Welcome to the Admissions home page. For more information on the Admissions department, please contact our department chair - Elizabeth Carney at email@example.com or by phone at 312.432.8411. For a complete faculty and staff contact list, please visit our Contact Info page.
|Carney, Elizabeth||Director of Admissionsfirstname.lastname@example.org||312.432.8411|
|Coleman, Karen||Campus Visit Coordinatoremail@example.com||312.432.8409|
|Valencia, Emily||Admissions Recruiterfirstname.lastname@example.org||312.432.8401|
An applicant for admission to the freshman class must have satisfactorily completed the eighth grade or its equivalent. To be considered for admission to Saint Ignatius, students must take the entrance exam at Saint Ignatius in January of their eighth grade year. The entrance exam score is very important because our applicant pool is always a very large, diverse group of students from all over the Chicagoland area. Following the entrance exam, applicants submit 7th/8th grade report cards, record of previous standardized testing, parent and student applicant statements, and recommendations.
The school accepts applicants on the basis of scores on the entrance exam, previous academic performance and standardized testing, the promise of future development, consideration of Catholic heritage/school, family legacy/tradition with the school (sibling/parent), and adherence to the policies of the school. Saint Ignatius College Prep admits students of any gender, race or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available at the school. The school strives to promote a 50/50 male/female population. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies or policies related to admissions, scholarship opportunities, tuition assistance, athletics and other school-administered programs.
Applicants may be offered admission for available places at the freshmen, sophomore, and junior grade levels. Transfer students are admitted during June in advance of the upcoming school year.
Eighth grade students can spend a day at Saint Ignatius as a "shadow" to one of our freshman students from September 7-December 9, 2016.
The annual Saint Ignatius Open House is Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. All are welcome!
Eighth grade students seeking admission to Saint Ignatius College Prep must take the entrance exam at Saint Ignatius on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The test begins at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude by noon. There is no registration for the entrance exam. Students should bring #2 pencils and a $25 test fee. Saint Ignatius offers the STS High School Placement Test (HSPT). Calculators are not allowed. Students may only take the exam at one Catholic school.
In order to make an informed decision on where to attend high school, we encourage interested eighth grade students to spend a day on the Saint Ignatius campus as an "Ignatian for a Day". Each eighth grade student will accompany a current Ignatian and attend class, meet teachers and students, have lunch in the cafeteria and experience a typical day of a Saint Ignatius student.
"Ignatian for a Day" or campus visits may only be made by students in the eighth grade. Campus Visit Days are available on any regular school day between September 7-December 7, 2016.
Registration, when open, is accessible online under "Campus Visit Program" link on the left menu.
Saint Ignatius considers transfer applicants to the sophomore and junior classes at the close of the academic year. The transfer application and following documents must be submitted by June 1, 2017:
Acceptance is contingent upon space, academic fit, compelling reasons for transfer, and the successful completion of the current school year. Completed applications are reviewed within the month of June. Priority consideration is given to those students who apply by June 1, 2017. Transfer inquiries after June 1 should be directed to Elizabeth Carney, Director of Admissions, at email@example.com.
Saint Ignatius College Prep does not have an international student program, nor does the school issue I-20 visas. While a student of any origin is welcome to apply for admission, he or she must do so through the traditional application processes appropriate to his/her grade level.
Tuition Assistance Program
Tuition Assistance is available to students with demonstrated financial need. We are fortunate to be able to offer tuition assistance to families whose children would otherwise be unable to attend Saint Ignatius. Each year we offer close to $3 million in tuition assistance. Accepted students will receive tuition assistance applications in their enrollment packet. Every family, regardless of family income, is invited to apply.
Tuition for the 2016-17 school year is $18,000. For additional information, please visit the Treasurer's Office page.