Early Admission

Cathedral High School is excited to announce that for the first time we are offering families the chance to apply for admission via our new Early Admission process! Early Admission at Cathedral allows families of 8th graders to to apply for admission by October 1 and receive an admission decision the week of Thanksgiving! So now families can apply early, complete the process early, and still have plenty of time to join the Class of 2023!

Step 1

Step 1: Submit an Application for Admission by October 1

To apply for Early Admission, families can click here to create an online portal account and submit an online Application for Admission. There is no application fee.

Step 2

Step 2: Complete Additional Checklist Items

After the Enrollment Management Office has processed your Application for Admission, you will be be able to access your application checklist. Below is a list of required items, each of which is due by October 1 for Early Admission candidates (except for recommendations, which are due by October 31 for Early Admission candidates):

  • A copy of the student's 7th grade report card and most recent 8th grade report card
  • A copy of the student's 7th grade ISTEP results (or comparable standardized testing if the student's school does not administer ISTEP)
  • At least two (2) recommendations, which are done electronically, from the student's current teachers, counselor, and/or principal

Step 3

Step 3: Submit Placement Test Results

Each applicant for Early Admission must provide results from the High School Placement Test no later than October 31. These results can be from Cathedral's High School Placement Test Summer Academy, from our October 13 High School Placement Test date, or results from a High School Placement Test (HSPT) taken at another school.

Please note that results from the spring High School Placement Test taken at Bishop Chatard High School are not considered valid placement test results for admission to Cathedral High School and/or for consideration for merit scholarships at Cathedral High School, as these scores are percentiles that are normed against 7th grade norms instead of 8th grade norms.

Step 4

Step 4: Complete an Interview

Each applicant for admission to Cathedral High School must complete an interview. Early Admission candidate interviews will take place on Sunday, October 14. The Enrollment Management Office will email each Early Admission candidate's family about scheduling this interview immediately following the October 1 Early Admission application deadline.

Step 5

Step 5: Receive an Admissions Decision

The Enrollment Management Office will send admissions decisions to Early Admission candidates and their families the week of Thanksgiving!

Step 6

Step 6: Enroll and Join the Class of 2023 at Cathedral!

Each student admitted via the Early Admission process has until March 1 to finalize enrollment, although families certainly can enroll much more quickly and officially join the Class of 2023!

Want to know more about Early Admission? Have some questions? Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Early Admission, or contact the Enrollment Management Office at admissions@gocathedral.com or (317) 968-7370.