Apply to Saint Mary's » Apply to Saint Mary's

Apply to Saint Mary's

Thank you for considering Saint Mary’s as the high school for your child. Please read the application instructions carefully.  

Application Opens on SEP. 1, 2021: The application is now closed. 

1.  Application and Application Fee $100  

Click on the above link to open the online application.  Create a user ID and password, “click next”, and follow the directions for completing the online application. The application fee is $100 payable online by credit card or cash. Cash payment must be made directly to the business office within five business days.

2.  Submission of Academic Information, Recommendations, and Standardized Test Scores

The academic information requested is the applicant’s 8th grade grades, 7th and 8th grade standardized test scores, and math and English teacher and Principal/Counselor recommendations.

Please ask your child’s school administrator and/or teachers to provide Saint Mary’s with this academic information.  Download the appropriate recommendation forms at the bottom of this page which correspond to the type of school the student currently attends, i.e., Catholic, public, or private.

To simplify the work of the eighth grade teachers who are asked to complete the recommendation forms, Saint Mary’s will also accept a copy of a completed recommendation form from another Catholic or private school.

Links for the recommendation forms can be found at the bottom of the page.

Standardized Test Scores : Saint Mary’s requires that all applicants submit the most current standardized tests scores for the applicant. If the applicant took the HSPT Test at a Catholic school or ISCC test at an independent school, please submit those scores via email – If the applicants did not take a placement test for a high school, please request the most recent

3. HSPT Test Scores

All 9th grade applicants to Saint Mary’s College High School are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Students may register online. Again, write down and keep your HSPT login information safe. You will need it to make any changes or to print out your child's registration information for them to bring with them on a day of the exam. There is no additional fee to register for the HSPT. If a student is requesting extended time on the HSPT, please see our learning difference page.
The deadline to register for the HSPT is Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

NOTE: If your child has taken the ISEE or SSAT we will accept that exam in lieu of the HSPT. Please contact our office and forward your child’s scores.

4. Meeting the Student

Saint Mary’s will set an appointment to meet with the applicant for about 15 to 20 minutes. This is an opportunity for a member of the faculty or administration to meet the student and for the student to get their questions answered.

5.  Electronic Signature and Payment

Student and parent(s) will be asked to date and electronically sign the application for admission. There is a  non-refundable application fee, which includes the cost of testing, of $100 which is payable at the time of application submission.

After completing the application, parents are asked to review the application information before final submission. When you are satisfied with the information on the application, please be sure to click ‘Submit’ icon. To determine whether your child’s application was successfully submitted, parents should receive a confirmation email from infosnap.


Admissions Deadlines 2021-2022

September 2021
  • 01: Application Opens for the 2022-2023 school year
January 2022
  • 04: HSPT Registration Deadline
  • 06: Application Deadline
  • 08: HSPT Entrance Test
  • 27: Interview Night
February 2022
  • 04: Letters of Recommendation & Transcripts Deadline
March 2022
  • 18: Decision Day
  • 19: Registration Portal Opens of the Class of 2026


Recommendation Forms:

1. Recommendation Instruction Cover Sheet

2. Recommendation Forms for Students attending Catholic or Public/Private/Independent Schools (Includes: Secondary Schools of the Oakland Diocese Request for Transcript & Academic Information & Authorization Release  and Teacher/Principal/Counselor Recommendation Form)