Welcome to Admissions
Admissions at a Glance
There are several criteria that are used to determine acceptance to Jesuit High School. Students are evaluated as individuals to determine, as best as is possible, if they would meet with success in Jesuit’s educational program. This evaluation process is based on past academic performance, teacher recommendations, student responses to essay questions, as well as the applicant’s performance on a nationally named entrance exam.
Our applicants typically come from a diverse educational background. No one school provides a better opportunity for admission over another, and each year students are evaluated according to their individual records. The entrance exam allows prospective students to be compared to each other. However, it is not performance on this exam alone that determines acceptance. There is no specific score that can be considered to be a "passing" grade.
Normally Jesuit High School accepts qualified students only into the freshman year. Each year, as space permits, the applications of a select number of sophomore transfers are considered. In general, junior and senior transfers are not accepted. However, individual decisions are made for all applicants, with special preference given to students transferring from another Jesuit high school.
For more information on the 2012-2013 year, contact Admissions Director Steve Matesich '91, 813-877-5344, ext. 509.