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Application Process

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Thank you for your interest in applying to Central Catholic! In order to begin the admissions application, you must first create an account in our system. Click here to log in to your account or create one now. Once you've created your account, be sure to review the checklist items to complete the admissions process over the next few months.

Thanks for expressing an interest in Central Catholic! If you would like to learn more about our school, find out about events that interest you, get key dates and reminders, or begin your application process, please create an account by clicking the button below. Once the application checklist becomes available, you will be able to access and submit your admissions application through your online account.

What Next?
  • Create your admissions account.
  • The email you provide will remain the contact email and login email for your admissions account. 

Central Catholic no longer uses the High School Placement Test as part of the admissions process. Pertinent information gathered from the applicant's school (recommendations and records - including middle school grades, standardized test scores, attendance, discipline records, etc.), along with a family interview, provide ample information for the Admissions Committee to evaluate. Central Catholic's mission and commitment to educate students from diverse backgrounds ensures that admission to our school is premised on our ability to serve the academic, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of the student.

All enrolled freshmen will take a placement test in April 2024 to assist in course placement for the 2024-2025 school year. More details will be available after enrollment. 

All incoming 9th grade applicants are required to submit a writing sample as part of their English placement at Central Catholic. You are welcome to select one of four possible dates and times to complete this requirement - December 1, 5, 7 or 8 at 4:30pm.

IF YOU ARE TAKING THE High School Placement Test AT ANOTHER LOCAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, you do not need to register for a writing session at Central Catholic. A writing assessment is part of the HSPT at that school. Remember to request that your writing sample be sent to Central Catholic upon completion of the test. Once we receive it from another school, we will check it off your checklist.

For those who register to sit for the writing sample at Central Catholic, a Zoom link will be sent the morning of your registered date. 

Applications for the 2024-2025 school year is now available.
Sign into your admissions account and go to the checklist to apply. Click HERE to be redirected to your admissions portal.
Admissions applications are due January 12, 2024.

Tuition applications for the 2024-2025 school year are available after October 1 and are due February 11, 2024.

Merit scholarship applications will be available after October 1 and are due January 12, 2024.

Each applicant needs to submit English, math, and Principal/Counselor recommendation forms, as well as a Records Release form. All recommendation forms and records requests will be submitted electronically using your application account. Access to the recommendation requests will be available in December.

We want to learn as much as we can about our applicants so that we can provide the most complete and personal educational experience. Family Interviews are conducted in February, 2024. After you've submitted your admissions application and fee (and after December 5), you will be able to schedule your family interview through your online account.

Central Catholic notifies all freshman applicants via email and in a formal decision letter mailed in mid-March 2024.

Once a student is admitted for the 2024-2025 school year, they must enroll by March 21, 2024.

Key Dates

October 1 Open House
October 1 Tuition Assistance and Merit Scholarship Applications available
December 1, 5, 7, and 8    Writing Sample Session (Registration begins November 15 on your admissions account)
January 12 Admissions Applications due. Scholarship Applications Due
January 31 Teacher recommendations, transcripts, and records due (requests available December 1 on your admissions account)
February 11 Tuition Assistance Applications due
March 8 Admission decision notification
March 21 Enrollment Confirmation due for 2024-2025 school year


Teacher Recommendations and Records Requests

Main applications will be available after October 1, 2023. All application files must have recommendations from your current math and English teachers, a principal or counselor recommendation, and a copy of transcripts or records from middle school. Copies of standardized test scores, discipline records, special education records, etc. are also required (if applicable). Links for supporting documentation will be available after December 1, 2023.


  1. Log into your admissions account
  2. In your admissions checklist are teacher and principal/counselor recommendation forms. You will need to input the email address of the appropriate person who will complete the form.
  3. Once you submit the forms, the online system will email the request to the teacher/principal/counselor.
  4. Repeat the process for each recommendation request. The Records Request should be sent to the school secretary or registrar at your current school.

You may check on the status of your recommendation requests in your admissions account. Recommendations and records are confidential and will not be shared with applicants.

Families are welcome to provide paper forms (and stamped envelopes addressed to Central Catholic Admissions Office) to the teachers or school. Such forms are available upon request but are not encouraged. All paper requests must be signed by the parent/guardian and all forms will be sent directly to Central Catholic High School.


Paul O'Malley, Director of Admissions
Phone: 503.230.1056, ext. 1112 | E-mail