Admissions Process

Attend our next admissions webinar: Academics at ND on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00pm. Laura Swenson, our academic dean, will give an overview of our academic program, teaching methods, and student support services.
To sign up, click here.
We hope to make the admissions process streamlined as possible. See the steps to apply below. If you have questions or need assistance with the admissions process, reach out to our admissions office at or 423-624-4618.
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Create an account in our online admissions portal by clicking here. 
Once logged in to the application portal, complete the application for your child. Upon submission, there is a $75 admissions fee. Applications received before November 7 will receive an "early bird" discount. Applications are due by January 31 in order to be included in the March 1 notification date. Applications will continue to be accepted After January 31 as long as space remains available. 
All 9th grade applicants are required to take the High School Placement Test at NDHS. The test is offered Saturday, November 14, 2020 and Saturday, February 13, 2021. Register by completing and submitting an application with the appropriate testing date checked.
Transfer students without standardized test results from the past year will be tested on campus as well. 

In May, rising 9th grade students will be required to take a math placement test so that we get the most up-to-date information on their math skills to appropriately place them in their math courses.
Freshmen candidates will be scheduled for an interview with the Admissions Director. Sophomore and Junior candidates will be scheduled for an interview with the President. The interview will last about half an hour and will be with the applicant and parent(s).