Welcome and thank you for your interest in Bishop Gorman.

Selecting the best educational environment for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will make as a parent.

We invite you to review the Admissions Process below for freshmen, transfer and international applicants.

Incoming Freshmen

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  • Step 1: Admission Criteria

    Applicant Requirements:
    1. A minimum 2.0 grade point average in middle school with C or better in core classes
    2. A stanine level of 4 or above on the Entrance Exam or another national exam
    3. A positive disciplinary record
    4. A positive attendance record
    All students are admitted on a probationary basis.
  • Step 2: Submit Online Application

    A.     Create an account (or log into your current account).
    NOTE: If your student is coming from one of our 12 Partner Schools, please choose Priority Incoming 9th Grader.
    B.     Complete the application before paying the $50 application fee.
    C.     The entire process should take no longer than 20 minutes.
    D.    Take Entrance Exam by 1/20 to be included in the first pool of applicants considered for admission.
    E.     The Bishop Gorman High School Registrar will request the applicant's transcript, attendance report, discipline record and recommendations from the applicant’s current school.
  • Step 3: Visit BGHS

    A visit is not required, but highly recommended. Join us for a shadow day, tour and our annual Open House (more information).

    Visit BGHS page – come visit us at BGHS schedule a Tour ; Sign up for a Shadow Day ; come to Open House on November 12, 2017
  • Step 4: Take our Placement Exam

    Select a test date when completing the online application. Check-in on the day of your scheduled Placement Exam begins at 8:00 A.M. in the Bishop Gorman Gym. Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 A.M. and should be complete around 12:00 P.M. The Placement Exam administered is the High School Placement Test (HSPT) by STS. There are 5 sections: Verbal, Quantitative, Reading, Math and Language. Additionally, each tester will complete a writing prompt. Dress is casual, calculators are not allowed and pencils and scratch paper will be provided. For incoming 9th grade applicants that live outside of the Las Vegas area, please contact our Admissions Office at 702-476-4060 regarding Placement Exam arrangements.
  • Step 5: Submit Tuition Assistance application

    We offer need-based tuition assistance. If this applies to your family, please click here for further information.Tuition Assistance applications received by February 16, 2018, will receive award notification prior to registration week (March 19).
  • Step 6: Decision Notification

    Decision letters will be mailed March 1st. Registration packets will be mailed following, with registration taking place the week of March 19th.

Transfer Students

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  • Step 1: Admission Criteria

    Applicants who meet the following admission requirements will be placed in our wait-pool or offered acceptance based on space availability:
    Applicant Requirements (transfer freshman, sophomore or junior applicants):
    1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in core classes (English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language and {if coming from a Catholic school, Theology) with a C or better in all classes.
    2. A positive disciplinary record
    3. A positive attendance record
    Applicants that are credit deficient will not be considered for admission. Any applicant that has been expelled or is in the process of being expelled from their present school will not be considered for admission. All applicants are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. They will be evaluated based on a review of the applicant's records and available space.  Any applicant admitted enters on a probationary basis. Seniors will only be accepted if there are extenuating circumstances and each case will be evaluated individually.
  • Step 2: Submit the Online Application (Available November 1st)

    Click here to complete the online application.
    Create an account (or log into your current account) and complete the application before paying the $50 application fee. The entire process should take no longer than 20 minutes. The Bishop Gorman High School Registrar will obtain the applicant's transcript, attendance report, discipline record and recommendations (Principal and current teacher) from the applicant’s current school.
     
    Mid-semester transfer applications for January 2018 will be considered until December 13, 2017. After this date, all transfer applications will be considered for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Step 3: Visit BGHS

    A visit is not required, but highly recommended. Join us for a shadow day, tour and our annual Open House (more information).

    +Visit BGHS page – come visit us at BGHS schedule a Tour ; Sign up for a Shadow Day ; come to Open House on November 12, 2017
  • Step 4: Submit Tuition Assistance application

    We offer need-based tuition assistance. If this applies to your family, please click here for further information.Tuition Assistance applications received by February 16, 2018, will receive award notification prior to registration week (March 19).
  • Step 5: Decision Notification

    Once requested records are received, your student will either be placed in the wait-pool (if space is not available) or will move forward with the interview portion of our process. For semester transfer applicants, decision letters will be mailed within 2 weeks of the completion of the admission interview. For 2018 – 2019 transfer applicants, decision letters will be mailed after April 1, 2018.

International Students

Bishop Gorman High School accepts students from other countries; however, because an ESL program is not offered, only applicants who have studied at a US institution for at least one year are considered. Students must be proficient in English. Bishop Gorman does not offer boarding services - an international student must live with a legal guardian while attending the school. International students will not be considered for senior year admission.

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  • Step 1: Admission Criteria

    Applicants who meet the following admission requirements will be placed in our wait-pool or offered acceptance based on space availability:
    Applicant Requirements (international sophomore or junior applicants; if applying for 9th grade, please contact the Admissions office at admissions@bishopgorman.org)
    1. Applicant must have a good understanding of English and the ability to speak the language. Applicant must understand both spoken and written English.
    2. Applicant must have studied at a US institution for at least one year prior to transferring to Bishop Gorman High School.
    3. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in core classes (English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language and {if coming from a Catholic school} Theology) with a C or better in all classes.
    4. Positive discipline record
    5. Positive attendance record
    All applicants are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Each applicant will be evaluated based on a review of the applicant's records and available space.  Any applicant admitted enters on a probationary basis.
  • Step 2: Provide Applicant Records

    1. Translated and notarized copy of the applicant's current high school/middle school transcript
    2. A telephone number and website address for current school
    3. Information on the length of each class (how many minutes in duration)
    4. Information on how many times a week each class meets
    5. Number of school days in the school year.
    6. The length of the school day, including the start time and the finish time
  • Step 3: Online application (Opens February 1st)

    Click here to complete the online application. You will create an account (or log into your current account) and complete the application before paying the $200 application fee. The entire process should take no longer than 20 minutes.
  • Step 4: Decision Notification

    Once all information is received and it is determined that the applicant is not credit deficient and meets the course requirements, an interview will be scheduled (using Skype if necessary) to determine English proficiency. Within two weeks of the completion of the interview, the family will receive notification of application status. If applicant is accepted, our school requires proof of legal guardianship.