Applying to SHC

Class of 2024 Application Timeline

September 3, 2019

Applications available online for the Class of 2024

September 16 - November 21, 2019

Irish for a Day Program (dates vary)

October 1, 2019

Financial aid applications available online

October 11, 2019

Parent Visit 1 - 7:30 am-9:30 am

October 19, 2019

Open House 9 am-11 am

November 8, 2019

Parent Visit 2 - 7:30 am-9:30 am

November 29, 2019

Applications for Admissions Priority Deadline (noon); applications accepted after this deadline for an additional $25 processing fee

December 6, 2019

Financial aid application due to TADS

January 11, 2020

Catholic High School Placement Test (HSPT) 8:30 am-noon

March 19, 2020

Notification of admissions and financial aid decisions mailed to applicants

March 20, 2020

Admissions decisions can be accessed electronically after 4 pm

March 27, 2020

Registration for the Class of 2024 due by noon

Class of 2024 Application Checklist

  1. Application for the Class of 2024
  2. Application fee
    • $100 by the Priority Deadline (November 29, 2019 at noon)
    • Subsequent to the Priority Deadline ($25 additional processing fee)
  3. HSPT testing
    • Applicants are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Students may take the test only once. They may take it at any Catholic high school that they applied to, but it is free of charge if taken at SHC with a submitted application. Applicants may register to take the test at SHC within the online application. SHC will administer the HSPT on January 11, 2020.
    • Scores will not be released until after admission letters have been sent in late March. To receive these scores, please contact the Admissions Office at that time.
  4. Financial aid application (if applicable)
    • Complete and submit the online financial aid application by December 6, 2019.
  5.  Clergy recommendation (optional)
    • Download and submit to your clergy member. Clergy member will submit the form on your behalf by January 15, 2020.
  6. Outside letters of recommendation (optional)
    • Applicants may submit up to two supplemental letters of recommendation by February 1, 2020.
    • Recommenders must be people outside of your academic community who can accentuate a special gift/talent and/or speak to your personal character.
    • Letters must not exceed one typewritten page and must be mailed directly to the SHC Admissions Office by the recommender.
    • Recommenders must provide contact information including address, daytime phone number and email address in their correspondence so that the Admissions Committee can follow up with them if necessary.

Please Note: Transcripts and teacher recommendation forms will be requested by SHC on behalf of the student. They are not a required component of your application.

Students with special needs applying to SHC must include the following with their application:

  1. Professional evaluation documentation
    • Provide a currently active IEP, 504 Plan or other professional evaluation done within the last three years.
    • Documentation deadline for students with special needs is November 29, 2019.
    • If your student is taking the HSPT at another school, documentation is still needed to complete SHC's application process.
  2. Application for extended time on the HSPT
    • Download, complete and submit the application for extended testing time by November 29, 2019 (form available within the online application).

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