Steps to Apply

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    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. 

    All applicants must take the Entrance Exam to be considered for admission.

    Test Dates: 
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
    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 the exam:
    1) visit
    2) when prompted, enter Cardinal O'Hara's access code: Z3

    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
    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. 

    Financial Aid

    Cardinal O'Hara High School remains committed to providing financial support for students who seek an O'Hara education.

    The application process opens on November 1, 2017. Financial aid applications for the Diocese and Cardinal O’Hara will now be processed by FACTS. The online financial aid application can be accessed here: You are encouraged to complete the application by December 31, 2017, for first priority.

    You are required to complete the financial aid application online using your 2017 tax information.  You can be considered for aid after submitting the online application and $30 application fee.  However, you then must submit your 2017 tax return by March 15, 2018, for verification.

    Please note that financial aid will only be awarded to students who are currently enrolled or have been accepted to O'Hara for the 2018-2019 school year and have also completed the FACTS application.

    If you have any questions regarding the application process, you can call Cardinal O’Hara’s finance officer, Ms. Denise Todd at

    Questions about financial aid should be referred to the finance office. Please contact Denise Todd at or 610.544.3800 x1828.
    Academic Merit Scholarships for 9th grade - Class of 2022 
    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 - $5,000 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.

    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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