Admissions Process

The steps below are requirements for students entering Scecina as freshmen. All steps must be completed. 

Transfer students: Transfers will be decided on a case-by-case basis. There is no application fee for transfer students, and a placement test is not required. Transfer students must complete Steps 1, 2, 3, and 5.  

If you need help with the admissions process, please call the Enrollment Department at 317.352.3287. CLICK HERE for a downloadable flier of the Admissions Process.

Step 1: Submit An Application

To apply for admission, families can click here to create an online portal on SchoolAdmin and submit an online application. There is no application fee. 

You also can complete the application during Open House, at a placement test, or by visiting the Office of Enrollment Management. 

Step 2:  Teacher Recommendation

The recommendation form must be submitted electronically through SchoolAdmin. The form should be completed by a current teacher, guidance counselor, and/or principal. 

Step 3: Submit Academic Records

Upload the following items to your application checklist: 

  • Most recent transcript or report card  
  • Standardized test scores  
  • Attendance records 
  • Discipline records 
  • Birth certificate  
  • Immunization records  
  • IEP or 504 plan (if applicable)  
  • WIDA or LAS Links scores (if applicable) 

Step 4: Take High School Placement Test

All students applying for freshman admission to Scecina are required to take the HSPT exam. The test dates for 2019 are November 9, December 7, January 11. 

Parents will be able to pre-register their student online here or by contacting the Enrollment Management Office via phone 317.352.3287, email 

High School Placement Test details

  • Please arrive at Scecina by 8:00 a.m. The exam will begin promptly.
  • All students are asked to enter through the Main Entrance on Nowland Avenue.
  • Parents may simply drop off students at this entrance, but please feel free to visit too!
  • Pencils will be provided, but student-brought “lucky pencils” are welcome too.
  • The test will end at approximately 11:30 a.m.
  • All student communication devices must be turned off before beginning the exam.

If you take the HSPT elsewhere, you can upload your results to your application checklist. Results must be from the eighth grade. 

Step 5: Student Interview

The interview requirement is waived for students who: attended a Catholic school for at least the previous 2 years with no behavior issues or academic concerns, as measured by grades, teacher recommendation, and/or standardized test scores. 

Student interviews can be scheduled on weekdays between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. If a family is unable to make this time, contact the Enrollment Department at 317.352.3287 or to make alternative arrangements. 

Acceptance and Enrollment

Students will be notified via email about acceptance to Scecina. Students then will be able to enroll at Scecina. An enrollment checklist will appear in your SchoolAdmin account after you have been accepted.