Elizabeth Carney

Welcome to the Admissions home page. For more information on the Admissions department, please contact our department chair - Elizabeth Carney at elizabeth.carney@ignatius.org or by phone at 312.432.8411. For a complete faculty and staff contact list, please visit our Contact Info page.

Carney, Elizabeth Director of Admissions elizabeth.carney@ignatius.org 312.432.8411
Coleman, Karen Campus Visit Coordinator karen.coleman@ignatius.org 312.432.8409
Hynes, Nora Recruiter nora.hynes@ignatius.org 312.432.8327

Thank you for your interest in Saint Ignatius College Prep!

We look forward to working with you and your family as you explore Saint Ignatius College Prep and learn how we educate students for lives of faith, love, service, and leadership. 

Freshman Admissions Qualifications

Applicants for admission to the ninth grade at Saint Ignatius College Prep apply during the December of their eighth grade year. Application to Saint Ignatius College Prep begins with the entrance exam and is followed by the completion of our online application. Students may only take an entrance exam at one Catholic high school and must test at Saint Ignatius to be considered in our admission process. The entrance exam for the incoming Class of 2023 is Saturday, December 1, 2018. 

The school accepts applicants on the basis of scores on the entrance exam, previous academic performance and standardized testing, the promise of future development, consideration of Catholic heritage/school, family legacy/tradition with the school (sibling/parent), and adherence to the policies of the school. Saint Ignatius College Prep admits students of any gender, race or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available at the school. The school strives to promote a 50/50 male/female population. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies or policies related to admissions, scholarship opportunities, tuition assistance, athletics and other school-administered programs.

Opportunities to Visit Campus

Visit the Admissions Calendar for a complete listing of 2018-2019 Admissions events. The School Calendar lists information about athletic events and fine arts performances throughout the year. 

The Campus Visit/shadow program at Saint Ignatius runs from early September through mid-November each fall. Visiting eighth grade students will accompany a current Ignatian and attend class, meet teachers and students, have lunch in the cafeteria and experience a typical day of a Saint Ignatius student. 

The annual Saint Ignatius Open House is Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. There is no registration for this event and students and families of all ages are welcome!

The Admissions Office also facilitates Admissions Coffees for parents of prospective parents in the fall and spring. Click here for Spring 2019 Admissions Coffee registration. Our Virtual Tour offers a visual introduction to campus. The Admissions Office is happy to schedule individual or family tours of campus upon request. 

Tuition Assistance Program

Tuition Assistance is available to students with demonstrated financial need. We are fortunate to be able to offer tuition assistance to families whose children would otherwise be unable to attend Saint Ignatius. $4.32 million has been pledged for the 2018-2019 school year. Currently, 23.3% of our student body receives tuition assistance. Every family, regardless of family income, is invited to apply. Please see our Tuition Assistance Brochure for additional information regarding the tuition assistance application process. 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 2018-19 school year is $19,000. For additional information, please visit the Treasurer's Office page.

Transfer Information

Saint Ignatius considers transfer applicants to the sophomore and junior classes at the close of the academic year. The transfer application and following documents must be submitted by June 3, 2019:

  • Saint Ignatius Transfer Application
  • Unofficial transcripts - official transcripts are required after school year is complete
  • Three letters of recommendation from current school
    • One from principal or assistant principal
    • Two from current teachers
  • Copies of most recent standardized test (HSPT, PSAT, SAT, ACT, etc.)
  • Official Discipline and Attendance Report
  • A letter from the school treasurer indicating good financial standing, if applicable

Acceptance is contingent upon space, academic fit, compelling reasons for transfer, and the successful completion of the current school year. Completed applications are reviewed within the month of June. Priority consideration is given to those students who apply by June 3, 2019. Transfer inquiries after June 3 should be directed to Elizabeth Carney, Director of Admissions, at elizabeth.carney@ignatius.org.

Saint Ignatius College Prep does not have an international student program, nor does the school issue I-20 visas. While a student of any origin is welcome to apply for admission, he or she must do so through the traditional application processes appropriate to his/her grade level.