Admissions Process for Transferring Students

Prospective transfer students must have an unofficial transcript, attendance records, and discipline records on file with SMA prior to acceptance. These records must be sent directly from the prospective student’s current school. A student with 7 transferable credits is designated as a sophomore. A student with 13 transferable credits is designated as a junior.

SMA only accepts senior transfers when a family moves into the area.

Please contact Director of Admissions, Colin Karr, at ckarr@smacatholic.org with any questions throughout the transfer process.

Admissions Step 1 • Apply for Admittance

A prospective family must first apply for admittance by creating a Parent Portal HERE.

Applications for students who wish to transfer in for the first semester will be reviewed over the Summer. Applications for students who wish to transfer in for the second semester will be reviewed in November.

Please note: applications will not be considered until all pertinent documents have been received *directly* from the student’s previous school. A records release form must be completed and can be printed and uploaded via the Parent Portal checklist for the student’s application.

Admissions Step 2 • Participate in an SMA “Guardian for a Day”

All students must take part in a Guardian for a Day. Sign up HERE.

In the event that a Guardian for a Day is not available, families can sign up for a tour of SMA HERE.

Admissions Step 3 • Transfer Interview

Once the prospective student’s previous school’s records have been received, you may be contacted to set up an appointment with our administration team for a transfer interview. This is to identify and address the needs of each student and family and to foster an open and productive partnership with our families. The transfer interview is an opportunity for our staff to meet each prospective student and family and to ensure that our environment is the best fit for each student.

Admissions Step 4 • Administration Review

The SMA Administrative Team will review records from the candidate’s previous school including but not limited to the student’s current transcript. Our administration will also correspond with the student’s current school to assist in the evaluation of the prospective student’s profile. These records will be evaluated and the student’s admissions interview will be discussed regarding acceptance. Our administration will review and share the results of the application with the family.

Admissions Step 5 • Admissions Conference and Registration

Assuming acceptance, the family will return to the Parent Portal to complete the Enrollment Checklist. This checklist will involve signing the tuition contract, paying the registration fee of $375 and signing various releases required for enrollment.

Once the tuition contract is signed, the registration fee is paid, and the releases are signed, the family will be contacted with information for signing into PowerSchool. Uniforms may be purchased, and MacBooks may also be configured to the St. Michael network at this time.

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