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Admissions Process

Milton Hershey School students in an Elementary Division hallway.

Applying for Admission

Milton Hershey School enrolls students year-round. Learn about the application process through useful tools such as our Application Journey Map. We are with you every step of the way, helping to move your student towards enrollment!

Contact Information

Please note, 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 contact information changes.

A Place to Discover What’s Next

In 1918, chocolatier Milton S. Hershey gave his fortune to the home and school he and his wife built in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Today, their gift continues to change the lives of children and their families from across the country.

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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.

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Milton Hershey School students participate in Graduate Programs for Success Division.

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!

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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.

Milton Hershey School students attending classes and professional referrals

Contact Us

For questions or assistance attending a Virtual Open House, please contact the Admissions team via email, phone (800-322-3248), or text (717-647-5050).

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. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.