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.
Dominican Preview Day
Fall sessions are limited only to current 8th grade students
Preview Days are an opportunity for prospective students to our experience, first-hand, what makes Dominican different, while being hosted by a current Dominican student. The morning of your student’s preview day, parents are invited to hear from our admissions department about what Dominican has to offer, the admissions process, and have any questions answered. Participating students will attend a morning of classes and conclude with a presentation from our student leadership team, Knight Life.
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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.
The entrance exam is only available to prospective students who have completed the Dominican Enrollment Application.
2021-2022 Dominican Entrance Exam Dates
- Friday, November 5th
- Friday, November 12th
- Saturday, November 13th
We’re excited that you’re interested in our admissions process, please contact us below with your questions!
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 late December. 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 late July to early 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.