Admissions Process

DISCOVER FOR YOURSELF

Northwest Catholic has a personalized, friendly, and organized admissions process. We guide prospective students and their families through the admissions journey so they can discover for themselves if NWC is the right fit for them. We know NWC is the school where you know you belong, but we also know each student needs to realize this truth for him or herself. Throughout the entire process, we strive to answer every question and allay every concern as we know the decision to attend an independent high school is monumental and lasting.

MOVING THROUGH THE PROCESS

Grade 9 Applicants

All 9th grade applicants to NWC need to submit the following credentials:

Required Application Materials

  1. Student Application
  2. Principal/Counselor Recommendation Form
    • This form is sent electronically via the online application. If you would like to send a PDF copy, click here. 
  3. Official School Transcript
    • Using the RECORD RELEASE FORM, please ask your school to submit your official transcript for academic years 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and your quarter or mid-year grades for 2019-2020. We would also like to receive any standardized test results your school has such as the SBAC or Iowa Test.
  4. Entrance Test Results (HSPT or SSAT). Please see the information below on how to register for an Entrance Test.

Testing Requirements

Entrance Test Options: All 9th grade applicants must take either the High School Placement Test (HSPT) (recommended) OR Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).Offered at NWC Fall 2019:

  • HSPTNovember 23, 2019
  • SSATNovember 16, 2019

Testing Access Codes
HSPT: ZR
SSAT: 5412

To Register: HSPT: www.hsptreg.stsusers.com; SSAT: www.ssat.org 

*Applicants who have a 504 Plan, IEP, ICEP, or receive any type of accommodations, must submit a copy of their plan and testing prior to the application deadline. If the applicant qualifies for and wishes to receive extended time on the HSPT, paperwork must submitted one week prior to the exam date.

Applying for Financial Aid

If applicable, complete your financial aid application by December 1, 2019. Both parents/guardians must apply by the deadline in order to be considered. For information on how to apply, please click HERE. Applications that are submitted after December 1 will be considered late and funding will be allocated as available. Financial Aid decisions will be sent out in early March.

 

 

Transfer Applicants

All transfer applicants to NWC need to submit the following credentials:

Required Application Materials

  1. Student Application
  2. Principal/Counselor Recommendation Form
    • This form is sent electronically via the online application. If you would like to send a PDF copy, click here.
  3. Official School Transcript
    • Using the RECORD RELEASE FORM, please ask your school to submit your official transcript for academic years 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and your quarter or mid-year grades for 2019-2020. We would also like to receive any standardized test results your school has such as the PSATs.

Set Up Your Interview

All transfer students must complete an interview as part of their application process. Once all of your required application materials are submitted, please call the Admissions Office at 860-236-4221 ext. 140 to set up your interview.

*Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

Applying for Financial Aid

If applicable, complete your financial aid application by December 1, 2019. Both parents/guardians must apply by the deadline in order to be considered. For information on how to apply, please click HERE. Applications that are submitted after December 1 will be considered late and funding will be allocated as available. Financial Aid decisions will be sent out in early March.