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Admissions Process


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.

Required Application Materials

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid based on financial need is determined with the help of an assessment by SMARTAid. The Financial Aid application and instructions are available HERE. Families must complete the online application by December 1, 2021 using the NWC school code 13337. Applications received after December 1, 2021 will be placed on a waiting list for consideration, if funds become available. 

Each financial aid application involves a unique set of family circumstances. When assessing a family's financial aid need, there are many factors taken into consideration, such as income, assets, debt, tuition at other schools, number of family members, age of parents, and other factors reported on the SMARTAid application. 

Both parents/guardians are expected to submit financial information in order to establish a student’s eligibility for financial aid. You may submit a petition for a waiver if your child has minimal or no contact with the noncustodial parent/guardian.

Parents/Guardians seeking financial aid must submit an application annually. Those receiving academic scholarships do not need to re-apply.

A list of scholarships that students can apply for, in addition to financial aid, can be found here.

Testing Requirements 

NWC uses the HSPT or SSAT (school code 5412) for proper academic placement. The exam will be administered at NWC in-person. To reserve your seat for the exam, create an admissions account and complete the online application. Your seat will only be reserved once you finish the application form and submit the payment. NWC accommodates extended time for students who qualify. 

Contact the Admissions Office

Gillian Ritter
Director of Admissions and International Programs
860-236-4221 x140

Cindy Fusco-
Associate Director of Admissions
860-236-4221 x161


We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2022!

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