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admissions policy, criteria, and process

Saint Ignatius College Prep accepts applicants on the basis of entrance exam scores, previous academic performance and standardized testing, the promise of future development, consideration of Catholic heritage/school, the family's history (if any) with the school, 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.  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.

An applicant for admission to the freshman class must be in the eighth grade. To be considered for admission to Saint Ignatius, students must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) Entrance Exam on December 3, 2022 at 8:00 a.m., and complete an application for admission. The application becomes available to students following the administration of the HSPT. 

Saint Ignatius College Prep has a holistic admissions review process within which a range of application components are reviewed collectively and comprehensively. Along with the HSPT entrance exam scores, our application for admission includes: final 7th grade and first term 8th grade report cards, a record of standardized testing from 7th and/or 8th grade, student and parent applicant statements, and recommendations.
Admissions Application Timeline
Class of 2027 Entrance Exam Registration - Open November 12, 2022 through December 2, 2022 at 12:00pm. 
Class of 2027 Entrance Exam - December 3, 2022
Application for Admission Due - December 14, 2022
Admissions Decision Notification - by January 26, 2023
Enrollment Deadline - February 10, 2023
Freshman Family Meetings - February 21 and February 23, 2023
Class of 2027 Placement Exams - February 25 and March 4, 2023 

Tuition Assistance Application Timeline
Tuition Assistance Application Opens - November 12, 2022
Tuition Assistance Application Deadline - December 14, 2022
Tuition Assistance Notification - January 26, 2023

Please note, dates are subject to change as the academic year moves forward.

testing accommodations

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, including the completed Request for Accommodations Form, must be sent to Mrs. Shana Del Toro-McCann, Learning Specialist at by Friday, November 18, 2022.

Transfer Application

Saint Ignatius College Prep considers applicants for transfer to the 10th and 11th grades.  Transfer applications for the 2023-2024 academic year open March 1, 2023 and are due by May 12, 2023, with admissions decisions communicated within the month of June. Saint Ignatius does not consider midyear transfers.

For students who are interested in receiving future updates regarding our Transfer Application Process, please complete an Inquiry Form.

Applying to Saint Ignatius

Admissions Resources
Phone       312.421.5900
Fax 312.421.7124