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Marian Catholic Admissions

Marian Catholic High School

Students from more than 75 communities in Illinois and Northwest Indiana combine to form an ethnically and culturally diverse student body with the common goal of academic excellence. As a result, admission is competitive. Interested 8th grade students are encouraged to obtain information early and MUST take the placement examination offered in January.

Admission Policy

Priority for acceptance is given to incoming freshmen coming from Catholic schools, students w/siblings currently attending MCHS and children of alumni.

Admission & Testing Standards: FINAL MAKE-UP Entrance Exam

The FINAL make-up entrance exam for the 2018 - 2019 school year will be the STS / High School Placement test, held on Thursday, December 28, 8:00 a.m. to Noon.

Testers should bring 2 sharpened #2 pencils and a $25 test fee (cash or check).

This test is only available to 8th grade students who have not taken the entrance exam at another Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

MAKE-UP EXAM: Thursday, December 28, 8:00 a.m. until Noon

Where: Marian Catholic High School. Please enter at the Ashland Avenue entrance.

Who: Any current 8th Grader who did not test at another Catholic High School in the Archdiocese of Chicago


  • Testers need to bring $25 (cash or check made out to Marian Catholic High School)
  • No Calculators
  • Two - #2 pencils
  • Results from the 2018 test will be mailed on or about January 15.

All students who plan to attend to Marian must be present for this exam. Students should know the following information:

  • Parent(s) Names
  • Home Mailing Address (Street, City, State, Zip)
  • Primary Contact Phone
  • Grade school - including town