Applying to Saint Ignatius College Prep

Application to Saint Ignatius College Prep begins with the entrance exam. Eighth grade students seeking admission to Saint Ignatius must take the entrance exam at Saint Ignatius on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Students may only take an entrance exam at one Catholic high school and must test at Saint Ignatius to be considered in our admission process. There is no registration or application required in advance of the entrance exam. Students must bring #2 pencils and a $25 test fee. Saint Ignatius utilizes the STS High School Placement test.

Saint Ignatius College Prep can provide testing accommodations on the Entrance Exam should a psycho-educational evaluation, IEP, or 504 plan outlining recommended accommodations be submitted in advance. Documentation should be sent to Mrs. Elizabeth Carney, Director of Admissions, by December 9, 2016 at

Following the entrance exam, students will submit an online application, due January 24, 2017The online application is accessible to all testers on the school homepage starting January 14, 2017. The online application to Saint Ignatius College Prep includes all remaining application requirements. This application and its components are reviewed in conjunction with the entrance exam score.

The Saint Ignatius online application includes:

  • General student and parent information
  • Responses to student and parent statement prompts
  • The submission of scanned 7th and 8th grade report cards and standardized test scores
  • Two electronic recommendations:
    • One Academic Recommendation from a current teacher, counselor, or your principal/assistant principal (Mandatory)
    • One Character Reference from another recommender of your choice (Optional)

The application is not accessible until the date of the entrance exam. A student can prepare to complete the online application by:

  • Scanning the following documents and saving electronically as individual PDFs:
    • 7th Grade Report Card
    • 8th Grade Report Card
    • 7th Grade Standardized Test Scores
    • 8th Grade Standardized Test Scores (Optional–If the student took a standardized test in only 7th OR 8th grade, he/she should submit whatever test scores are available.)
  • Considering who you wish to submit recommendations on your behalf. The Academic Recommendation and Character Reference are electronic recommendation forms emailed via the online application. In order to request a recommendation, you will simply need the email address of your desired recommender. Your academic recommender and character reference will receive an emailed link, directing them to an online recommendation form. Selected recommenders DO NOT need to prepare a letter of recommendation. Upon completion, the recommendation form will be submitted directly to the Saint Ignatius Admissions Office. Each applicant is allowed one Academic Recommendation and one Character Reference.

Considerations in the admission process include but are not limited to: Catholic heritage/school, family legacy/tradition with the school (sibling/parent), and adherence to policies of the school. Saint Ignatius strives to promote a 50/50 male/female population. Saint Ignatius admits students without regard to race, color, and/or country of national origin.