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How to Apply


STEP 1: Complete the application for admission

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STEP 2: Request for Academic Records

The following documents are needed in order for your child’s application to become complete, and for the review process to begin:

  • Academic Records (most updated current year and full report card from previous academic year)
  • All Conduct and Attendance Records
  • Most recent Standardized Test Scores (i.e. PSSA, Terra Nova, IOWA, SSAT, PSAT, etc.)


Download the Request for Release of Records. Complete the form and submit it to your child’s current school principal/guidance office. **Please do not send this form back to Cardinal O’Hara. This will only delay the application review process**




If your child's school has already provided you with official academic records and standardized test scores for your child, you can submit them online through your Cardinal O’Hara admissions portal. Click here to log in to your portal!



STEP 3: Come visit Cardinal O'Hara 

There is no better way to learn about O'Hara than becoming a LION FOR A DAY! For more information about all of our virtual and in person visit opportunities for this year, and to register, click here.



STEP 4: Look into our Scholarship Opportunities

We have a number of ways that students can earn scholarships and grants from Cardinal O'Hara and from outside organizations throughout the school year. Click here to see all of our updated opportunities!



STEP 5: Learn about Tuition and Financial Aid

Cardinal O'Hara High School remains committed to providing financial support for students who seek an O'Hara education. Click the link below to view our current tuition forecast and payment options, along with information regarding applying for financial aid using the FACTS application!  **Please note that financial aid will only be awarded to students who are currently enrolled or have been accepted to O'Hara for the upcoming school year and have also completed the FACTS application.** 

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STEP 6: Acceptance and Registration

A decision letter will be mailed to each applicant after review of his/her records by mid-December. After the first round of letters are released, application review will continue on a rolling basis for the remainder of the year.

Ready to make it official? You can register your child to attend Cardinal O’Hara by submitting the registration requirements in your Cardinal O’Hara enrollment portal.