High School Admissions Timeline

Fall of Sixth and Seventh Grade

Students attend a high school information night with their parents to start to gather information and identify which schools they would like to shadow; two choices are recommended.

 Spring of Seventh Grade


Apply for Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance through from Private School Aid Services (PSAS). Applications available in the Our Lady of Refuge School front office or can be completed online at https://www.psas.org/


Group shadow visits are set up by Mrs. McElyea with the High School Admission Departments. Notices will be sent home regarding the various dates and schools.

Fall of Eighth Grade

8th Graders – Information will be sent out regarding links to complete the HSPT on-line registration, HS Applications dates and information on accessing the High School Placement Practice Tests on-line.

Parents may choose to schedule an additional individual shadow visit. This may be scheduled the third week in September through the end the second week of December. Please confirm shadow information register online through each schools admissions page for an individual shadow visit.

September/ October
High School Placement Test Prep courses are offered through the Catholic High Schools. A list of schools and dates are TBD and notices will be sent home when they are established.

The Archdiocese of Detroit now sponsors Catholic High School Informational Nights. Participation is free. The fairs provide a convenient way for families to meet representatives from most of the high schools, pick up informational materials and learn about the admissions process and tuition assistance – all at one site. The fairs are sponsored by the Archdiocese of Detroit in partnership with the Catholic high schools. Dates and locations listed under my Informational Night tab.

October 15

The Catholic High School Application will be released and may be accessed through each individual schools admissions page. An e-mail will be sent out with further instructions and links. Please choose the students homeroom teacher (jbabcock@olr-school.net) as the contact for completing the academic profile and Mrs. McElyea (mmcelyea@olr-school.net) for transcripts or registrar.

As part of the Catholic High School Application the Student Profile Section should have been completed on-line and transcript release requests should have been received by OLR no later than the first Friday in November. 

High School Placement Test administered at some Catholic High Schools. Pre-registration is requested. Students report to their choice building by 7:30 a.m. Testing begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 11:30am. No late entries will be allowed.

Winter of Eighth Grade

Last Friday in November 
All applications for Admission to Catholic High Schools are due.

*Please Note: An application submitted after the December deadline is welcome but is considered “late”. This may affect the applicant’s acceptance and date of notification as well as his eligibility for scholarships and/or financial aid.

First Saturday in December
A second High School Placement Test amy be administered at various Catholic High Schools. Pre-registration is requested. Students report to their choice building by 7:30 a.m. Testing begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 11:15am. No late entries will be allowed. *Students requiring accommodations will sit for this exam.

High School Placement Test scores are sent out directly to parents the first full week of January. High School acceptance letters are mailed out to parents; and must be postmarked by the third Friday in January.

Confirmation of acceptance responses from parents to the school of choice are due. Due dates vary by school. Scholarship monies are depended upon prompt receipt of the confirmation of acceptance from parents. Please check your acceptance letter for exact date.

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