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Vanguard College Preparatory School admits qualified students regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical disabilities.

Students are admitted when previous academic/personal records and admission testing indicate that there is a reasonable chance for success. In the event that class size is at capacity, applicants will be placed on a waiting list.


To apply, please click below to start an application.  

An application must be completed to be on the prospective student list for 2020-21.

Please contact the school for an individual tour.

2517 Mt. Carmel, Waco, TX 76710
Telephone: 254-772-8111
Email Admissions
Fax: 254-772-8263

Email the Director of Advancement,
Chelsa Brindley Ressetar:
Email Chelsa Ressetar


Please use the information below as a guideline to help you check off completed steps for the admissions process. The process includes the following steps:

  • Online Application Click here
  • $85 Application fee - processed online
  • Files to upload to your application
    • Transcript/report cards. High School students please send the official high school transcript.
    • Writing Sample
    •  2 Teacher Recommendations via email addresses
    • Updated Current Immunization Record
    • Picture
  • Visit with Head of School/Director of Admissions
  • We encourage applicants to schedule a day “shadowing” a student at Vanguard.
  • OLSAT readiness test given at Vanguard by appointment
  • Math Placement test in May after accepted
  • Any Junior or Senior applying to Vanguard must have a special interview and will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Your admissions file is opened once we receive a completed application and fee.


    • Deadlines for admission applications are January 31, 2020, and March 1, 2020. After those rounds, we then offer rolling admissions based on availability.
    • After careful review of the applications by the Application Committee, acceptance emails will be sent out starting February 7, 2020, and March 7, 2020.
    • Starting March 8, 2020, admissions are done on a rolling basis until grade capacity is met.
    • All applications that are requesting tuition assistance must be submitted at the same time of the applications.
    • Many grade levels may have a waiting list. Admissions are processed on a rolling basis until grade capacity is met.

    If applying for Tuition Assistance:

    • FACTS Tuition Assistance application– FACTS Application must be submitted at time of the application - www.factstuitionaid.com
    • Please note that the process of awarding tuition assistance is a two-step The Tuition Assistance Application must be completed at the time of the application submission to be considered. Application/Assistance will be reviewed only after both are completed. Students will be accepted on a rolling basis once all assets are complete. Tuition assistance files are reviewed monthly.