Q: What are the residency requirements in order to attend Blackstone Valley Tech?
A: The student must be a resident in one of the following towns in order to be eligible to apply: Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Hopedale, Millville, Milford, Mendon, Millbury, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton, or Uxbridge. If accepted, proof of residency will be required.
Proof of town residency is required upon registering your child, three proofs, one from each category below:
Category 1: Lease/Mortgage/Rental Agreement, Legal affidavit from landlord, Section 8 Agreement
Category 2: Copy of any one listed utility bill: electric, gas, oil, cable
Category 3: Valid MA Driver's License/Photo ID, Current Vehicle Registration OR one of the following dated within the last year: W-2, Excise Tax/Property Bill
Q: What is the deadline for applications to Blackstone Valley Tech for those applying as a freshman?
A: The first Friday in February. However, most districts have their own deadline in order to gather and organize the necessary data to submit with your application. Please consult your guidance counselor at your current school.
Q: What is the deadline for applications to Blackstone Valley Tech for those applying as an upperclassman?
A: The First Friday in April. However, upperclassman may apply at any time. The deadline is for those looking to enroll for the upcoming school year. Openings for upperclassman for the upcoming school year are determined at the end of the school year and applications are reviewed at that time. If applying for immediate enrollment (current school year), applications will be reviewed and considered immediately.
Q: What if I am a private school applicant?
A: The student will follow the same process as a student that attends one of the district’s schools. They will complete the front and back of the application and then give it to their guidance counselor or other school staff to complete the inside of the application. Interviews for private school applicants are conducted at BVT. A tour date will be scheduled in late November for private school students and their guardian(s).
Q: What if I am a homeschooled student?
In addition to filling the front and back of the application, please view the home school guidelines
Q: What is the application process?
Students interested in applying for fall admission can access the online application on the BVT website. Once your application is submitted, we will notify your school of your decision to apply to BVT and will requrest the sending school's data. Contact the BVT Admissions office if you need a paper application.
Q: What is the interview process?
A: During the months of February and March, BVT staff will interview all applicants in each of their sending schools or virtually. Appointments for interviews at BVT will be made for those applicants who currently do not attend one of the 13 member district schools. These interviews will occur during the same time period.
Q: How do you prepare for an interview?
Practicing is the best way to get ready for the interview. Practice with family, friends and teachers. To help you prepare we have put together some helpful hints
Q: What is required by the district’s sending school/Guidance Counselor?
The sending school's portion consists of Grade 7 & 8 grades/courses taken, attendance records, behavior records, and the local sending school’s recommendation. Please see the Admission Policy
for more details.
Q: Can a student apply for the current school year (to attend classes during the same school year)?
Yes, subject to the availability of openings. Like 8th grade students looking to apply to BVT as a 9th grader, the student must obtain an application from their local school Guidance Counselor. The completed application must be returned to their Guidance Counselor to be submitted to BVT. An interview will be conducted at BVT.
What criteria is used in the selection process?
The Admission Committee takes into consideration five criteria: Scholastic Achievement, Attendance, School Discipline/Conduct, Local Sending School’s Recommendation, and Interview.
Q: What is the time table for the entire Admissions Process?
The following timeline should be kept in mind (subject to change due to COVID-19)
• November/December: Unfortunately, campus tours are not available at this time. We are
planning to create an opportunity for interested students and families to visit our campus
during the winter months. Please check back to get updates on the status of tours.
• First Friday in February: Application Deadline.
• February: Interviews are conducted at district schools. Private school students as well
as absences are interviewed at BVT.
• March (late): Notification/acceptance letters mailed.
• First Friday in April: Upperclassman application deadline.
• April 9, 2022: Placement testing
for accepted incoming freshman students.
• April (late): Deadline to accept for those who received an acceptance letter.
• June/July: Subject to availability of openings, applications for upperclassmen are reviewed.