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Step-by-Step Admissions Guide


Thank you for your interest in Holy Names High School. We have many fun events planned this year to take you through the admissions process. We are scheduling both virtual and in-person visits now.


To receive additional information, fill out an Inquiry Form.


Admissions Application

The Admissions Application is available on September 1, 2021

  •      Create your SchoolAdmin account to start your application
  •      Early Application Deadline - December 3, 2021 ($75)
  •      Final Application Deadline - January 4, 2022 ($125)


High School Placement Test (HSPT) 

Students who have applied to Holy Names will need to take the HSPT to complete their application are invited to contact the Admissions Department to register. The make-up HSPT will be administered at Holy Names on Saturday, January 22 at 9:00 a.m. 


Transcript and Recommendation Forms

Transcript and Recommendation Forms are to be filled electronically through your SchoolAdmin checklist.  Please give your school officials and registrar plenty of time to complete and submit.

  •      Requested Recommendation Forms- English, Math, and Principal/Counselor
  •      Transcript and Recommendation Form Deadline- February 4, 2022


Family Interview

We are offering in-person and virtual interviews mid-February. You can schedule your Admissions interview through your SchoolAdmin portal.


Merit-Based Scholarships

The Scholarship Application will be available December 1, 2021

  •      Scholarship Application Deadline - February 15, 2022 (Optional)


Financial Aid

The FACTS financial aid application is reviewed separately from a student’s admissions application. These are available on December 1, 2021 and families are will be required to submit their 2020 tax returns and W-2s.

  •      Financial Aid Deadline- February 15, 2022 (Optional)
  •      Financial Aid and Scholarship decisions will be sent on March 18, 2022


Admissions Decisions

Admissions Decisions will be sent by mail and via email at 3:00 pm on March 18, 2022.



Visit Holy Names

This Admissions season we will be hosting a variety of virtual and in-person events.

All event registrations are collected through our Inquiry Form.


In-Person Campus Tours

Our Admissions Team will guide you through an hour-long tour of our beautiful campus. From the minute you step on campus, you will feel what makes Holy Names special. In-Person Campus Tours are available on select Saturdays throughout the Fall.


Virtual Campus Tours

A wonderful opportunity for you and your daughter to experience a tour of our innovative historic campus led by a student ambassador.  Virtual Campus Tours will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm.


Live Virtual Information Sessions 

We will be hosting Live Information Sessions for prospective students and families. You will have an opportunity to meet the Admissions and Administration Team. There will be a Q&A session for families to ask questions and learn about our Holy Names community. Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am.


Student Ambassador Video Calls

Prospective students can meet with a current student ambassador for a conversation about life as a HNHS Monarch. The calls will be available by scheduling with the Admissions Department.


Virtual Admissions Process Sessions

Meet with Admissions representatives to discuss the application process, along with financial aid and scholarship opportunities.  Virtual Admissions Process Sessions will be held once a month on Thursdays at 6:00 pm.



Moving to Oakland?

The online application makes it easy for families to apply from any location. Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss the application timeline, interview options, and how we can support you in your move to Oakland.




Questions about Admissions? Contact Petra Rocha, Director of Admissions at [email protected] or (510) 450-1110 Ext. 117