How to Apply

Application Steps for 2016-17

Inquiry Form
Complete the Mercy Inquiry Form to sign up for all events, as well receive the latest updates regarding the Admissions Process and upcoming events.


If you are an 8th grader, schedule a Shadow Day to experience a day as a Mercy Crusader! Please check with your school for testing days and other events before scheduling your shadow day so that you do not have to change your date.


Click here for the online application

Priority Deadline: Monday, December 12, 2016

All AMES applicants and Financial Aid applicants are required to apply by December 12.
Fee $75.00 (application fee goes up to $100 after December 12, 2016)

Final Application Deadline: Friday January 6, 2017

Transcript Request Form

The Transcript Request Form should be sent to your daughter's current school. This is a "fillable" PDF form which the school can complete and email back to us.

Transcript Release Form

If your daughter's school requires a written release from the parent to send her transcripts, please sign this Transcript Release Form and give it to the school.

Recommendation Forms

The following forms can be submitted electronically or in hard-copy. Electronic submissions are preferred. These forms are included in the online application and can be sent electronically (email address supplied by the applicant) to the recipient to complete and submit securely.

Teacher or Counselor Recommendation Form (required) – From one current teacher, school administrator or counselor.

Mathematics Placement Form (Optional) – To be completed by current math teacher. This form is optional but strongly encouraged.

Clergy Recommendation Form (Required for Archdiocesan FA*/Optional for others) – Submit this form to your church or faith community if you are actively involved in your community or church.
* This form is required for financial aid applicants in order to be considered for Archdiocesan assistance.


Take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) on January 14, 2017. You can register to take the HSPT at Mercy when you complete the online application. Click here for more information.

Doors open at 8:00 a.m.; test runs from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 12:00 p.m.

Students wanting to test with extended time require documentation. Please complete the Extended Time Test application. Extended Time test runs from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m.


Applicants and their parents/guardians are required to attend an Admissions Family Interview on either February 4, 7 or 8, 2017. Select your date and time preference when you complete the online application.

Financial Aid

For those applying for financial aid, applications are due on December 12, 2016.

Academic Mentoring Educational Support Applications (AMES)

Students with learning differences applying to Mercy’s AMES Program must include the following with their application:

  • A currently active IEP, 504 Plan or other professional evaluation done within the last three years. Documentation deadline for students applying to the AMES Program is December 12, 2016.
  • Application for extended time on the HSPT. This form is available within the online application for admission.
Decision Letters

Admissions Decision Letters will be mailed Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Electronic notification of Admissions Decisions will sent on Friday March 17, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.


Register for the Mercy Class of 2021 by March 27, 2017.

Class of 2021 Welcome

Attend the Class of 2021 Student and Parent Welcome on April 11, 2017 at 7 p.m.

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