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Admission Requirements

Archbishop McNicholas High School admits qualified young men and women of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to students at the school. The Admissions Committee looks for students who are committed to spiritual growth, service to others, and academic achievement. Students must demonstrate the ability to be successful within the Archbishop McNicholas High School curriculum.

Incoming Freshman (currently in 8th grade):

·         Submit Application for Admission and complete essay by November 18, 2018.

·         Grade Schools/Middle Schools submit grade school records, including standardized test scores (i.e. Iowa) by Friday, December 7, 2018.

·         Take the Entrance Exam

·         Schedule a Shadow Day

·         Interview with a member of the Admissions Committee (scheduled during Shadow Day)

·         Demonstrate ability to be academically successful and commitment to a Catholic education

·         Possess a satisfactory disciplinary record

Transfer Students (currently in 9th grade or above):
Archbishop McNicholas High School does not admit transfer students entering their senior year from the Greater Cincinnati area.

·         Submit transfer student Application for Admission

·         Submit Release of Records for transfer student

·         Interview with the Office of Admissions and Guidance Department

·         Possess a satisfactory disciplinary record

·         Demonstrate ability to be academically successful and commitment to a Catholic education

·         High School Placement Test may be necessary

·         Schedule a shadow visit, if desired, after interview with the admissions office.

·         Additional materials as requested

International Students:
McNicholas admits a limited number of international students each year. International students will be required to study on an F-1 Visa only, and must be enrolled from August-June. We do not accept mid-year enrollment or J-1 Visas. For more information on our International Student process, please contact Director of Admissions, Christina Mullis at  

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