Here are the steps to applying to O’Dowd. Click here to download key application dates and deadlines »
Fill out an inquiry form to register for admissions events and receive information.
Applications are available beginning in September. There are two application deadlines. Courtesy deadline: Apply by December 5th and pay $120. After December 5th the fee increases to $135. The final application deadlines is January 10, 2018.
All incoming 9th grade families are eligible to apply for Tuition Assistance. Tuition Assistance applications will be available online in December.
Provide recommendations by February 2, 2018 from your child’s 8th grade math and English teachers and principal or counselor.
Send transcripts from your school’s registrar to O’Dowd by February 2, 2018
Take High School Placement Test (HSPT). Required for all 9th & 10th grade applicants. Register online by January 10, 2018.
Admission decisions will be sent via email on March 16th.
Enrollment for newly admitted students will open on March 17th at 3:00 p.m. Complete an enrollment contract and submit a non-refundable deposit to secure a place in the class.
Navigating O’Dowd. Welcome event on campus for all incoming accepted 9th graders.