Application Procedures


Dates to Remember:

  • Next Open House: October 22, 2017, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Entrance Exam: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:15 a.m.

The priority deadline for freshmen applications is January 1st for those students who wish to enroll the following September.

Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis after January 1st. We encourage you tClass-of-2016-Shirt-2o contact the Admissions Office if you are applying for freshman admission for September 2018 enrollment, so that we can best assist you to expedite the admissions process. Applications are accepted through the spring and summer months as long as seats remain available. Transfer candidates may apply at any time, but transfer is generally coordinated for September or January.

Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application

To submit an electronic application, you will be asked to pay the application and exam fee online. If you prefer to request a paper copy of the application, please call Mrs. Jackie White, Admissions Assistant, at 401-739-3450, ext. 162, or email her at jwhite@hendricken.com.

Appointments for shadow visits or tours can be scheduled at any time school is in session. Tours are also available on a limited basis in the summer months.

Transfer Candidates

Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule an interview, whether applying for September or January admission.

School Transcripts/Teacher Recommendations

The Admissions Office will request transcripts and a teacher recommendation from your school after the entrance examination in December. A parent release is included on the transcript release and exam registration form. Additional recommendations are not required but you may submit them directly to the Office of Admissions if you wish.

Click here for the Transcript Release Form.

Entrance Examination

All students applying to the 8th, 9th and 10th grade are required to take the Catholic High School Placement Test, or HSPT.

The next exam will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:15 a.m.

Applicants are strongly advised to take the Entrance Exam at their first choice school. Students who take the exam at Bishop Hendricken High School will be given priority consideration for  admissions, merit scholarships and financial aid review.  If you are sick and unable to attend the exam on December 2nd, please call the office at 401.739.3450, ext. 163 to arrange a make-up exam.

Merit Scholarships & The Entrance Exam

Bishop Hendricken offers over 20 merit scholarships to incoming freshmen based on their performance in the top 3-5% on the entrance exam taken here at Hendricken. Please note: There are no scholarships available to incoming 8th grade students, only for 9th grade. 8th Grade SELECT applicants may apply for financial aid, however.

Students applying for the 11th grade are not required to take the entrance exam. Instead, candidates for the 11th grade should submit their transcripts, most recent standardized testing, and two letters of recommendation from current teachers.

Notification of Admission

Students who complete the application process by January 1st will be considered among the first pool of applicants, and notification letters will be mailed on January 26, 2018. After this date, Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis as applications are complete, and provided seats are available. Families are strongly encouraged to begin the admissions process in the fall of the 8th grade year if applying for freshman admissions, or the fall of 7th grade if applying for the 8th grade SELECT Honors Institute.