Admissions Process

Any student interested in applying to the Mount must complete an Inquiry Form by visiting the "Complete An Inquiry Form" page as their first step. Completing this form allows us to create an initial profile record in our database for your family. We will then email you a username to log into our admissions portal where you will find your personalized Admissions Checklist based upon your daughter’s current grade.

For students interested in applying for the next school year, the online Admissions Checklist will guide you through required admissions steps, provide access to all necessary forms, and will link you to the online application.

For students who are looking at high schools for their future attendance, your online Admissions Checklist will notify you about opportunities to visit the Mount, attend specialized programs and much more.

Below is a brief overview of our Admissions process.

Come Visit

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  • Open House

    Open House, an annual event in October, is a great opportunity for prospective families to tour the campus, meet faculty, staff, and students, and gain insights into the Mount's academic and extracurricular programs.

    Even if the student has attended Open House in prior years, the event presents an excellent opportunity to obtain information and gain an even better sense of the many components of the Mount experience.
  • Mercy Girl Experience

    The Mercy Girl Experience is a requirement for all applicants. Prospective students are invited to shadow a current Mount student from 8 am to noon during the school day. They will attend classes, meet students and teachers, and dine in our Student Center for lunch. 

    Eighth graders may schedule their Mercy Girl Experience visits at the beginning of October via their Admissions Checklist. For Seventh graders, visitations are scheduled in the spring of seventh grade via their Admissions Checklist.

    Seventh graders may sign up now to get an early glimpse of high school life. Visits are scheduled throughout May.

    To schedule a Mercy Girl Experience visit, contact

Entrance Test

The Mount offers its own entrance exam which is used to determine merit-based scholarships, as well as to evaluate a student's ability to satisfy academic criteria.

Formal Application Process

All candidates for admission must complete a formal online application after taking the entrance exam. At the time the application is completed, a $100 application fee is required to submit the application. When completing the application, students have a choice between two admissions tracks. The Top Choice Track allows students to select the Mount as their first-choice high school. Their applications are due by November 15, 2023, and their interviews will take place in December. Students who opt for the Regular Track have an application deadline of December 15 and have interviews the following January. Students who opt for the Regular Track have an application deadline in December and have interviews the following January. The Admissions Checklist will provide further details about the required forms to be submitted along with the formal application such as recommendations, transcripts, birth certificate, etc.

Transfer students who are able are encouraged to attend Open House and all are required to schedule a Student for a Day visit.

International Program

Mount Saint Mary Academy has had a number of international students. All students are proficient in English and have the academic skills that enable them to meet success in our college-prep program.
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