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Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in Tampa Catholic. Students are accepted if they meet all criteria listed. Transfer students are evaluated to determine if they would meet with success in Tampa Catholic's academically challenging college preparatory program and ensure accurate graduation credits. All students will be reviewed by the admission committee and if all criteria is not met, admission could be denied.

*Transfer students currently living in the Tampa Bay area are only accepted at the beginning of a semester.  Tampa Catholic does not accept seniors as transfer students or juniors at the beginning of the second semester.

Students who have documented special needs and who do not meet all four criteria may be admitted if the student’s needs can be accommodated and there is the probability that those accommodations will ensure success at Tampa Catholic. The complete results of a psychological-educational evaluation done within the last three years must be submitted for the application of a special needs student to be considered.

No student is excluded because of race, religion, gender, or ethnic background.

Upon completing the online application, you will be provided a confirmation and instructions to provide necessary documents for our admissions committee review. It is extremely important that you provide an accurate and active email address when applying, as we will use this method to communicate your application status.



Incoming Freshmen Class of 2021

Step 1: Complete the Online Application - Apply Now. This link allows you to apply to Tampa Catholic by creating an online account, select an entrance exam date and submit the $50.00 (non-refundable) application fee.

You will be provided an email confirmation and instructions to acquire necessary *documents. 

If you do not receive an email, please contact the Enrollment Office: msingletary@tampacatholic.org or scopestick@tampacatholic.org, 813-870-0860 ext. 121 or 232.

It is extremely important that you provide an accurate and active email address when applying as we will use this method to communicate your application status.

Tampa Catholic uses the High School Placement Test/HSPT as one of the criteria for admission/acceptance for 9th grade.  Preparation is not required.  However, there are HSPT test prep books available at local bookstores/amazon.  

Next Admissions Tests / HSPT: Contact the enrollment office.  Bring 2 #2 pencils. Calculators not permitted. Snacks permitted at break. Cell phones must be turned off. 

Step 2: After you complete an application; an email will be sent to you to print documents and give them to your child's present school. These admissions *documents must be received from their current school before the admissions committee review. *Documents include: records release, Principal, Math, & English Evaluation forms, 7th & 8th Grade academic history, and any standardized test scores. These documents are sent to Tampa Catholic from the current school.  If you did not receive these forms, please call the Enrollment Office.

The Admissions Committee reviews an applicant's HSPT results, academic history, standardized test scores, Principal, Math, English Evaluation forms and makes the final decision on admission to Tampa Catholic.

Step 3: Notification of admission status Students will receive notification on a case by case basis after all admissions forms are complete.

When an applicant receives an acceptance letter to Tampa Catholic High School, he or she will also receive instructions for online enrollment/registration, as well as tuition and financial aid information. 

Step 4: See I've Been Accepted

*Transfer Students 

Class of 2020, 2019, 2018

Step 1: Complete the Online Transfer Application - Apply Now allows you to create an online account to apply as a transfer student to Tampa Catholic and submit the $50.00 (non-refundable) application fee. You will be provided a confirmation email and request for records - (two years of academic history including standardized test scores, courses with grades in process and a transfer student affidavit).

It is extremely important that you provide an accurate and active email address when applying as we will use this method to communicate your application status.  

Step 2:  After you have submitted an application, you will receive an email to request records from you students' current school. After the required records and transfer affidavit are received, an Admissions Committee reviews the applicants file and makes the final decision on admissions. 

Step 3: Parent/Student will receive a letter of notification (admissions status) via email after the Admissions Committee review.

When a transfer applicant receives an acceptance letter to Tampa Catholic High School, he or she will also receive instructions for online enrollment/registration, as well as tuition and financial aid information. 

Step 4: See I've Been Accepted

Appeals

Families wishing to appeal a decision of the admission committee should contact
the Director of Enrollment, Sherry Copestick at 813-870-0860 ext. 232. 

  

Freshman Admission Criteria

  • 50th percentile or higher on the Tampa Catholic entrance exam (HSPT)
  • Essay - provided at time of entrance test
  • Satisfactory discipline and attendance records
  • Grades of C or higher on both 7th and 8th grade report cards
  • 50th percentile or higher on standardized tests
  • Recommendation letters (supplied in your application packet) from the current school Principal, English and Math teachers.



Transfer Student Admission Criteria

  • High school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • 50% percentile or higher on standardized tests
  • Satisfactory discipline and attendance records and appropriate school recommendations/forms
  • No deficient credits
  • Letter of good standing/transfer affidavit from current school
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