Applying to SHC

Class of 2025 Application Timeline

September 11, 2020

Applications available online for the Class of 2025 (see checklist below for link)

September 14 - November 18, 2020

Irish for a Day Program (dates vary)

October 2, 2020

Financial aid applications available online

October 9, 2020

SHC Leadership Panel Discussion 1

October 24, 2020

Open House 9 am-11 am

October 30, 2020

Parent Visit 1 - 9 am-10:30 am, 1 pm-2:30 pm

November 13, 2020

SHC Leadership Panel Discussion 2

November 27, 2020

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

November 30, 2020

Parent Visit 2 - 9 am-10:30 am, 1 pm-2:30 pm

December 3, 2020

Parent Visit 3 - 9 am-10:30 am, 1 pm-2:30 pm

December 4, 2020

Financial aid application due to TADS

December 12, 2020

Catholic High School Placement Test (HSPT)

March 18, 2021

Notification of admissions and financial aid decisions mailed to applicants

March 19, 2021

Admissions decisions can be accessed electronically after 4 pm

March 26, 2021

Registration for the Class of 2025 due by noon

Class of 2025 Application Checklist

  1. Application for the Class of 2025 
  2. Application fee
    • $100 by the Priority Deadline (November 27, 2020 at noon)
    • Subsequent to the Priority Deadline ($25 additional processing fee)
  3. HSPT testing (TBD)
  4. Financial aid application (if applicable)
    • Complete and submit the online financial aid application by December 4, 2020.
  5.  Clergy recommendation (optional)
    • Download and submit to your clergy member. Clergy member will submit the form on your behalf by January 15, 2021.
  6. Outside letters of recommendation (optional)
    • Applicants may submit up to two supplemental letters of recommendation by February 1, 2021.
    • 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 27, 2020.
    • 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 27, 2020 (form available within the online application).

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