What is the Standard Application Online (SAO)?
The Standard Application Online (SAO) is a free, online service for EMA member schools that allows students to submit their information, essays, transcripts, and recommendations once to any school that accepts it. Students have submitted more than 350,000 applications to independent schools worldwide using the SAO.
The SAO simplifies the application process to independent schools for students and schools by allowing families to use a single website to submit applications to a variety of independent schools that align with their interests, while schools can collect all information they need to make application decisions including biographic information, teacher recommendations, and transcripts online.
Each school can customize the application with their own Supplement Form.