Application Process

Applying to Archbishop Carroll is simple and convenient. The admissions process is detailed below.

2024-2025 Admissions Application Requirements
In order to be considered for Admissions at Archbishop Carroll High School, each applicant must complete the following steps for the upcoming school year:
  • Admissions Application found HERE

  • Complete payment of the application fee, $25.00.

  • Complete a thorough essay written by the student. An essay is made up of five (5) paragraphs. One (1) of the paragraphs should be the introduction and one (1) of the paragraphs should be the conclusion. Grammar and spelling will be taken into account when evaluating your essay. Student can choose one (1) of the following prompts:

    • What are three (3) things that you would like the Archbishop Carroll community to know about you. For example: What are your interests? What do you excel in? What makes you unique?
    •  Talk about a time when you overcame a personal challenge in order to be successful. What did you struggle with? What did you learn from it? How did the experience help you grow as a person?
If your student attends an ADW school and is applying for the 9th grade, your school will provide all the necessary documents to our office once you communicate with them that you are applying to Archbishop Carroll High School.
Non-ADW and/or transfer families, please submit the following documents:
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation:
    • English Teacher (Language Arts) letter of recommendation 
    • Math Teacher letter of recommendation 
    • Character letter of recommendation (Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean, School Counselor)
      • Click here for the recommendation template for new applicants
  • Standardized test scores:
    • Incoming 9th graders: High School Placement Test (HSPT) scores. If you were unable to take the HSPT, please provide us with your student's most recent test scores.
    • Incoming transfers: student's most recent standardized test scores
  • Academic Records
    • Final report card (previous school year) AND
    • Current semester grades (most recent report card) *Please note that progress reports are not report cards*
  • School Records (Must be turned in prior to your interview)
    • Attendance Record/Report
    • Disciplinary Record/Report
Click here for a record request form for 9th grade applicants. Transfer students can use THIS FORM to request their records.
Once your application is complete, you will be contacted by the Admissions Department to schedule your interview.
Want to get a closer look at our school? Check out our numerous prospective student events HERE!
If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Department at (202) 529-0900 ext.135/ext.208 or via email at [email protected]. Thank you.