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We’re here to guide you and your family through the application process.

Our Admissions Deadline has closed for 2024-25.

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Here’s a breakdown of the application process:
Step 1: Student Interest Form

Our Student Interest Form starts your application process, registers you for welcome events, and ensures you stay up-to-date on admissions deadlines. 

Step 2: Visit Us

See our welcome events!

Watch for new events starting September 2024.

Step 3: The High School Placement Test

For the 2024-25 school year, O’Dowd will consider the HSPT standardized test scores. For admission decisions, we will continue to take into account transcripts, portfolio submissions, and recommendations in addition to test scores.

If your student is applying to another Catholic school, please contact the school to which they are applying to understand their HSPT requirements.

More HSPT information here, including 7th Grade practice tests.

Step 4: Apply Online

December 8, 2023 Courtesy Deadline (reduced application fee)

January 11, 2024 Final Deadline.

Step 5: Admissions Decisions Announced

We will send out acceptance letters via email on Friday March 15, 2024.

(Sibling families may enroll after 4:00pm on this day.)

Step 6: Enroll

March 16, starting 3:00pm. If admitted, you will be asked to complete an enrollment contract, submit a non-refundable deposit, and select a parent pledge option to secure a place in the class. See the Enrollment Guide.

Use the Class of 2028 page for helpful information going forward.

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Contact Us 
We’re Here to Support You

Our Admissions Team is here to help you with any questions, from visiting our school to understanding the application process. 

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