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Application Time Line

Application Timeline

Magnet Application and Assessment Time Line

(dates subject to change – please revisit this site for updates)

October 4, 2017

  • Apply onlineApplications may be submitted online from noon on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, until 1 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017.  The online application can be accessed from the left-side menu. 
  • Submit a paper application.Printable (PDF) applications available from the left-side menu starting at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Paper applications must be postmarked to the Office of Magnet Programs, 105 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204, by Friday, November 17, 2017. 
  • Assessment Guidelines for the high school magnet assessments available from the left-side menu.  Applicants MUST obtain the Assessment Guidelines for each program to which they apply.

September - November, 2017

  • Magnet Showcase Events at individual schools (schedule included with magnet brochure and available for download from the left-side menu)

NOVEMBER 17, 2017

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE for all programs

Applications must be submitted online by 1 p.m., or postmarked to the Office of Magnet Programs by this date. 

Paper applications postmarked or received without a legible postmark 
after the November 17, 2017, deadline are not processed.

November 22, 2017

  • Last date to schedule high school assessment appointments. Schedule high school assessment appointments online at https://bcpsonlineapplication.com/apply OR call the magnet office at (443) 809-4127.

December 2017 – January 2018

  • High school magnet assessments administered.  Applicants MUST attend the school-based assessment for each program selected. (An assessment schedule, including information about scheduling assessments and inclement weather dates, is available from the left-side menu.)

Before attending the magnet assessments, applicants MUST review the “Assessment Guidelines” (available for download from the left-side menu).  Some programs require preparation prior to the assessments.

February 8, 2018 

  • Mailing of Elementary and Middle School Magnet Decision Letters from Magnet Office

March 9, 2018 

  • Mailing of High School Magnet Decision Letters from Magnet Office