Admissions FAQs

How do I schedule a campus tour or shadowing session?

Campus tours and shadowing sessions can be booked by calling Jill Lescher at (954) 491-2900 ext. 148.

Myself or a member of my family has limited mobility. Can accommodations be made for campus tours and shadowing sessions?

If you or a member of your party has limited mobility or mobility issues, please contact a member of our Admissions team so that proper accommodations may be made in advance, so that you and your family can enjoy touring our beautiful campus or participating in a student shadowing session.

Does Cardinal Gibbons offer an Open House?

Yes, Cardinal Gibbons hosts one Open House each year during the month of October. During Open House, prospective students and parents are invited to meet our faculty, staff and students and explore our extensive academic and athletic facilities. The 2019 Open House will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Is financial assistance available?

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.

Are there any standardized tests required for applicants?

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.

How can I submit report cards, transcripts and test scores?

All report cards, transcripts and test scores can be electronically submitted to

How important are standardized test scores during the admissions process?

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.

My child has attended a non-traditional school or is homeschooled. Who should write their letters of recommendation?

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.

When will I receive an admissions decision?

All students who apply as incoming freshmen will receive an admissions decision during the month of January. Decisions for the Class of 2024 will be mailed out on in January of 2020. Decisions for all transfer students will be made on a rolling basis beginning in May.

When will I be able to register my child for classes?

Registration for incoming freshmen in the Class of 2024 will be held in February of 2020.