Admission

Applying to BC High

Thank you for your interest in applying to Boston College High School. We understand that applying to a new school can be daunting, but just as St. Ignatius called on his followers to be his companions, the Office of Admission is committed to accompanying you and your family through every step of the application process.
Our admission application for students applying for fall 2018 will be available by August 20, 2017. For questions, email admission@bchigh.edu or call 617-474-5010. 
We review admission applications holistically, considering a number of factors in our decisions. These include your academic background, your contributions to your school and community, and your recommendations, among other factors. Our hope is to get to know you well through your application so that we may understand your potential to contribute to our vibrant community and one day, be considered among a strong alumni network that spans the globe.

How to Apply

The two main entry points for BC High are for Grades 7 and 9. If you are interested in transferring to BC High, we will consider students for Grades 8, 10 and 11 based on space availability. Admission deadlines and requirements differ based on entry point.

You can apply online via your Ravenna account
. Through this account, you will be able to submit your application requirements, check the status of your application, and view your admission decision.

Application Guidelines

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  • Arrupe Division: Grade 7 Applicants

     

    Important Dates and Deadlines

    December 15, 2017 - Financial Aid Deadline
    January 17, 2018 
    - Admission Application Deadline
    February 16, 2018 - Decision Notification
    March 30, 2018 - Enrollment Deposit Deadline


    Required Application Materials

    All applicants to BC High, regardless of entry point, need to submit the following credentials:
    1. Student Application
    2. Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
    3. School Report Form
    4. (2) Teacher Evaluation Forms:
      • One must be from an English or Social Studies teacher.
      • The second can be from an academic teacher of your choosing (Math, Science or Language).
    To review detailed descriptions of requirements, please download and review the Application Guidelines.

    Testing Requirements

    Standardized Test: Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
    Offered at BC High 2017-2018: November 18, December 2, January 6
    Testing Code: 220180
    Testing Limits: 3 times in 12-month period
    To register: visit www.erblearn.org

    Applying for Financial Aid

    BC High benefits from an active and engaged community consisting of alumni, parents and friends of the school. Through their generosity, we are able to award approximately $6 million in financial assistance for our students. In order to be considered for financial aid, please complete the Financial Aid Application by visiting www.mytads.com and clicking on “Financial Aid Assessment”. All financial aid applications must be submitted between September 8, 2017 and December 15, 2017 for financial assistance awards to be mailed with admission decision notifications. Applications that are submitted after December 15 will be considered late applicants and financial assistance funds will be considered as available. We are unable to guarantee that funding will be available for those who miss the deadline.
  • High School: Grade 9 Applicants

     

    Important Dates and Deadlines

    December 15, 2017 - Admission Application Deadline
    December 15, 2017 - Financial Aid Deadline
    February 2, 2018 - Decision Notification
    March 15, 2018 - Enrollment Deposit Deadline


    Required Application Materials

    All applicants to BC High, regardless of entry point, need to submit the following credentials:
    1. Student Application
    2. Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
    3. School Report Form
    4. (2) Teacher Evaluation Forms:
      • One must be from an English or Social Studies teacher.
      • The second can be from an academic teacher of your choosing (Math, Science or Language).
    To review detailed descriptions of requirements, please download and review the Application Guidelines.

    Testing Requirements 

    Standardized Test: High School Placement Test (HSPT) OR Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
    Offered at BC High 2017-2018: 
    • HSPT: October 28, November 18, December 2
    • SSAT: October 14, December 9
    Testing Codes: 
    • HSPT: 506
    • SSAT: 1756
    Testing Limits: HSPT can only be taken once; SSAT can be taken more than once

    To register:
    HSPT: boston.stsusers.com; SSAT: www.ssat.org

    Applying for Financial Aid

    BC High benefits from an active and engaged community consisting of alumni, parents and friends of the school. Through their generosity, we are able to award approximately $6 million in financial assistance for our students. In order to be considered for financial aid, please complete the Financial Aid Application by visiting www.mytads.com and clicking on “Financial Aid Assessment”. All Financial Aid Applications must be submitted between September 8, 2017 and December 15, 2017 for financial assistance awards to be mailed with admission decision notifications. Applications that are submitted after December 15 will be considered late applicants and financial assistance funds will be considered as available. We are unable to guarantee that funds will be available for those who miss the deadline.
  • Transfer: Grades 8, 10 & 11 Applicants

     

    Important Dates and Deadlines

    December 15, 2017- Financial Assistance Deadline
    January 17, 2018 
    - Admission Application Deadline
    March 16, 2018 - Decision Notification
    April 15, 2018 - Enrollment Deposit Deadline


    Required Application Materials

    All applicants to BC High, regardless of entry point, need to submit the following credentials:
    1. Student Application
    2. Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
    3. School Report Form
    4. (2) Teacher Evaluation Forms:
      • One must be from an English or Social Studies teacher.
      • the second must be from an academic teacher of your choosing (Math, Science or Language).
    To review detailed descriptions of requirements, please download and review the Application Guidelines.

    Testing Requirements

    Standardized Test: HSPT, SSAT, ISEE, MCAS, PARCC, PSAT, SAT, or ACT (testing must be within the last 2 years)
    Testing Codes: HSPT: 506; SSAT: 1756; ISEE: 220180
    Testing Limits: HSPT can only be taken once; SSAT can be taken more than once. The ISEE can be taken 3 times in a 12-month period
    To register: HSPT: boston.stsusers.com; SSAT: www.ssat.org; ISEE: www.erblearn.org

    Applying for Financial Aid

    BC High benefits from an active and engaged community consisting of alumni, parents and friends of the school. Through their generosity, we are able to award approximately $6 million in financial assistance for our students. In order to be considered for financial aid, please complete the Financial Aid Application by visiting www.mytads.com and clicking on “Financial Aid Assessment”. All Financial Aid Applications must be submitted between September 8, 2017 and December 15, 2017 for financial assistance awards to be mailed with admission decision notifications. Applications that are submitted after December 15, 2017 will be considered late applicants and financial assistance funds will be considered as available. We are unable to guarantee the availability of funds for those who miss the deadline.

Questions?

If you have questions about the application process, please contact the office of Admission at admission@bchigh.edu, or at 617-474-5010.