Apply to Saint Ignatius

The Class of 2026 admissions application is now open.  The Saint Ignatius application is intended only for students who took the entrance exam at Saint Ignatius.  Before accessing the application for the first time, account credentials must be created.  Following the exam, students and parents of students who tested at Saint Ignatius were sent an email including their username and password instructions.  

Once account credentials have been created, the application may be accessed anytime by clicking:

The application and required checklist items are due December 15, 2021. 

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Admissions Cycle

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 March 1, 2022
Class of 2026 Placement Exams - March 5, 2022

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.

Entrance Exam

The Saint Ignatius College Prep Entrance Exam is on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Students must take the entrance exam with Saint Ignatius in order to be considered for admission. The entrance exam will be administered on Saturday, December 4, beginning at 8:00 am. 

Pre-registration for the entrance exam opens November 13, 2021. Saint Ignatius College Prep utilizes the HSPT. The HSPT has five sections: verbal, quantitative, reading, math and language (English).  

All students seeking admission to Saint Ignatius must also complete an application for admission, which will become available on Saturday, December 4, to students taking the entrance exam with Saint Ignatius. The application, including all required checklist items, is due Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

For information on the makeup exam, please contact the Admissions Office.
Students who take the entrance exam with Saint Ignatius must complete the application for admission, due Wednesday, December 15, 2021. The application login link will be located at the top right corner of the school website. Click “Login” in the upper right corner of this screen to access the application.  The application will be made available on December 4, 2021. Before accessing this application for this first time, account credentials must be created. An email will be sent from with the subject line of: "Important Saint Ignatius Application Information - Your Username" when the application is made available.

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 19, 2021.

Transfer Application

Saint Ignatius College Prep considers applicants for transfer to the 10th and 11th grades.  Transfer applications for the 2022-2023 academic year open January 1, 2022 and are due by June 1, 2022, with admissions decisions communicated within the month of June. Saint Ignatius does not consider midyear transfers.

Saint Ignatius is no longer accepting Transfer Applications for the for the 2021-2022 academic year.  

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.

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