St. Joseph by-the-Sea is not necessarily the right school for every young person and this is reflected in the Admissions process.
Likewise, an applicant must prove that he/she is capable of doing the work by scoring well on the TACHs test. The TACHs test has always been a good indicator of student performance at Sea and is the uniform standard of measurement for applicants' academic abilities.
Finally, an applicant should demonstrate a desire to attend Sea by listing the school as his/her first choice. While second choice applicants can be considered, third choice applicants are not considered for admissions.
On Thursday, January 12th, letters are mailed to each applicant indicating the status of the application. These letters fall into the following categories:
- Accepted with Honors: This means that the applicant has been accepted into the Honors Program at Sea.
- Accepted: This means that the applican has been accepted into the standard College Prep program.
- Waiting List: This means that we believe that the student could do the work, but we do not have a seat to offer the student.
- Not accepted: This means that we believe that the applicant does not meet our requirements for admissions.
If a student is offered an academic scholarship, that will come as a separate letter mailed the same day.
The following week those students who have been accepted to Sea are invited to attend a welcoming event at Sea. Details will be included in the letter of acceptance.
To be considered for Admissions, an applicant must be a baptized Roman Catholic who has received (or will receive) Confirmation.