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Admissions Process

Admissions Application
 
We welcome your completed Admissions Application, along with a $50 non-refundable application fee. An applicant photo is encouraged.
 
The deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 school year is December 6, 2021.

Requirements
 
Please review all of the information below before starting the application process!
 
After completion of the online application and payment, you will have access to your son’s checklist, which contains the following material that needs to be submitted:
 
  • A transcript release form to be given to your son’s school for the transcripts from the last two years, including standardized testing.
  • A transcript release form to be given to your son's school for the first marking period grades of the current school year.
  • English Teacher Recommendation Form (after the first marking period).
  • Math Teacher Recommendation Form (after the first marking period).
  • Principal or Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form (after the first marking period).
 
If your son has undergone evaluation by a school psychologist or by an independent educational consultant, then we will also require copies of the most recent test reports and plan, if applicable.
After completion of the online application, please call the Office of Admissions to schedule your son’s “student for a day” visit. Oratory will begin accepting visitors mid-September. Prior to visiting campus, applicants must submit a Visitor Form. 
Applicant interviews are typically conducted during the “student-for-a-day” visit, or can be scheduled as a remote appointment at your convenience. Oratory will begin scheduling in mid-September.
Parent conferences are typically conducted on the same day as the “student-for-a-day” visit, or can be scheduled as a remote appointment at your convenience. Oratory will begin scheduling in mid-September.
**If you are applying to multiple schools, please review all exam schedules and calendar your time to avoid conflicts.
 
9th Grade Admission Exam
Oratory Prep uses the Archdiocesan COOP/HSPT exam for incoming 9th grade applicants, which will be administered on Friday, November 5, 2021. Registration is required. Please visit www.njcoopexam.org for deadlines, registration, and general information.
 
7th Grade Admission Exam
This exam will be administered by Oratory Prep’s Office of Admissions on Saturday, November 20, 2021, and Saturday, December 4, 2021. There will be a $55 fee. Registration will open in the fall.
Decisions
All decisions are made by the Admissions Committee. Decisions are mailed on Thursday, January 13, 2022.