The Standard Application Online (SAO)

Streamline the application process for independent schools and students.

  • Setting Up Your SAO [Step 1]5:30

    Setting Up Your SAO [Step 1]

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  • How to Setup Your Standard Application Online

    How to Setup Your Standard Application Online

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  • How to Create a Supplement

    How to Create a Supplement

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  • How to Download Application Pieces

    How to Download Application Pieces

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  • How to Export Biographical Data

    How to Export Biographical Data

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  • Setting Up Your SAO15:28

    Setting Up Your SAO

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  • Using The Standard Application Online Overview20:09

    Using The Standard Application Online Overview

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  • How 
St. Luke’s School Streamlined Their Admissions Process with the SAO

    How 
St. Luke’s School Streamlined Their Admissions Process with the SAO

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  • An Interview with Peter Gilbert at Salisbury School

    An Interview with Peter Gilbert at Salisbury School

    An interview with Peter Gilbert, Salisbury School Director of Admissions and Financial Aid School: Salisbury School Location: Salisbury, CT Type of School: Boys’...

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  • Access and Applications Q & A

    Access and Applications Q & A

    The Yield asked three directors from community-based organizations (CBOs) to provide insight into the unique challenges facing students and families new to independent schools and how the...

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  • EMA Pilots a Standard Application Program with Community Organizations and Member Schools

    EMA Pilots a Standard Application Program with Community Organizations and Member Schools

    The Enrollment Management Association Pilots a Standard Application Program with Community Organizations and Member Schools 78 Families Submitted 269 Applications to 63 Schools Access. For...

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  • Seamless Integrate The Standard Application into Your Database

    Seamless Integrate The Standard Application into Your Database

    From The Yield, Fall 2014 Thanks to partnerships with Peter Frew, Director of Admissions at Taft School (CT), and Tom Sheppard, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at The Lawrenceville School...

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  • Meeting Students in St. Louis: ISSL Schools Adopt the SAO (Again!)

    Meeting Students in St. Louis: ISSL Schools Adopt the SAO (Again!)

    The Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL), early adopters of the SAO, decided a few years ago to pursue other application options that they felt would better suit their needs. Yet, after a less...

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