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College Application Process

Steps for Applying to Common Application Schools

  1. Fill out one application for all Common Application schools at www.commonapp.org.
  2. Invite your counselor to complete the secondary school report (SSR) by sending Mrs. Sitto or Mrs. Tankersley an email. Your transcript request will not be processed until your counselor has accepted your online invitation from Common App.
  3. To request a transcript through Parchment, sign-up at www.parchment.com.
  4. Enter your Common App ID # along with your identifying information.
  5. Important: Do not look up your Common Application schools in the first tab labeled Academic Destinations. You must request your transcripts by clicking the Common Application Tab, which is the third tab in. You should see all the schools you are applying to with the Common App. Only one transcript request is needed for all the Common App. Schools.

Letters of Recommendation

  • All students who require a counselor or teacher recommendation, please complete the Letter of Recommendation Assistant Form. 
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    • Junior year: think about which teacher(s) you may wish to ask to write you a letter of recommendation.
    • Senior year:  reach out to the teacher(s) early (minimum of 3 weeks before the application deadline)
    • Seniors must provide the teacher(s)/counselor with a completed Letter of Recommendation Assistant Form in advance (minimum of 3 weeks)

Helpful Common App Tutorial Videos are listed below. 

(note the video embedded below is a playlist of all First-Year Applicant tutorials)

For a direct link to the YouTube Common App tutorials–> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Kh8bz7z0tQwZK0a3avFiw

“This high school builds the whole young woman intellectually, spiritually, and teaches the feminine genius approach to life. Amen!”

Chrissy

“Another thing I enjoyed about the school was the athletics. I played four different sports at this school and I had the same experience with all of them. The coaches really cared about me, not just how well I was performing and I was treated respectfully on and off the court. Further more, I felt that I was really being pushed physically and mentally during practice which I value in any activity.”

Alumna

“My family has had an excellent experience at this school so far. Beyond the beautiful new facility, I have been impressed with the teachers and the administration! They challenge the girls both academically and spiritually, they know them by name, and appear to have a genuine concern for each individual student. The school really feels like a family. As a parent, it is a blessing to me to know that my daughter is in such good hands when I drop her off everyday.”

SCA Parent

“Another thing I enjoyed about the school was the athletics. I played four different sports at this school and I had the same experience with all of them. The coaches really cared about me, not just how well I was performing and I was treated respectfully on and off the court. Further more, I felt that I was really being pushed physically and mentally during practice which I value in any activity.”

Alumna

“I was among one of the very first classes SCA ever had. As a pioneer and a student to be a part of the foundation of clubs and classes that continue today, I am beyond proud of how far the school has come. There were many ups and downs during my four years but an amazing experience overall. Today at college I still look back on and cherish my times at SCA, thankful for the connections, education and sisterhood I acquired. I am looking forward to seeing many more young women carry on the traditions my class and recent classes have set for the future.”

Alumna, Class of '14

“This high school experience is like none other you can get anywhere. There is joy and comradery and the girls are happy and excel. They are being supported and encouraged by staff. You can watch a girl come in who had a bad experience elsewhere, bloom here and become a different girl in a short time. Can’t say enough good about it. Thank God the founders had this vision and followed through with it. Well needed and we are very thankful!”

SCA Parent

“My first day of freshman year was something I never expected, Saint Catherine just felt like home. The atmosphere, staff, and the student body were all so amazing. I knew from the second I came to the school that it was where I was meant to be. I am currently a senior and my experience so far has been one too remember I have grown mentally, physically, spiritually and my journey has been one to remember. I love SCA and all the girls I have met are truly going to be my sisters throughout my life, its an amazing school and is a place I will call home forever.”

Alumna, Class of '18

“This place (SCA) is about the best Catholic high school you can go to, in my opinion. The whole school isn’t just a school, but a family where everybody knows everybody. It’s a small enough school for that to be possible-and it’s really awesome! What makes SCA different is the people that make up the SCA family. There are no bullies and no one is mean to you. Everybody looks out for you and your teachers become friends….This place is really close to my heart.”

Alumna, Class of '12

“SCA proves you can educate young women to both get into Heaven and Harvard!”

SCA Parent

“I LOVE this school. The teachers are excellent. Because the students are so friendly, it’s easy to fit in and make friends even if you have had a tough time at other schools. There is virtually no bullying and it is a very friendly, positive environment. Highly recommended.”

Alumna, Class of '17