Thank you for your interest in applying to Notre Dame! Our application can be found at the bottom of this page.

To learn more about Notre Dame’s expectations of students applying for admissions, please read this note.

If you have questions about Notre Dame and/or the admissions process, please contact a member of our Office of Admissions:

Kathleen Offer, Dean of Admissions (koffer@ndpma.org)
Kala Parker, Associate Dean of Admissions & Dean of Diversity (kparker@ndpma.org) - Upper Division
Corey Porterfield, Associate Dean of Admissions (cporterfield@ndpma.org) - Middle & Lower Division
Michael Morrison, Admissions Assistant (mmorrison@ndpma.org)

Requirements for Admission to Upper Division (Grades 9 - 12)

  • Register for and take the High School Placement Test (Grade 9 applicants)
    • Notre Dame offers the test Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, 2016, as well as Feb. 4 and March 4, 2017. Students who take the test after the December 3 date will NOT be eligible to receive merit-based scholarships.
    • Regardless of testing site, students must request that their score be sent directly to Notre Dame
    • To register online with STS, please click here: http://Detroit.stsusers.com.
  • TRANSFER APPLICANTS: Prior to completing an online application, please call the Notre Dame Office of Admissions at 248-373-1061.
  • INTERNATIONAL / FOREIGN EXCHANGE APPLICANTS: Please click the following link to read more about NDP’s guidelines before starting an application: http://www.ndpma.org/intapply/
  • Complete the online application, including NDP-specific supplement
  • Request grades from current school (form provided through online application)
  • Request student evaluations from current teachers (form provided through online application)
  • Once the completed application, records, evaluations and fee have been submitted, Notre Dame will schedule an interview with the applicant and a parent/guardian.

Requirements for Admission to Middle Division (Grades 6 - 8)

  • Register for and take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (all applicants)
    • Notre Dame offers the test Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, 2016, as well as Feb. 4 and March 4, 2016. Students who take the test after the December 5 date will NOT be eligible to receive a merit-based scholarship.
    • To register online with NDMA, please click here: http://www.ndpma.org/iowa-test-form/
  • Complete the online application, including supplement
  • Request grades from current school (form provided through online application)
  • Request student evaluations from current teachers (form provided through online application)
  • Once the completed application, records, evaluations and fee have been submitted, Notre Dame will schedule an interview with the applicant and a parent/guardian.

Requirements for Admission to Lower Division (Grades JK - 5)

  • Complete the online application
  • Request grades from current school (form provided through online application), as applicable
  • Request student evaluations from current teachers (form provided through online application), as applicable
  • Spend a shadow day at the Lower Division in the student's current grade. To schedule your student to be "Irish for a Day," please call 248-373-1061 or complete the online form here: http://www.ndpma.org/LDshadow
  • Once the completed application, records, evaluations and fee have been submitted, Notre Dame will schedule an interview with the applicant and a parent/guardian.

Admission to Notre Dame
Notre Dame begins reviewing applications in November for the following year. The initial deadline for applications is Jan. 20, 2017.  Decisions will be communicated on Jan. 27, 2017.  Applications will be accepted after Jan. 20, 2017. (After the initial deadline, Notre Dame offers admission as space permits.) Students who apply for admission to 9th grade after January 20 will be eligible for merit scholarships, provided they have taken the High School Placement Test on Nov. 21 or Dec. 5, 2016. Students who apply for admission to 6th grade after January 20 will not be eligible for merit scholarships.