Below, you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the Prep admissions process. If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at 201-547-6389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How can I apply for a scholarship?
- What if we can’t make it to the Open House?
- Do we have to wait until we get the acceptance letter to apply for financial aid?
- When should we schedule a Freshman for a Day visit?
- Can seventh graders come in for Freshman for a Day?
- Does Prep offer bus service?
Q: How can I apply for a scholarship?
A: As long as Saint Peter’s Prep is listed as a choice (Prep does not have to be the first choice) on his HSPT Exam, a young man is automatically eligible for an academic scholarship. If the applicant meets our required cutoff, has good grades and a positive teacher recommendation, he will be notified with his acceptance letter that he has received a scholarship.
Q: What if we can’t make it to the Open House?
A: You can view our virtual Open Houses from the last two years by visiting the Admissions tab on our website. We will offer an in-person Open House on May 1, 2022 from 1PM-3PM. The Spring Open House is geared toward 6th and 7th grade students. We will have an Open House in October of 2022. Stay tuned for the date.
Remember to visit Prep’s Virtual Tour at any time to get a glimpse of the Prep experience.
Q: Do we have to wait until we get the acceptance letter to apply for financial aid?
A: No. For the Class of 2026, you should file the financial aid application by the end of November. Families filing by that time will receive the financial aid decision with the acceptance letter sent in January. For the Class of 2027, you may file starting in September of 2022.
Q: When should we schedule a Freshman for a Day visit?
A: Freshman For a Day visits run from Mid-September until registration day in February. If you are not sure that Prep is one of your top three choices, you should try to spend a day with us before the HSPT Exam in November. If you are certain that Saint Peter’s is one of your choices, then you need to schedule your visit before registration in February. If you have enrolled in the Class of 2026 but did not have the opportunity to spend a day with us, please email the Admissions Office at email@example.com to schedule a day to visit.
Q: Can seventh graders come in for Freshman for a Day?
A: Only eighth graders can spend a day at Prep. It is more important for a young man in eighth grade to have a chance to visit, so we reserve our open spots for them. It is also wiser to make the visit in eighth grade when a student is closer to making his high school decision. Seventh graders are strongly encouraged to attend the Spring Open House.
Q: Does Prep offer bus service?
A: No, but Saint Peter’s Prep is easily accessible by public transportation. The school is a short walk from the Grove Street and Exchange Place PATH stations, the downtown Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stops and numerous local bus stops. Prep has found that students prefer the flexibility of mass transit, which gives them more freedom to pursue after-school activities without the fear of missing a school bus or their ride.