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Application Process and Timeline

Morris Catholic accepts applicants for incoming ninth-graders throughout the year. The deadline to receive acceptances and scholarships in the first round is at the end of December. Rolling admissions continues throughout the room, pending room in the class. Scholarship and financial aid decisions also continue throughout the year, pending availability of funds. Morris Catholic accepts transfer applications, both mid-year and before the start of term, for grades 10 and 11. 

Learn About Morris Catholic

  • Admissions Events: Morris Catholic hosts two Open House dates in the fall and two in the spring. Visit our Admissions Events page to register for one today. 

  •  Crusader for a Day (Shadow Day): Experience a day at Morris Catholic! Our Admissions Team will pair you up with a Student Ambassador of similar interests so you can learn more about your favorite academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs. Our students and faculty are excited to welcome you to MC! You can schedule your Shadow Day online by visiting the Shadow Day section of our Admissions website. Shadow Days begin in October and run all year for current eighth-graders and potential transfer students. Current seventh-grade students can shadow for a half day in the spring. 

  • Campus Tours: If you miss our Open Houses and want to visit our campus, our Admissions team can provide a campus tour for you. Tours last approximately thirty minutes and can be coordinated by contacting our Admissions office. 


Students applying to be incoming ninth graders should use the steps below. Visit the Transfer Applicants section of our website for information on the process of transferring mid-year or over the summer for grades 10 & 11. The application process begins online at our Application Portal, where you can, create an account, and apply. Once your application has been submitted, your online application portal will turn into an online checklist to keep track of the remaining steps for your application. Here is a summary of some of those steps:

  • Transcripts: To have a complete application, you must submit 6th and 7th-grade transcripts, standardized test scores, and the first quarter of 8th-grade transcripts. The transcript request form is available through your application portal. You can download the Transcript Request form below.

  • Teacher Recommendation: One teacher recommendation is required for admission, which can be sent to the teacher via the parent portal. Teachers may also write a traditional letter of recommendation and send it to our admissions department at

  • Entrance Exam: All students applying to Morris Catholic must complete the HSPT entrance exam, a test required by the Diocese of Paterson. The test is typically administered in November for all current eighth-grade students. Learn more about the test by visiting: High School Placement Test Information

  • Interview: Once you have submitted your application and we have imported it, you will be able to schedule your interview through the scheduling calendar in the parent application portal.  

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarship Opportunities: Morris Catholic offers a wide range of scholarships for academics, leadership, service, and the arts. The online application to Morris Catholic asks if each student is interested in applying for scholarships. Please select “yes,” on the application, and your portal will indicate our scholarship requirements, including additional recommendations, an interview, and an essay. 

Financial Aid: Sending your child to Morris Catholic is a sacrifice and an investment. To help support families in this, Morris Catholic, in partnership with the Tri-County Scholarship fund, can offer some financial aid packages. All families must complete the FACTS Grant & Aid Application form online to qualify for our internal financial aid and Tri-County. Visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships section of our website for more information.

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