Admission Decisions

Each prospective student must complete three steps in order to finish the application process:

  2. Submit a RECORDS REQUEST to the applicant’s current school
  3. Take the Dominican High School ENTRANCE EXAM

Once all three  of the above steps have been completed, and records have been received from the applicant’s middle or grade school, the prospective student’s file is complete.

Complete files are sent to Dominican’s Admissions Committee, which reviews all aspects of the file and makes an admission decision for each applicant. The Admissions Committee considers many factors when making an admission decision including some of those included below:

  • Middle or Grade School Academic Performance
  • Entrance Exam Results
  • Teacher and Staff Recommendations
  • Application Essay
  • Behavior Records
  • Interview Results (if required)

The first admission decisions will be sent out in early January. Each applicant will be notified that the Admissions Committee has made the determination to place his or her application in one of four categories:


Letters of acceptance will include instructions about how and when to register for classes as well as other pertinent information.


A KIC START designation means that the applicant has been accepted on the condition that that he or she successfully completes the KIC START summer academic program. The KIC START program runs from early to mid August, and does require a registration fee above normal tuition.


Each year over 350 students apply for admission to Dominican, but there is space for only approximately 100 students in each freshman class. Unfortunately, this means that not every qualified candidate can be granted admission. For this reason, Dominican establishes a wait list every year. While many students who are placed on the wait list will not be granted admission, it is possible that a limited number of applicants are moved off of the wait list and are granted KIC START or Accepted status.


Because such a large number of students will apply, not every student can be granted admission.