Is there a deadline to submit my application?
St. Mary’s Prep operates as a “rolling admissions” institution; however, we do cap our enrollment at 150 students per grade. We highly encourage all prospective freshmen to have their applications submitted, shadow day done, and HSPT exam taken by January 9, 2017 . Transfer students should have their application submitted no later than December 1st for midyear transfer (January) and by July 31st for fall transfer (August).
When are acceptance decisions mailed out?
Prospective freshman who have applied, shadowed, and taken the HSPT exam prior to January 9, 2017 will be mailed a decision letter on January 27, 2017. Students who apply after that date will receive a decision once their file is completed.
Once I am accepted, what comes next?
If the applicant is accepted to St. Mary’s Prep, the Dean of Admissions will mail him a packet that includes a letter confirming the acceptance. In that letter, a date of reply will be listed. It is the parents responsibility to call the Admissions Office to accept their sons spot in the class. Once that is done, more registration information will be sent to you detailing the steps to officially become a member of St. Mary’s Prep.
If I am not accepted will I be notified?
If the Dean of Admissions is unable to accept an applicant to St. Mary’s Prep, a phone call and letter will be mailed detailing why the acceptance could not take place at this time. Often times, a deferment is issued. This means that the Dean of Admissions will wait to make her decision on acceptance at the conclusion of a particular marking period, or the current school year.
When will I find out if I earned a scholarship?
Academic scholarships are awarded solely on High School Placement Test scores. More information on these scholarships and the required scores for qualification can be found in the tuition section of this website. If the applicant qualified for an academic scholarship, an additional letter indicating that award amount will be included in the acceptance packet.
Do I have to shadow to be accepted?
YES! It is a requirement that the applicant shadow at St. Mary’s Prep prior to an acceptance decision. It is very important that Mrs. Castiglione has a chance to meet each and every prospective student and family. Shadowing is also a wonderful chance for the applicant to see what a day in the life of a St. Mary’s student is like- that is very important to know before you decide which high school you will attend.
What if I am having a hard time making my decision between two schools?
We understand how many WONDERFUL Catholic high schools there are in the Archdiocese of Detroit, and we know that you decision can be tough. If you are on the fence, shadow at St. Mary’s again! Mrs. Castiglione will talk with you about what you are looking for in a high school and we will help you from there!
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid is available. You can find more information on our Tuition page on this website. After a student has been accepted to St. Mary’s, and has decided that they will attend, the Dean of Admissions will send a financial aid application to them at their request.
If I have additional questions, what should I do?
Please call or email Mrs. Castiglione at ANY time! Our Dean of Admissions is very happy to help with the entire admissions process and help answer and questions that you may have. Every applicant is exceptionally important to us and we are more than happy to make this process as easy as possible for you!