Admissions process

 

HIGH SChOOL PLACEMENT TEST (HSPT)

Students wishing to apply to the Immaculata High School Class of 2021 must take the Diocese of Metuchen High School Placement Test (HSPT). The test will be administered on the following dates:

Saturday, April 8, 2017 beginning at 8:00 am

Monday, April 10, 2017 beginning at 9:00 am

There is a $60 testing fee due on the day of testing. This fee may be paid in cash or by check made payable to Immaculata High School.

Advanced registration for the HSPT is required. You may register online by clicking here

If your child has an active ISP/IEP, you must contact the Admissions Office at least three days prior to testing to discuss any necessary accommodations. A complete copy of the plan, including educational and psychological testing results and a list of accommodations must be provided to the Admissions Office.  
 
 

ADDITIONAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS 

In addition to taking the placement test, all students seeking admission to the Immaculata High School Class of 2021 must complete an application and submit a record of grades for Grades 6, 7, and 8 as well as any available standardized test scores. 

The application process for the Class of 2021 is as follows: 

All students applying to the Immaculata High School Class of 2021 should use our online application form. 

Online Application Form

In addition, all applicants must download, print, and complete the Immaculata High School Applicant Grade Form. This form should then be submitted to the 8th grade teacher or guidance counselor with instructions to forward the completed form, along with the final 6th and 7th grade report cards, current 8th grade report card, and 6th and 7th grade standardized test results, directly to the Immaculata High School Admissions Office.  

Immaculata High School Applicant Grade Form

 

**New for Fall 2016**

For students applying to the Class of 2021, the following opportunities are available:  

Optional Admissions Interview

Immaculata High School's Admissions Interview is an optional part of our admissions process. The interviews are one of the many types of opportunities we provide for students to have contact with Immaculata High School.  By offering the optional interview, we have the opportunity to learn more about our applicants through conversation and interaction. The interview serves as a platform for interested students to share their academic, extracurricular, and personal interests.

Interviews are one-on-one sessions with an Immaculata Admissions representative which will last approximately 15-20 minutes. During this session, we will ask questions to learn more about students' personal and academic interests. 

Upon submitting an application to Immaculata, students become eligible to request an interview with our Admissions Office. Interviews will be held on select evenings and weekends in the Fall. A complete schedule of available dates will be available in September.

Please note that interviews will not contribute to our admission decision, and are not required for admission. Admission will continue to be determined by an evaluation of HSPT performance and existing transcripts. 

Why Would I Choose to Interview?
- To communicate strengths and interests otherwise not expressed in the written application. 
- To experience time with an Immaculata faculty/staff member who can address any questions.
- To gain experience in interviewing, and practice building confidence and professionalism.

HSPT Prep Course

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is an assessment used by many Catholic high schools throughout the country and a required part of the admissions process for high schools in the Diocese of Metuchen. Students are tested on reading, sentence completion, verbal skills, spelling and vocabulary, and quantitative skills. The HSPT Prep course offered at Immaculata High School prepares students for all areas of the exam.

Click here to download the mail-in sign-up form.

When: 5 weeks, September 20, 2016 – October 18, 2016; 10 sessions

Tuesday 9/20, Thursday 9/22, Tuesday 9/27, Thursday 9/29, Tuesday 10/4, Thursday 10/6, Tuesday 10/11, Thursday 10/13, Monday 10/17, Tuesday 10/18

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Includes: 10 one-hour sessions, located at IHS; HSPT Prep workbook

Who: Open to 8th graders preparing to take the HSPT in Fall 2016

Class Size: Space is limited – will not exceed 20 students

Why: Students will review the math, reading, vocabulary and grammar skills tested on the HSPT. Students will also learn test-taking strategies to help them feel more confident. 

Cost per student: $200.00



APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer students are admitted in September and at the start of the second semester in January. To be considered for transfer admission, prospective transfer students will need to submit a completed transfer application, a completed recommendation form, and a transcript of high school grades.

The Transfer Student Application may be completed online by clicking here: Online Transfer Student Application

In addition, all transfer applicants must download, print, and submit the Recommendation Form (see below) directly to the student's current guidance counselor. The guidance counselor will complete the form, attach a transcript of grades, and forward directly to Immaculata High School.

Recommendation Form

Following receipt of the online Transfer Application, Recommendation Form, and transcript of grades, prospective students and parents will be invited to school for an on-site interview. A final decision on acceptance will be made after the on-site interview. 

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Immaculata High School welcomes international students to join our community. Recent international students have come from China, Germany, Italy, Mexico, South Korea, and Vietnam,

Please Note: All Chinese and Korean international students must use Cambridge Institute for Admissions. For more information, please use our Cambridge Student inquiry Link:
Student Inquiry Link: https://www.thecambridgenetwork.com/school-lp-student-inquiry-option-2/ 

Additionally, if your family is interested in learning more about Host Family opportunities, please inquire using our Host Family Inquiry link:
Host Family Inquiry Link: https://www.gphomestay.com/host-families-foreign-international-students/host-family-inquiry-form/ 

Applicants from all other countries should contact our Admissions Office for application procedures.

If you have any questions about our Admissions process, please contact our Director of Admissions, Mrs. Michele Blandino, at (908)722-0200, Ext. 218 or via email: mblandino@immaculatahighschool.org.

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