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Testing Dates & Fees

General Information

Kinkaid accepts applications one year prior to the date of expected entry. You may complete your application online at the Admission > Apply webpage utilizing our Admission Portal.

In the Admission Portal, once you have completed the Parent Questionnaire, Student Short Answers (Grades 5-12), Family Information and submitted payment*, you will receive an email within 24 hours to confirm our receipt of the application. If you do not receive email confirmation, please contact the Office of Admission and Enrollment Management immediately at (713) 243-5033.

Admission Portal

You may use the Admission Portal during the admission process to check the status of your application forms.

Natural Entry Points

Natural entry points are Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Sixth and Ninth grades. Space availability in all other grades is based on attrition.


Kinkaid will accept individual testing from other schools as long as it meets our admission requirements. Please have test results forwarded to Kinkaid's Office of Admission and Enrollment Management.


For grades 5-12, register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) test online. Kinkaid will offer the ISEE on December 7, 2024, and it is only open to students applying to Kinkaid. If you would like to test at Kinkaid, the ISEE registration code will be sent to you in your completed application confirmation email.   Please note:  You need to complete your child’s admission application by November 22, 2024, in order to register for the ISEE at Kinkaid. Early registration closes on November 15, 2024.

Transcripts & Recommendations

Transcript Release and Recommendation forms may be found on the  Application Materials webpage. Transcripts must include grades from the two previous academic years and the current fall semester or first trimester. Please submit the Recommendation form(s) for the grade your child will be applying to enter in 2025-2026. Completed forms are only accepted from the school or recommender completing the form via mail or email to

Please note our Application Forms Deadlines. Application forms need to be forwarded to the Office of Admission and Enrollment Management by the deadlines listed below to ensure your child’s application file will be completed in time for review.

*Online application fee is non-refundable