Important Steps in Admissions

Our application process helps us learn about your interests, talents, and character. We’re excited to learn more about you! 

Step 1: Inquiry

Fill out an Inquiry form to register for admissions events including: Information Night, 8th Grade Shadow Program, and Family Tours and/or to receive information about our programs.

Fill Out the Inquiry Form Here

Step 2: Apply Online

Complete an online application and submit a non-refundable $85 fee by December 2, 2019. Late applications and non-refundable $100 fee is due by January 6, 2020. 

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Step 3: Register and take High School Placement Test (HSPT)

Each student that applies to Salesian College Preparatory for the 9th or 10th grade year, must register online for the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The exam will take place at Salesian on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:30am.  There is no additional fee for this test. Students should bring a copy of their registration number with them on the day of the test.

Feel free to drop your student off in the Salesian Gymnasium and head to the Café for the Scholarship and Tuition Grant workshop. The workshop will begin at 8:45am in the Salesian Café and all prospective and current families are welcome to join us. Detailed information regarding grants and scholarships will be discussed. Scholarship applications and brochures will also be available.

HSPT Online Application

Step 4: Submit Transcripts

Complete and sign the Transcript Release Form and submit it to your school. Completed transcripts can be sent to Salesian along with the Transcript Release form by Friday, February 7, 2020.

The following are the types of transcripts we accept at Salesian:

  • Current 8th grader: Transcripts for 7th and 8th grade coursework

  • Current 9th or 10th grader: Transcripts of all high school work and a copy of your current course schedule.

We do not accept 12th grade transfers.

Transcript Release Form

Step 5: Submit Recommendation Forms

Salesian requires three recommendation forms from your current math teacher, English teacher, and principal or counselor. Transcript & Recommendation Forms must be received directly from your student's current school. We recommend that the forms are provided to your student's current school at least four weeks before the deadline.

Download Recommendation Forms

Print the Recommendation Forms or send them via email through the application portal. The forms are due to Salesian by Friday, February 7, 2020.

Supporting documents should be mailed to:
Salesian College Preparatory
Office of Admissions
2851 Salesian Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

Or emailed to:
Director of Admissions, Christina Karabinis at

Step 6: Attend An Interview

Interviews will be held by the Office of Admissions on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. A member of our Admissions team will contact you to schedule an interview. Applicants will be scheduled for an interview between 2:30pm-5:30pm. At your interview, you will have the opportunity to speak with a faculty or staff member. We strive to make these interviews enjoyable and conversational. This is a time for us to get to know you and for you to ask any questions you have about Salesian. Interviews will be approximately 15 minutes. There is no need to prepare for your interview. We just want to get a natural sense of who you are.

Step 7: Apply for Tuition Grant or Scholarship (optional)

Follow the link below if you are interested in finding out more about Tuition Grants and Scholarships at Salesian.

Click Here for More Information on Scholarships and Tuition Grants

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Director of Admissions:
Christina Karabinis
or (510) 234-4433, ext. 1416

Admissions Coordinator:
Rebecca Mangle
or (510) 234-4433, ext. 1001