicants than spaces available, the school emphasizes certain factors over others. To learn more about the selection process, visit the Admissions Considerations page. If no spaces are open or if a child does not qualify, the parent or sponsor will be informed by mail.

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