Class of 2027 Admissions Timeline

2022-2023 Admissions Timeline

  • September through April: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 available for prospective 8th graders.
  • Saturday, October 8, 2022 – Practice High School Placement Test (for prospective 8th graders only).
    • CLICK HERE to register online for the Practice HSPT. Registration deadline: 10/5/22.

      OPEN HOUSE: 

      • 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: Deadline via FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
    Incoming Freshman FACTS JCA Leveraged Financial Aid Application* Financial Aid deadlines will differ for JCA, the Catholic Education Foundation, and Empower Illinois.
  • March, 2023: Kazma Family Foundation Scholarship deadline. Click Here for more information on the Kazma Family Scholarship.
  • 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.
  • January-August: Rolling Admissions Process (Placement Exam by appointment only). Contact Admissions at 815.741.0500, ext. 214 to schedule a testing date. Click Here to view the Application for Admission.
  • June and July: Summer events and activity camps for incoming freshmen.
  • August: Freshman Orientation

Questions? Contact the JCA Admissions Staff:

Admissions Office Staff

  • Jared Voss, Director of Admissions and Communications 815.741.0500, ext. 214
  • Mary Ragusa, Assistant Director of Admissions 815.741.0500, ext. 274

Transfer students

Present high school students seeking to transfer to Joliet Catholic Academy must contact the Associate Principal’s Office at 815.741.0500, ext. 213. A current transcript from the student’s school must be sent to JCA.

Click Here to view the transfer application.

Joliet Catholic Academy is proud to continue participation in the Joliet Diocese Tuition Transfer Grant program for the 2022-2023 school year. Students entering grades ten through 12 who transfer from any public, private, charter or home school are eligible to receive a $4,000 transfer discount. ($3,000 discount off the 1st year enrolled and $1,000 off the 2nd year).

Click Here to learn more about the Joliet Diocese Tuition Transfer Grant program for the 2022-2023 school year.


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