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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

“SCA is authentically and unapologetically Catholic. It’s excellence in academics and athletics is rooted in its mission to pass on the beauty of the Catholic faith in a way that is relevant to the modern world. The result is a constant focus on the character and virtue of its students, challenging them to be the best version of themselves not just academically, but spiritually as well.”

SCA Parent

“[SCA] builds upon your faith and strengthen you academically throughout the four years in high school so that you are more than ready when you move on to college.”

Zina

“A crazy amount of extra curricular options-basically if you are passionate about it [SCA] will find a way to help you bring it to fruition!”

Leighanne

“I loved every minute at St. Catherine! The friends I made there will always be a part of my family. This school taught me how to be a strong, intelligent, independent woman who is strong in her faith. I am blessed to say I got to experience SCA.”

Alumna, Class of '18

“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

“The community service, the focus on virtuous living, and the sisterhood really instills compassion and respect for all of humanity.”

SCA Parent

“As a graduate of this school, I can attest to not only the strong education I received from SCA but also the strong foundation I was given in which I could build my own faith upon. I felt fully prepared for the ‘real world’ both academically and spiritually.” 

MaryKatherine

“An excellent community for families that want to stay involved!”

Leighanne

“Recently attended an event at this school – very beautiful!”

Kenneth

“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