Admission Requirements

Nolan Catholic considers qualified students of all faiths and denominations without any regard to race, ethnicity or national origin.

  1. Formed in the Catholic faith
  2. Achieved Academic Excellence
  3. Evangelizes through Service, Justice, and Witness

Ability to be successful – Admissions Committee reviews the entire body of work including: the application, admissions test, report cards, standardized test scores and teacher recommendations in regards to academic ratings, effort and potential


History of effort level, proper conduct and treating others with kindness – Admissions Committee carefully reviews the citizenship, motivation and effort portions of the report cards, teacher comments and teacher evaluations.


Parental cooperation with student expectations – Parents must share behavior expectations required by Nolan Catholic

Transfer Policy
  • NCHS considers transfer applications through the beginning of the junior year.
  • Mid-junior and senior transfer applicants are considered if coming from another Catholic high school.
  • Mid-year transfers must be admitted prior to the start of the 2nd semester.
  • Contact the Office of Enrollment Management for details.
International Student Admission

International students are considered only as incoming freshman or sophomores at the beginning of the school year.

Students may apply with our online application which includes a $75 non-refundable application fee. Students are to submit academic records from their current school and student evaluations from their Headmaster and teachers in Math and English. These records must be translated to English. For help with translating these documents, contact Foreign Credentials (512-459-8428) and submit to Nolan Catholic High School. All international students must be proficient in English – reading, writing, and comprehension. Nolan Catholic does not offer ESL classes. We require international students to take the TOFEL Jr. or SLEP exam. All students must live with a relative or with a host family already established. Nolan Catholic does not provide host families. If accepted to Nolan Catholic, the student may apply for the I-20 Visa. Nolan Catholic does not issue visas. The paperwork is handled through the Catholic Center, the offices for the Diocese of Fort Worth. The fee is $200. Current tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is $15,570, due on the first day of school. In addition, there is a $375 non-refundable, registration fee due within 10 days of acceptance. All new students must have immunization records and a physical prior to the first day of school.

Application Process for 2017-2018

Prospective Freshman Applicants complete an online application and submit a $75 non-refundable application fee. The online application site will open in September. Only freshman applicants are required to take the High School Placement test. Our admissions committee will review the applicant when:

  1. The online application is complete and submitted
  2. All three teacher evaluations have been received
  3. Report cards from the 7th and 8th grades have been received
  4. The admissions test results are received
  5. A family interview has been conducted

Check out our online calendar for enrollment dates. The HSPT is a curriculum based test which helps us determine acceptance and placement when considering upper level courses. Late applicants are reviewed with the same integrity and consideration as applications we received prior to the deadline. Taking the Late admissions test will not detract a student’s chance from being accepted.

Prospective Transfer Students

Complete our online application and submit a $75 non-refundable application fee. Transfer applicants are NOT required to take an admissions test. Please see the transfer requirements here: “Requirements for Prospective Students.” Our admissions committee will review transfer applicants when:

  1. The online application complete and submitted
  2. All three teacher evaluations have been received
  3. Transcripts from the last two years have been received
  4. A family interview has been scheduled and conducted
  • All applicants with at least one parent/guardian are required to interview.
  • Following an admissions committee review, applicants will be notified of acceptance by mail.
  • Upon acceptance, registration for all incoming freshmen is March 31. If the student is a late applicant, registration is due 10 days after acceptance.
  • If applying for financial aid, an application is due to FACTS by March 1, 2017. Upon acceptance, the student must be registered for the 2017-2018 school year by completing all registration documents and paying the non-refundable registration fee.
  • FACTS financial aid notification will be mailed on May 1, 2017. Please note that there are separate notifications sent from the Diocese Bishop’s Scholar Fund and NCHS.