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Application Process

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Applying for Admission

The application process at Milton Hershey School starts with an application for admission. 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.

Start Online ApplicationDownload Paper ApplicationDownload School Information Form

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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.

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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.

Enrollment Day

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.

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Contact Us

If you have questions or would like assistance in completing the application, please contact the Admissions team at 800-322-3248 or [email protected]. We will be glad to help you in any way we can.

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. View full Equal Opportunity Policy.