Application and Admissions

Magnet Application and Assessment Time Line
(dates subject to change--please revisit this site for updates)

 September 4, 2018 

Magnet Brochure release. 
 Magnet brochures are available for download.  Baltimore County Public Schools will also begin distributing a magnet brochure to every student in grade PreK, 5th, and 8th.

September 17, 2018 

Apply online. 
Applications may be submitted online from 12 noon on Monday, September 17, 2018 until 1 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018.  The online application can be assessed through the Magnet Online Application System on the Applications page.

Submit a paper application. 
Printable (PDF) applications will be available on the Applications page starting at 12 noon on Monday, September 17, 2018.  Paper applications must be postmarked to BCPS Magnet Programs, 105 Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204, by Friday, November 16, 2018.

Assessment Guidelines
for the high school magnet assessments will be available from the High School Assessments and Scheduling page.  Applicants MUST obtain the Assessment Guidelines for each program to which they apply.

October - November, 2018 

Magnet Showcase Events at individual schools.

 NOVEMBER 16, 2018 

for all programs
Applications must be submitted online by 1 p.m., or postmarked to BCPS Magnet Programs by this date.

Paper applications postmarked or received without a legible postmark after the November 16, 2018, will not be processed.

November 21, 2018 

Last date to schedule high school assessment appointments. 
Schedule high school assessment appointments online through the Magnet Online Application System OR call BCPS Magnet Programs at (443) 809-4127.

 December 2018 - January 2019 

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 on the High School Assessments page.  (Note: There are no assessments for Overlea High's Health Sciences and New Town High's International Studies magnet programs).

Before attending the magnet assessments, applicants MUST review the "Assessment Guidelines" (available for download from the High School Assessments page).  Some programs require preparation prior to the assessments.

Download High School Assessment Schedule

 February 7, 2019
(date subject to change)

Mailing of Elementary and Middle School Magnet Decision Letters form BCPS Magnet Programs.  See the Admissions page for more information on the Admissions process.

 March 8, 2019  (date subject to change)

 Mailing of High School Magnet Decision Letters from BCPS Magnet Programs.
  See the Admissions page for more information on the Admissions process.