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Admissions Step-by-Step


Step 1: Inquire 

Submit an Inquiry Form to obtain additional information about our application process and upcoming virtual events. 



Step 2: Visit (Virtually)


Admissions Virtual Tours

Because of COVID-19, we are offering virtual tours so you don’t miss out on your potential dream high school! The Admissions Department is excited to announce virtual tour visits of our historical campus. Tours will be held on Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Sign up for your tour here.


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. Sign up for your Live Virtual Information Session here.



Step 3: Apply 

To start your application, visit SchoolAdmin and create your account.


Early Application Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020

Final Application Deadline: Thursday, January 7, 2021


Early Application Fee: $85.00

After December 4, the fee increases to $125.00



Step 4: Transcripts and Recommendation Forms

All Transcript and Recommendation Forms will be filled out electronically through your daughter’s SchoolAdmin checklist.  Please give your school officials and registrar plenty of time to complete and return to Admissions.



Step 5: Take the High School Placement Test (HSPT)

Holy Names High School will administer the HSPT online on Saturday, January 9, 2021.


The HSPT is required for all students applying to 9th and 10th grade. The Diocese of Oakland will administer the HSPT at each of the nine East Bay Catholic High Schools with the exception of Cristo Rey De La Salle. You may only take the HSPT at a school(s) to which you have applied. If you are applying to another Oakland Diocese Catholic secondary school, please indicate that you plan to take the HSPT at another preferred location. Location of testing does not impact the Admissions decision, but we require students to take the HSPT at one of the schools they intend to apply to.


Extended Time: For students who require extended time and testing accommodations, please submit learning difference documentation to the school you intend to take the HSPT. All extended time documentation must be submitted to the Admissions Department by January 4, 2020.


Register for the HSPT here.



Step 6: Attend a Family Interview

Applicants and their parents/guardians are required to attend an Admissions Family Interview (virtual meetings) mid-February. Select your date and time preference online after you complete the application.



 Step 7: Decision

Admission decisions will be sent via e-mail on Friday March 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.



Questions about Admissions? Contact Petra Rocha, Director of Admissions at procha@hnhsoakland.org or (510) 450-1110 Ext. 117