Steps to Apply

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  • Step 1: APPLICATION

    Complete and submit the Admissions application. We encourage you to do this online by clicking on the Online Application box on the right side of this page.  If you prefer to download the application, fill it out by hand and mail it to us, please click on the Download Application box on the right side of this page. 
  • Step 2: ENTRANCE EXAM

    All applicants must take the Entrance Exam to be considered for admission. This exam also will be used to determine academic scholarships and course placement for those accepted.
     
    Test Dates:
    Saturday, October 8th or Sunday, November 6th
     8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Only those students who take the exam on October 8th or November 6 will be eligible for scholarship consideration.

    You can register up until two days before a test date. The registration fee for the Exam is $35.00 and must be paid via credit card through the link below.

    To register for one of the Exam dates:
    1) visit 
    hsptreg.stsusers.com
    2) when prompted, enter Cardinal O'Hara's access code: Z3
  • Step 3: RECORDS RELEASE FORM

    Download the Records Release Form, available on the right side of this page. Parents should sign the Release form and submit it the student’s current school. (Do not send this form to Cardinal O’Hara. That will only delay the process!) Ask the school to send the completed form to the admissions office at O’Hara at admissions@cohs.com.
     
    It is helpful to submit the request to the current school with a stamped return envelope and a request that it be done within 7 days. It is not essential that the student’s 8th grade report card be included. Parents can send a copy at a later date when it is available. 
  • Step 4: FINANCIAL AID AND MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

    Financial Aid
    If you are applying for financial aid, please visit www.aid.smarttuition.com to complete the financial aid application All financial aid forms must be completed, preferably, by December 31, 2016. Priority consideration for aid is given to the strongest students, siblings of O’Hara students, and children of O’Hara graduates.
    Questions about financial aid should be referred to the tuition/financial aid office. Please contact Denise Todd at dtodd@cohs.com or 610.544.3800 x1828.
     
    Academic Merit Scholarships for 9th grade - Class of 2021
    Academic Merit scholarships are awarded to the strongest students who have completed the application process. Carefully review the admissions procedures and complete them by December 1 to be eligible. Merit scholarships vary from $500 - $7,000 and are based on each student’s entrance exam score, grade school record, conduct and attendance records. 
  • Step 5: VISIT

    We encourage all prospective students to visit campus. Attend the Open House or schedule a Shadow Day visit.
  • Step 6: ACCEPTANCE AND REGISTRATION

    An acceptance letter will be mailed to each applicant after review of their records. Once accepted, students must return a completed registration form with $100 to the Admissions Office.

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