Application and Admissions

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

 September 3, 2019 
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.

Download Magnet Brochures

September 16, 2019 
Apply online. 
Applications may be submitted online from 12 noon on Monday, September 16, 2019 until 1 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019.  The online application can be assessed through the Magnet Online Application System.

Submit a paper application. 
Printable (PDF) applications will be available starting at 12 noon on Monday, September 16, 2019.  Paper applications must be postmarked to BCPS Magnet Programs, 105 Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204, by Friday, November 15, 2019.

Assessment Guidelines
for the high school magnet assessments will be available beginning September 16, 2019.  Applicants MUST obtain the Assessment Guidelines for each program to which they apply.

October, 2019 
Magnet Showcase Events at individual schools.

Download Magnet Showcase Schedule

 NOVEMBER 15, 2019 

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 15, 2019, will not be processed.

November 20, 2019 

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 2019 - January 2020 
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 for download below.  (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 for each program for which they are assessing.  Some programs require preparation prior to the assessments.  Assessment Guidelines will be available for download on September 16, 2019.

Download High School Assessment Schedule

 February 6, 2020 
(date subject to change)
Mailing of Elementary and Middle School Magnet Decision Letters form BCPS Magnet Programs.  See Admissions Process for more information.

 March 6, 2020  (date subject to change)
Mailing of High School Magnet Decision Letters from BCPS Magnet Programs.   See the Admissions Process for more information.