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The Application Process


Start Online Submission

To begin the Admissions process, click here to “Create an Account.” Then log in to your account and “Create A New Student Application” for your child. You will have the flexibility to log in and out of your account while you work on your application. The following items are included with the Online Application:

Parent Questions
Student Questions & Essay
Online Recommendation forms will need to be emailed to:

  • Current school’s leader,  A current teacher, a family friend/neighbor/pastor/etc.


Submit the Application

Submit the completed application. There is a $75 application fee. You will be able to print the completed application and monitor when Rio receives the student’s recommendation forms. 

If applying for financial aid, an online financial aid application will be emailed to you and needs to be completed during the admission process.





Review The Submission

Email the following to :

  • Most recent Grades/Transcript
  • Immunization records

Additional requirements for International students: (Please see the International Student Page for more information about attending Rio.)

Our Admissions office will contact you to help you throughout the application process, then update you on your Admission status. Download the Admission Checklist to keep track of what is needed to apply.


Get Accepted

After all documents are received and reviewed by the admission committee, you might be asked to be interviewed by the Admissions Committee. A decision regarding acceptance will be made within a few days. Once you’re accepted, you’ll receive an acceptance letter and a packet of information to help you prepare for your transition to Rio.




Make Financial Arrangements

Check out our Financial Page for more information about scholarships or financial help. The Financial Office will contact you to make financial arrangements. Contact Norman Barnhart () for more information. 





Welcome to Rio

Once you’re accepted, we can start planning your arrival to Rio. Think about your dorm room, your future room mate, what classes you’d like to take and what activities you’d like to be involved in. We can’t wait to have you here!

For more information or questions about applying to Rio, do not hesitate to contact us at (707) 431-5100 ext. 112 or by email at .