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How to Apply


Thank you for your interest in Detroit Catholic Central High School.

The application process at Detroit Catholic Central is designed to allow our Admissions Office to get to know our applicants beyond simple test scores, and allow us to facilitate enrollment for young men we know will be great additions to our school community.

The more we are able to build a relationship with your family, the more our Admissions Office will be able to advocate for your son’s enrollment.

To begin your application process, please read the following information and click the link at the bottom of this page to create an account.

Catholic Central does not facilitate mid-semester enrollments. Start dates for new students take place at the beginning of the year in August, and at the start of the second semester in January for transfer students.


Standard Applications

Students looking to begin 9th grade at Catholic Central will typically apply in the fall of their 8th grade year.

Our Acceptance Day takes place on the 4th Friday in January, and after that date we move to a rolling admissions process.

All students applying for 9th grade must submit a fall PSAT 8/9 or HSPT score from their 8th grade year.  Catholic Central uses the national composite scores from either the PSAT 8/9 or High School Placement Test (HSPT) for placement and scholarship purposes. Scholarships are based on the first test score CC receives for a student and must be from a fall PSAT 8/9 or HSPT taken on one of the four offering dates at Catholic Central.

Students applying for standard 9th grade admission for the fall must submit an application, report cards from 7th and 8th grade, an HSPT or PSAT 8/9 score, and discipline release. We also collect teacher recommendations, consider student essays, and conduct admissions interviews to assist with scholarship decisions.

Register for the HSPT

Transfer Applications

Catholic Central accepts students at the start of each semester for grades 9-11. Transfer opportunities for students entering their senior year of high school are exceptionally rare, and typically are reserved for families who are undergoing a full family move.

Transfer applicants must submit an application, up-to-date transcript, and clean discipline record, and must conduct an interview with the Admissions Office.

Application Steps

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Detroit Catholic Central Hockey defeated Brighton 3-0 in the 2023 Michigan High School Athletic Association D1 State Championship Saturday night at USA Hockey Arena before 4,090 fans, marking four consecutive state championship wins for Shamrock Hockey. The program made MHSAA history, being the first team in the 49-year history of the MHSAA tournament to shutout their opponent throughout. The win marks Catholic Central's 95th MHSAA state championship win in school history. 

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