2022-2023 Admissions Calendar

September 1

St. Mary’s Academy (SMA) and Onward Scholars Program Applications are Now Available Online

 

Click on the Admission Application button to create an account to start your admissions process. The application fee is $75, however it is waived until December 9, 2022.


September 27

Virtual Meet and Greet Monday (6:30-7:30 pm)

The SMA Admissions Team and Onward Scholars Program will host a virtual Meet and Greet information session for prospective families. 

Each Meet and Greet Monday will offer a different set of guests speaking about the following topics: career path programs, co-curricular activities, academics, and our unique sisterhood.

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Virtual Meet and Greet Monday (Spanish, 6:30-7:30 pm)

The SMA Admissions Team and Onward Scholars Program will host a virtual Meet and Greet information session for prospective families.

Each Meet and Greet Monday will offer a different set of guests speaking about the following topics: career path programs, co-curricular activities, academics, and our unique sisterhood.


Oct. 18

“Trunk or Treat” Fall Harvest Open House and High School Information Program (4:00-7:00 pm)

Our program includes a review of the SMA application process, an overview of academic and co-curricular programs, an introduction to the Onward Scholars program, and a description of SMA merit scholarships and need-based financial aid opportunities.

During the program, guests will also have the opportunity to tour the campus and visit with local vendors. 

Oct. 17

Virtual Meet and Greet Monday (6:30-7:30 pm)

The SMA Admissions Team and Onward Scholars Program will host a virtual Meet and Greet information session for prospective families. Each Meet and Greet Monday will offer a different set of guests speaking about the following topics: career path programs, co-curricular activities, academics, and our unique sisterhood.


Oct. 17

FACTS Applications are Available
SMA works with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to administer our financial aid program. There is an application fee of $40. In order to be eligible for financial aid, you must apply each school year.

Read more about our financial aid and scholarships at:

smabelles.org/meritscholarships. 

 

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Virtual Meet and Greet Monday! (6:30-7:30 pm)

The SMA Admissions Team and Onward Scholars Program will host a virtual Meet and Greet information session for prospective families.

Each Meet and Greet Monday will offer a different set of guests speaking about the following topics: career path programs, co-curricular activities, academics, and our unique sisterhood.

Dec. 1
Winter Wonderland Open House and High School Information Night (6:30-8:30 pm)
If you missed our first Open House in October, join us at this event for a review of the SMA application process, an overview of academic and co-curricular programs, an introduction to the Onward Scholars program, and a description of SMA merit scholarships and need based financial aid opportunities.
Dec. 3

Admissions Application Workshop (9:00 am-12:00 pm)
Join our Admissions team from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm to receive  assistance in completing the admissions and financial aid applications.

Students will receive resources on how to write their essays and prepare for the admissions interview.

Dec. 9

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE- SMA Admission and Financial Aid Application

Apply to SMA and submit the FACTS Grant & Aid financial aid application with supporting documents by December 9, 2022 to be considered for merit scholarships (based on one or more applicant attributes as outlined at smabelles.org/meritscholarships) and for the $75 application fee to be waived. 

 

**Today is the last day for the waived application fee**

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High School Placement Test (HSPT) at SMA (8:30 am-1:30 pm)

The HSPT is mandatory to be considered for admission. Students taking the HSPT at another school are encouraged to request these scores be emailed directly to admissions@smabelles.org before their interview. 

 

Jan. 13

Priority Admissions Consideration Deadline!
Today is the deadline for priority round admission and financial aid consideration. Applications received after this date will be accepted on a rolling basis as space and scholarships funds allow. All elementary and middle schools must submit transcripts, standardized test scores, discipline record, attendance record, and Archdiocesan Common Evaluation Forms to SMA by this date.

Jan. 14

High School Placement Test (HSPT) at SMA (8:30 am-1:30 pm)

The HSPT is mandatory  for admissions.  Students taking the HSPT at another school are encouraged to request these scores be emailed directly to admissions@smabelles.org before their interview. 
Jan. 18 - 31

Virtual SMA Admission Interviews by Appointment

See Admissions Steps for more details.

Jan. 21

Onward Scholars Application & Letter of Recommendation Deadline

All components must be submitted online by 11:59 pm.

No late applications will be accepted!

March 3

Admission Decision Notification

All admissions, scholarship, financial aid, and program notifications will be mailed and emailed on this day for all complete applications.


March 7-18

SMA Early Bird Commitment Days!

Register within this time frame to take advantage of our discounted registration fee of $350. Registration increases to $500 after March 17

March 10

Onward Scholars Program Commitment Deadline (2:30PM)