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

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. Available August 15.

Step 3: The High School Placement Test

For the 2023-24 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 9 Courtesy Deadline (reduced application fee)

January 5, 2023 Final Deadline

Step 5: Admissions Decisions Announced

We will send out acceptance letters via email after 3:00pm on Friday March 17, 2023.

Step 6: Enroll

Enrollment for newly admitted students will open on March 18, 2023, 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.

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