Admissions Process

Go Big Dogs!

You're on your way to becoming a Big Dog.  These are the steps you'll take to get there.

Tell us about yourself by completing the Inquire form

Next steps

We are here to help you discover the opportunities and advantages of continuing your academic and athletic future at CVA. We want to know more about you, answer your questions, and connect you to the people of CVA as you make big decisions for your future. Please fill out the form above to submit your inquiry. Once your inquiry has been submitted, a member of the Admissions team will contact you to discuss next steps and answer any questions. 

Application Steps

  1. Submit the inquiry form
  2. Have a conversation with a member of Admissions team
  3. Login to CVA’s application checklist portal
  4. Submit Application materials:
    1. Candidate Profile Information
    2. English Teacher Recommendation
    3. Principal or Guidance Recommendation
    4. Coach Recommendation
    5. Student writing samples
    6. Transcript or most recent grade report
    7. Schedule your on campus visit/interview (may be conducted virtually) and/or ski videos 

Visit Day & Interview

An important part of the application process is getting to meet each other, and an interview is a great way to do this.  Interviews may be held virtually or in-person.  CVA considers interviews to be more of an open dialogue, where applicants get to learn more about CVA, and we get to learn more about you.  We also  invite  you to visit and tour our campus.  As part of this visit you will be encouraged to participate in an athletic training session with the team you are interested in becoming part of.   If you are unable to visit campus and train with the CVA team, we do ask for video footage of you skiing or riding. 

By the end of the day, you’ll know all about CVA, and you’ll know if being a “CVA Big Dog” is right for you.

  • Applications submitted by April 1st are considered priority and families will be notified by April 15th of the Admissions decision. Decisions from family to CVA are due by May 30th.

  • Applications received after April 1st, are accepted on a space-available, rolling basis.

  • Financial Aid Applications due April 30th (if applicable) for priority financial aid and will be communicated to families by May 15th.

  • Financial Aid applications received after April 30th will be considered on a funds-available, rolling basis.

Look behind the scenes at CVA, featuring views of the dorms and classrooms, and on-snow athletics.

Visit, explore, apply

Financial assistance is provided to over half of our students, so we encourage everyone - even if finances are a concern - to visit, explore, and, if it's the right next step, to apply.

Through the admissions process, we examine term options and financial aid opportunities to ensure that tuition is manageable.

About Admissions

Admission to Carrabassett Valley Academy is based on a careful review of each candidate’s current academic, athletic and extracurricular record, personal recommendations, the family interview, standardized test scores, and CVA’s evaluation of his or her ability to benefit from and contribute to our program.

Applicants should be able to perform in a demanding, but supportive, college preparatory academic program and want to compete in skiing or snowboarding or join our non-competitive program.

Carrabassett Valley Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, or national or ethnic origin in admissions policies, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.