Admissions Events


7th and 8th Grade Shadow Days
Fridays, September through April – 7:50 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
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September 1-December 4, 2021: Heritage Award Applications (Essay and Interview for Merit-Based Scholarships) available for prospective 8th graders.

September 16, 2021: Girls Volleyball Grade School Night
Varsity Volleyball vs. Providence; 5 p.m. Frosh/Soph; 6 p.m. Varsity

September 17, 2021: Football, Dance, Cheer Grade School Night
Varsity Football vs. Providence; 7:30 p.m. Kickoff @Joliet Memorial Stadium

Monday, October 11, 2021 – Practice High School Placement Test (for prospective 8th graders only)


  • Sunday, November 7, 2021
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 4, 2021: Entrance Exam for all incoming freshmen; 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, December 11, 2022: Makeup Entrance Exam for all incoming freshmen; 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

December 31, 2021:  Incoming Freshman FACTS JCA Leveraged Financial Aid Application* Financial Aid deadlines will differ for JCA, the Catholic Education Foundation, and Empower Illinois.

March 2022: Kazma Family Foundation Scholarship deadline. 

March 1, 2022: Online Freshman Registration Deadline ($275 to hold spot in Freshman class, receive priority scheduling. All registrations submitted post-March 1 are $300).

March 1, 2022: Catholic Education Foundation Financial Aid FACTS application deadline; returning student financial aid deadline.

March; Date TBD: 7th Grade Step Up Day

June and July: Summer events and activity camps for incoming freshmen.

Questions? Contact the JCA Admissions Staff:

Admissions Office Staff

  • Ryan Quigley, Director of Admissions and Communications 815.741.0500, ext. 214
  • Mary Ragusa, Assistant Director of Admissions 815.741.0500, ext. 274

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