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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) 


Shadow Days 

The best way to discover what it is like to be a Holy Names student is to visit our campus. With the state-mandated school closure, we are offering students a virtual opportunity. Eighth grade students will have the opportunity to sit in on two different classes and connect with a student ambassador to get the inside scoop on life at HNHS. 

Shadow Days will run from mid-September 2020 through January 2021.


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.


Application Process Sessions

The Admissions Department will host evening informational sessions covering the Admissions process. We will discuss the application process, recommendations forms, and scholarships and financial aid. These sessions will be held once a month, sign up for your Application Process 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) at Holy Names

Holy Names will hold the High School Placement Test on Saturday, January 9, 2021.


* Please note that the HSPT may change in accordance with Alameda County COVID-19 guidelines.

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.