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Applicants are encouraged to submit all parts of the Admission Application by January 31 to be included in the first round of admission decisions. First round decisions will be made by the end of February. Applications received after January 31 will be given consideration as space permits.

Submit the Application and Student Questionnaire
  • If you are unable to submit the application online, you may download the forms (from the Admission Forms section of this page) and mail them to the Cranbrook Admission Office with your $50 application fee.
  • Cranbrook accepts the SSAT common application with the condition that candidates also set up an online account and complete Cranbrook's supplemental short form.
Schedule a day for your child to visit classes and chat with the admission dean

  • Call 248.645.3413 or e-mail phudson@cranbrook.edu
  • Visits may be scheduled on weekdays beginning in October.
Register to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) at www.ssat.org (see dates below)

Character Skills Snapshot

  • Please have your scores reported directly to Cranbrook Schools. Our school code for the SSAT is 2650.
  • Recent scores for other standardized tests may be used in lieu of taking the SSAT. Contact our office to confirm.
  • Character and personal growth are an integral part of a Cranbrook education.  The Snapshot will help us get to know you better.
  • For students who take the SSAT there is no charge to take The Snapshot.  For more information go to ssat.org/snapshot.
Submit Principal/Counselor, English, and Math teacher recommendations
  • Download the forms and give them to your teachers with a stamped envelope addressed to the Cranbrook Admission Office, or your teachers can complete these forms online at www.schools.cranbrook.edu/recs then e-mail, fax or mail them in.
  • Teachers should submit recommendations directly to our office.
Submit an official transcript
  • Download the transcript release form and give to your current school.
  • Your current school should forward transcripts directly to our office.
  • Cranbrook requires grades from first marking period of the current year and the previous two years.

Online applicants may check their admission file at any time. If you have questions about the admission application process, please contact us at 248.645.3610 or admission@cranbrook.edu.

National Tests:

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Alternate FLEX Test:
Monday, January 21, 2019 (you will need an access code, 4V-5P9E-6V4N to register)
Saturday, January 26, 2019 (you will need an access code, 4H-5K9C-6Z5M to register)

International students may take the SSAT outside the U.S. (register at https://ssat.org/)

Contact Us

PO Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
(248) 645-3000