Application Steps


Important Deadlines

Early Bird (December 10, 2021)

  • $75 application fee waived

Priority Round (January 14, 2021)

  • Onward Scholars application and steps are found within the SMA application
  • Priority consideration for admission and financial aid

Applications received after deadline will be rolling admission 


Step 1: Create online application

Step 2: Complete items on application checklist

  • personal insight essay
  • career path essay (if applicable)
  • Onward Scholars personal essays & recommendation request (if applicable)
  • immunization record
  • birth certificate
  • transcripts
  • standardized test scores
  • discipline and attendance record
  • Archdiocesan Common Evaluation Form

Step 3: Complete Need-Based Financial Aid (If Applicable)

Step 4: Register for High School Placement Test at SMA

9th grade applicants will be sent an electronic form to confirm their registration for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at St. Mary’s Academy on Saturday, January 15, 2022 (8:30AM-12:30PM). The HSPT is optional for admissions. However, it is required for applicants wanting to be considered for merit scholarships. Students are strongly encouraged to take the HSPT at St. Mary's Academy.

Step 5: Interview at SMA

Each applicant and at least one parent/guardian must interview with a school representative.  Interviews will be online by appointment during January 18-31, 2022.

All admissions, scholarship, financial aid, and program notifications will be sent out on March 4, 2022