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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. Our goal is not to keep students from enrolling, but 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.

We accept students at the start of each semester for grades 9-11. Transfers for students in their senior year of high school are exceptionally rare, and typically are reserved for families who are undergoing a full family move.

Our next application period will open on October 1, 2022. 

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

Students looking to transfer will apply in October-December for a January start, or May-July for an August start. Catholic Central considers transfers in grades 9-11 at the start of each semester. 12th grade transfers are exceedingly rare, and are typically reserved for students who are undergoing a full-family move. 

All students applying for 9th grade must submit a 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. CC offers the HSPT on site in November, December, January, and February. Some school districts offer the PSAT 8/9 in the fall (October test date), and students may submit those scores in place of the HSPT. 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.

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