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Application Procedures


Admissions Dates to Remember

Open House: Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ Noon-3pm

Entrance Exam: Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 8:15am

Applications now being accepted for Fall 2020 enrollment.
Transfer candidates may apply at any time, but transfer is generally coordinated for September or January. To complete an online application for admission, click here.

To submit an online application, you will be asked to pay a $50 application and exam fee online with a credit card. If you prefer to request a paper copy of the application, please call Mrs. Jackie White, Admissions Assistant, at 401.739.3450, ext. 162.

Appointments for shadow visits or tours can be scheduled on most days when school is in session, but there are a limited number of reservations for each day. Please call early for best availability. 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. Transfer candidates or their parents are encouraged to contact Mrs. Solomon at 401.739.3450, ext. 163 to discuss criteria for transfer.

School Transcripts & Recommendations

The Admissions Office will request transcripts and a counselor recommendation from your school after the entrance examination in December. A parent release is included on the transcript release and exam registration form. When completing the online application, you will be asked to enter the name(s) and email addresses for two teachers whom you wish to submit a recommendation for you; the Admissions Committee prefers that these come from an English and Math teacher, but it should be a current teacher.  Additional recommendations are not required but you may submit them directly to the Office of Admissions if you wish.

Entrance Examination

All students applying to the 8th, 9th and 10th grade are required to take the Catholic High School Placement Test, or HSPT. Exams take place in December, April, and the summer months. Please contact Mrs. Solomon to arrange for the next available exam date. 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, please call the Admissions Office at 401.739.3450, ext. 163 to arrange a make-up exam.

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.

Merit Scholarships

Bishop Hendricken offers approximately 15 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. However, 8th Grade SELECT applicants may apply for financial aid.

Notification of Admission

Students who complete the application process by January 1 will be considered among the first pool of applicants, and notification letters will be mailed on January 31, 2020. 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 Program.