Admissions

Prospective Students

Welcome, Prospective Students and Families

Please visit us and check out our viewbook (click the cover at right) to see the advantages of a Rosary education.

Steps to becoming a Rosary student:
  1. Schedule a Shadow Day to spend a school day at Rosary.
  2. Attend one of our Open Houses or request a private tour.
  3. Sign up to take the Entrance Exam.
  4. Apply for financial assistance (optional) by December 31.

See the buttons at right to sign up, or see more detailed explanations below.

Contact Mrs. Erin McEniry, Director of Recruitment & Enrollment, at (630) 896-0831 x211 or emceniry@rosaryhs.com, with questions or to join our Future Royals mailing list.

More Information about Admissions Events

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  • Shadow Days for Eighth Graders or Transfer Students

    Every eighth grader or prospective transfer student is strongly encouraged to experience what a day of school is like at Rosary. Each visitor will be hosted by a Student Ambassador with similar academic and extracurricular interests. Shadows are asked to dress casually and arrive at 7:45 a.m. and be picked up at 3:15 p.m. Lunch is provided. Sign up for a shadow day using the button above.
  • Practice Entrance Exams for Girls and Boys

    October 1 and October 29 (9 am)
    Rosary High School will be hosting practice high school entrance exams for all current 8th graders. This practice entrance exam will allow 8th grade girls and boys to become familiar with the exam in a realistic testing situation. Rosary and many Catholic high schools use the results of this exam and other factors to determine acceptance, class placement, and scholarship decisions. The practice exam is $20 per student and is open to BOTH boys and girls. Register at Practice Entrance Exam.
  • Open Houses

    Sunday, October 16 from 2 to 4 pm
    Wednesday, November 30 from 6 to 8 pm
    The Open House introduces prospective students (Grades 5-8) and their families to the faculty and students of Rosary High School. Tour the school, speak with students, teachers and administrators and learn about all that Rosary has to offer. Register at Open House.
  • Entrance Exams

    Saturday, December 3* or January 14 at 9 am
    Eighth graders seeking admission into Rosary High School must take the Scholastic Testing Service High School Placement Exam. This standard indicator and the information gathered from parents, teachers and grade school transcripts are used to determine acceptance to Rosary. Apply to Rosary High School and register for the Entrance Exam online. The testing fee is $35 ($36 online), and increases to $45/$46 after November 27. Bring two #2 pencils. No calculators.

    Click this online form for the Entrance Exam Registration.

    Please complete and return the release of information form to allow Rosary High School to receive your student’s 7th and 8th grade report cards, most current standardized test scores (eg. ISAT, TerraNova, Iowa Test), and IEP/ISP/504 plan (if applicable). Email, fax or mail the signed release form to: email admissions@rosaryhs.com, fax (630) 896-8372, mail Rosary High School Recruitment and Enrollment, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora, IL 60506.

    *To be considered for scholarships, students must take the Entrance Exam offered in December.
  • Financial Aid

    Funds from the Dominican Sisters subsidy and the Annual Appeal assist families who could not otherwise enroll at Rosary High School. All families who may be in need of assistance are encouraged to apply for financial aid through the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment website. You will need to create a User ID and password to fill out the form. All forms must be submitted by December 31.

Additional Admissions Dates

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Rosary High School is a Catholic, college-prep high school for young women sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. Rosary creates a sisterhood of truth, faith and strength.