Apply Now: Prospective Students

Application Steps

2020-2021

 

Step 1:   Create an online application account

Click here to create a St. Mary's Academy (SMA) online application account to complete the admission application, the personal insight essay, Career Path essay (optional-if applicable), and to pay the $75 application fee(non-refundable).

 

  • Early Bird DEADLINE- SMA Admission and Financial Aid Application

Complete Step 1 and submit the FACTS Grant & Aid financial aid application with supporting financial documents to SMA by December 15, 2020 and the application fee will be waived. Incomplete admission and financial aid applications cannot be processed and will not eligible for the application fee waiver.

 

  • First Round DEADLINE- The deadline for first round SMA admission, scholarship, and financial aid consideration is January 7, 2021. Applications received after this date, will be processed on a rolling basis as space and scholarship funds allow. Incomplete applications will not be processed until all documents are received.
 
  • Onward Scholars Program- Prospective 9th graders with a 3.5 GPA or higher can apply to the Onward Scholars Program. Click here for more information apply.  

 

 

Step 2:   Complete the online application checklist

After completing Step 1 online, the applicant will upload an immunization record, birth certificate, transcript, standardized test scores, discipline record, attendance record, and Archdiocese Common Evaluation Form onto their online application account.  

 

Step 3:   (OPTIONAL) Need Based Financial Aid Assistance

Submit the completed SMA online admission application, personal insight essay, Career Path Program essay (if applicable), application fee (non-refundable), FACTS & Grant Aid with all supporting documents online. Click here to complete the financial aid application.

 

Step 4:  High School Placement Test (HSPT) 

Upon completion of the Step 1 online application process, the applicant will automatically be registered to take the HSPT at SMA on January 9, 2021 (8:30AM-12:30 PM). Applicants are to bring two #2 sharpened pencils, a light snack, wear casual clothes and shoes.

 

All prospective 9th grade applicants must take the HSPT at SMA on either January 9, 23, or 30 to qualify for admission, scholarship, financial aid, honors placement and Onward Scholars consideration. Transfer students are not required to take the HSPT.

   

Applicants taking the HSPT at another high school are to request their scores be emailed to St. Mary's Academy at admissions@smabelles.org before their interview.

 

Note: The HSPT dates are subject to the State, County and Archdiocese health and safety mandates regarding the COVID 19 pandemic. We will keep applicants informed on updates and changes.

 

Step 5:    Interviews

All applicants, parents/guardians are required to interview with a faculty, staff or administrator as part of the admissions process. Interview times are given after taking the HSPT at SMA. Interviews will be online by appointment only. Interviews are January 18-23 (week one) January 25-28 (week 2) and February1-4 (week 3).

 

Step 6:   Decision and Commitment Days

SMA Admission, Onward Scholars Program, and Scholarship/Financial Aid decision letters are mailed upon completion of Steps 1-5. The early bird registration commitment days are March 9-19, 2021. The Onward Scholars Program commitment deadline is March 12, 2021.