|Alternate lists and late applications|
The Lakeside admission cycle is winding down as we enter the final stretch of our academic year. Our regular application deadlines have passed, but it is still possible to apply through the end of May. At that point we will no longer accept applications for school year 2013-14. All of our classes are full for 2013-14, but we accept late applications because it’s possible that some of our current students will move or choose to enroll elsewhere. We do not normally experience a lot of this type of attrition, but it is not out of the realm of possibility.
Any late applicant will be considered for a spot on the alternate list. Since the alternate lists are not ordered or ranked, our late applicants do not go to the “bottom” of the list. If an enrollment place becomes available, we will have internal discussions about what a given class may need, and then consider all students who represent the characteristics we are looking for. These qualities could include academic interests, personal qualities, extracurricular involvement, and of course academic performance and potential.
And for all those students who currently have a spot on the alternate list, these same rules apply. Since we are full, any alternate list movement in the spring or summer will be based on attrition of our current students. As always, thank you for your interest in Lakeside!