- How do I schedule a campus tour or shadowing session?
- Myself or a member of my family has limited mobility. Can accommodations be made for campus tours and shadowing sessions?
- Does Cardinal Gibbons offer an Open House?
- Is financial assistance available?
- Are there any standardized tests required for applicants?
- How can I submit report cards, transcripts and test scores?
- How important are standardized test scores during the admissions process?
- My child has attended a non-traditional school or is homeschooled. Who should write their letters of recommendation?
- When will I receive an admissions decision?
- When will I be able to register my child for classes?
Financial assistance sponsored by Cardinal Gibbons is need-based and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Families who are interested in state-sponsored or school-sponsored financial aid should visit the financial aid portion of our website for further details and associated deadlines.
All applicants to Cardinal Gibbons must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The HSPT is offered at Cardinal Gibbons once per year, on a select Saturday in December. The 2019 HSPT will be offered on Dec. 7.
In order to be considered as a priority applicant, students are encouraged to take the HSPT at Cardinal Gibbons. If the HSPT is taken at an alternate location, the student may be subject to a waitlist.
Standardized test scores, including HSPT scores, are only a portion of the materials considered when deciding on the admission status of an applicant. All materials, such as report cards, teacher recommendations and test scores, are considered equally in our admissions process in order to paint a full picture of our prospective students and assess if Cardinal Gibbons is the right fit for them.
If an applicant has attended a non-traditional school or was homeschooled, we still require them to submit two (2) letters of recommendation to complete the application process. However, since these students may not have formal teachers, we request that both letters of recommendation be written by a recommender other than the applicant’s parents or family members. Acceptable recommenders include, but are not limited to, coaches, tutors, youth group leaders or academic counselors.