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How and When to Apply


 The Application Process


1.  Contact Us

Click here to fill our inquiry form

 2.  Call and Visit 

Contact Admission Director to schedule a tour of our campus.

Attend an Open House in the fall or winter.

Request parent application links and student application.

3.  Apply 

Complete and submit the Parent and Student Applications.

Submit a copy of your student’s latest report card and standardized test results from his or her current school.

4.  Shadow and Interview

Schedule a day for your child to spend at Ascension. Attending a shadow day will allow your child to be the guest of an Ascension Ambassador. They will meet teachers, attend classes with potential classmates, have lunch and experience the difference of an Ascension Academy education.

Interview with the Director of Admission. This can be done the same day that your child visits for a shadow day.

 5.  Test

Schedule an admission test date or register for the group testing on January 28, 2017, February 25, 2017, or March 25, 2017.  

We administer the Iowa Test of Basic Skills to all applicants.

Application fee of $75 is due on test day.

Click here to register for one of the entrance exam dates.

 6.  Notification

Each completed applicant file is submitted to the Admission Committee. You will be notified by mail of the admission decision.

7.  Respond

Accepted students and their parents sign and return an Acceptance Agreement and pay the Enrollment Deposit of $500 to complete the admission process.

The priority application deadline is March 1, 2017.  Priority applications must be completed for consideration. Late applications are always welcome and acceptance will be offered as space allows.


Application Timeline for 2017-2018 School Year


November 17, 2016:  Open House (6 p.m.)

November - February:  Interviews, Shadow Visits, Individual Admission Testing

January 28, 2017:  Group Admission Testing at 9 a.m.

February 2, 2017:  Open House ( 6 p.m.)

February 25, 2017:  Group Admission Testing at 9 a.m.

March 1, 2017:  Early Decision Application Deadline for Guaranteed Consideration*

March 25, 2017:  Group Admission Testing at 9 a.m.

April 1, 2017:  Enrollment Decisions for early applications

April 8, 2017:  Board of Regents Scholarship Competition 

These dates are guidelines for the admission process.

*Early applications are welcome, and late applications will be considered as space allows.