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Admissions

Admissions Office Summer Hours

Please note the summer hours for the admissions office beginning June 12, 2017:

Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 2 pm

Friday: 8 am - 1 pm

Incoming Freshmen

Elizabeth Seton High School admits approximately 160 students to the freshman class each year. The deadline for submitting admissions material for entry into ninth grade is December 8, 2016. Each eighth grade applicant should provide the following in order to be considered for admission:

Eighth grade students presently attending Catholic elementary schools must:

  • Submit Seton’s application and application fee by December 8, 2016
  • List Seton as one of their three choices at their Catholic middle school
  • Take the HSPT given at their school in November and select Seton as one of their high school choices on the test day

Eighth grade students not attending Catholic elementary schools must:

  • Submit Seton’s application and application fee by December 8, 2016
  • Submit two teacher recommendations
  • Forward an academic transcript containing fianl 7th grade grades, first quarter of 8th grade grades, and standardized testing from 6th or 7th grade from their present school
  • Register for the Archdiocesan Entrance Exam (HSPT) given in December and select Seton as one of their high school choices on the test day



Transfer Students

Elizabeth Seton High School admits a limited number of sophomore and junior students each year, depending on space. In order to be considered for transfer admission, a student must:

  • Submit Seton's application and application fee by December 8, 2016
  • Submit two teacher recommendations
  • Forward an academic transcript, including the most recent academic semester

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions are based on a combination of factors and vary from year to year depending on the number of applicants and their academic profiles. Decisions are made by the Admissions Committee, which is comprised of a mixture of Seton's administrators, admissions officers, and guidance counselors. In general, a student's grades, standardized test results, attendance record, teacher recommendations, and essay responses are carefully considered. When evaluating transfer applicants, the Admissions Committee must also review the curricular sequencing of the student's current high school and whether the classes already taken are compatible with Seton's curriculum and graduation requirements. Please click here for a detailed description of the review factors.

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