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admissions criteria

Any student seeking admission to Saint Ignatius College Prep must take the entrance exam with Saint Ignatius. The entrance exam score is important because our applicant pool is always a very large, diverse group of students from all over the Chicagoland area. Following the entrance exam, students will submit an online application. The application is used to submit previous report cards, standardized test scores, student and parent statements, and recommendations. The entrance exam score and online application contents are collectively reviewed for every applicant. Other 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.

The admissions application for the Class of 2026 has closed.  Application information and timeline for the Class of 2027 will be posted in August 2022.

Transfer Application

Saint Ignatius College Prep considers applicants for transfer to the 10th and 11th grades.  At this time, our Classes of 2024 and 2025 are at capacity.  Saint Ignatius College Prep will re-evaluate the opportunity to accept transfer applications for the 2022-2023 academic year early June.  For students who are interested in receiving future updates regarding our Transfer Application Process, please complete an Inquiry Form.

Admissions Cycle class of 2026

Admissions Application Timeline
Class of 2026 Entrance Exam Registration - Open November 13 through December 3, 2021 at 12:00pm. 
Class of 2026 Entrance Exam - December 4, 2021
Application for Admission Due - December 15, 2021
Admissions Decision Notification - by January 27, 2022
Enrollment Deadline - February 11, 2022
Freshman Family Meetings - February 22 and February 24, 2022
Class of 2026 Placement Exams - February 26, 2022 (Humanities - Virtual) and March 5, 2022 (Math - In-person)

Tuition Assistance Application Timeline
Tuition Assistance Application Opens - November 13, 2021
Tuition Assistance Application Deadline - December 15, 2021
Tuition Assistance Notification - January 28, 2022

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

Applying to Saint Ignatius

Admissions Resources
Phone       312.421.5900
Fax 312.421.7124