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Application Process Timeline and Overview

Applying for Fall 2020

Please email The Office of Admissions at admissions@jpthegreat.org as soon as possible if you are interested in an immediate transfer to John Paul.

Applying for Fall 2021: Important Dates

October 25 - November 7: Get to know JP by attending our Virtual Open House!

December 3: Diocesan 8th graders take the HSPT in their classrooms.

December 5 and/or January 9: Non-diocesan 8th graders, and homeschooled students applying for a 10th grade transfer take the HSPT at John Paul.

January 8: School application priority deadline. Submit application through online system by January 8 to guarantee an on time admissions decision. All supporting documents may be submitted by February 1 to maintain priority consideration. Later submission applicants will be reviewed based on space availability.

January 8: Deadline to submit, by mail or in-person to our front desk at JP, any scholarship applications. Supporting documentation must be submitted in a timely manner (meeting school application and aid deadlines).

January 18: Financial aid priority deadline: Submit financial aid application through online FACTS system by January 18 to guarantee an on time financial aid award decision. All supporting documents (submitted through FACTS) may be submitted by February to maintain priority consideration. Later submission applicants will be reviewed based on remaining funds.

February 19: Decision letters are mailed to priority applicants!

March 13: Register to attend John Paul the Great for Fall 2021!

Process Overview

Please review specific information for each type of applicant by clicking one of the options on the green list to the right!

Our application system guides you step-by-step through the application process. To begin, you will complete an online application form. Once submitted, you will have an account and application checklist to refer to in order to build a completed application file. The checklist will instruct you to directly upload items, request them from your current school, email the JP Office of Admissions, etc.

A completed application file includes: 

  1. Application Form
  2. Academic Records
  3. Principal Recommendation, or other School Administrator
  4. Teacher Recommendation
  5. High School Placement Test (HSPT) results (for rising 9th-grade students or 9th/10th-grade homeschool applicants)
  6. SAP, IEP, 504 or other similar documentation regarding any possible need for particular academic support and/or documentation
  7. Full disclosure of any disciplinary, behavioral or other issues during middle/high school years

For more information on scholarships, aid, and details for each type of applicant, check out those specific pages!