Admissions Events


7th and 8th Grade Shadow Days
Fridays, September through April – 7:50 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Register online at

September 1-December 3, 2022: Heritage Award Applications (Essay and Interview for Merit-Based Scholarships) available for prospective 8th graders.

Girls Volleyball Grade School Night
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 vs. Carmel Catholic
JCA Student Activity Center                                                                                                                                                                                       
5 p.m. Frosh/Soph; 6 p.m. Varsity

Football, Dance, Cheer Grade School Night
Friday, October 7, 2022 vs. Brother Rice
7:30 p.m. Kickoff at Joliet Memorial Stadium

Practice High School Placement Test                                                                                                                                                          Saturday, October 8, 2022 Practice High School Placement Test (for prospective 8th graders only)

Super Shadow Day
Monday, October 10, 2022 – Register Online

Homecoming Football Game
Friday, October 14, 2022 vs. Benet Academy
7:30 p.m. Kickoff at Joliet Memorial Stadium


  • Sunday, November 6, 2022
    10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 3, 2022: Entrance Exam for all incoming freshmen; 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, December 10, 2022: Makeup Entrance Exam for all incoming freshmen; 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

December 31, 2022:  Incoming Freshman FACTS JCA Leveraged Financial Aid Application* Financial Aid deadlines will differ for JCA, the Catholic Education Foundation, and Empower Illinois.

March 1 2023: Kazma Family Foundation Scholarship deadline. 

March 1, 2023: Online Freshman Registration Deadline ($275 to hold spot in Freshman class, receive priority scheduling. All registrations submitted post-March 1 are $300).

March 3, 2023: 7th Grade Step Up Day

April 1, 2023: Catholic Education Foundation Financial Aid FACTS application deadline; returning student financial aid deadline.

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

Questions? Contact the JCA Admissions Staff:

Admissions Office Staff

  • Jared Voss – Director of Admissions; 815.741.0500, ext. 214
  • Mary Ragusa – Assistant Director of Admissions; 815.741.0500, ext. 274

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