Each year more than 350 new students apply to enroll at Dominican High School. Prospective students must complete the admissions process to be considered for the incoming class.
Virtual Preview Sessions
Fall sessions limited only to current 8th grade students
Typically, prospective students would be hosted by a current Dominican student to witness a typical full day of school. Parents were invited to hear from our admissions department about what Dominican has to offer, the admissions process, and have any questions answered.
We know that nothing compares to an in-person visit, however, this year, we will be offering a virtual meeting for families to connect with our current students, teachers, and leadership.
Complete the Enrollment Application to begin the formal admissions process.
All students who wish to apply to Dominican High School must take our entrance exam. Students must complete an application for admission before picking an exam date.
Dominican’s Entrance Exam was written and developed by our teachers to best align the test with our actual curriculum. Because this test is customized to give us the most and best information about how our applicants might do academically at Dominican, we unfortunately cannot accept entrance exam results from other high schools, and typically our exam results will not be useful when applying to other schools.
This year, our entrance exam is being administered online. This online option is included in your enrollment application fee. If you wish to take the exam in person, at Dominican High School, there will be an additional fee. This additional payment will be made during the enrollment application process.
The online exam will be available beginning October 1, 2020. Please complete the Enrollment Application and Entrance Exam Registration in order to receive access to the online exam. Beginning October 1, our Admissions Department will send access information to all registered families. Families registering after October 1 will receive access information shortly after Admissions processes their information.
Register for the entrance exam below. Choose “online” or “in-person” based on the selection you made on your enrollment application.
Applicants’ most updated transcripts from Grade 7 and Grade 8 should be submitted to our Admissions Office by the December Admissions Deadline. Applicants must submit this records request form to their school’s main office in order to have the transcripts released.
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.