Applying for Admission
The application process at Milton Hershey School starts with an application for admission. On average, it is a nine-month process—apply now! Read, watch, and learn about what to expect during the application process. Or, download and review a printable version (PDF) of our Application Journey Map.
Please note, MHS receives thousands of student applications every year. Due to limited space and other factors, applications can be discontinued at any step in the process. Ensure your application is processed by keeping us up-to-date with any contact information changes.
It All Starts with an Application
You can submit your application online or by mail. If you have questions, log in to the Admissions Portal or contact us for help.
Initial Review of Application and Documents
If we request more information, please mail, email, or fax the missing documents as soon as possible.
Eligible for Interview
Once you submit all the necessary documents, you may become eligible to interview.
Selected for an Interview
This is a big accomplishment! We will contact you with an interview date and communicate what this day will look like.
Campus Visit & Interview Day
Together, we will tour the campus and spend a full day getting to know each other.
Second Review of Additional Documents
We may request more information.
Candidate for Enrollment
You have made the list of potential candidates for enrollment consideration.
Third Review of Additional Documents
We may request additional information.
Acceptance to MHS
Congratulations! We will contact you to help you through the rest of the journey.
You will arrive on campus and begin your life as a Milton Hershey School Spartan!
Life on Campus
Students: You will attend new classes, get settled into your student home, and start to explore a variety of activities.
Parents/Sponsors: You will stay connected to your child through calls, emails, and campus visits. We even have a dedicated Family Relations team to support you as needed throughout your child’s time at MHS.