Important deadlines to consider when applying:
Step 1: Submit an application
Click here to apply and to create an online account. Please complete the admission application. Submissions after December 10, 2021 will require a non-refundable $75 application fee.
Step 2: Complete the online application checklist
After completing Step 1 online, the applicant will upload their personal insight essay, Career Path essay (if applicable), immunization record, and birth certificate. Applicants will request transcripts, standardized test scores, discipline record, attendance record, and Archdiocese Common Evaluation forms directly from their school via their online account. Sign in to see your checklist items here.
Step 3: Optional Need-Based Financial Aid Assistance
Click here to access the financial aid application.
Step 4: High School Placement Test
Upon completion of Step 1, 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 academic scholarships. Students’ grade point averages will also be taken into account in this decision. Students taking the HSPT at another school are encouraged to request these scores be emailed to email@example.com before their SMA interview.
Step 5: Interviews
Each applicant and at least one parent/guardian are required to interview with a school representative as part of the admissions process. Interview times are given upon completion of Steps 1-4. Interviews will be online by appointment only and will take place January 18-31, 2022.
Step 6: Decision and Commitment Days
All admissions, scholarship, financial aid, and program notifications will be mailed and emailed on March 4, 2022 for all complete applications. The early bird registration commitment days are March 7-18, 2022. The Onward Scholars Program commitment deadline is March 11, 2022. Please refer to the decision letter(s) for more details.