Saint Ignatius High School

Transfer Students

Welcome to Saint Ignatius High School. Use this information to guide you through the transfer application.

Transfer Application 

There is currently a waiting list for transfer students seeking admission for the coming school year. Transfer applications will be considered in the order they are received.  Any transfer applications accepted will be for the beginning of the next school year only​.  We cannot consider mid-year transfers at this time. Any student interested in transferring to Saint Ignatius must fill out a transfer application and scan and email a copy of his current grades, as well as standardized test scores (e.g. CAT, Iowa Basics, PLAN, etc.) to Mr. Patrick O'Rourke '90 at to be considered for acceptance.  

The student must also download and distribute the teacher and pastor referral forms in a timely enough fashion that they can be filled out by the appropriate people and mailed to Saint Ignatius High School before May 1.  

The transfer application may be submitted separately from the report cards, standardized test scores, and referrals, but a student's application will not be considered until all four components have been submitted and received by the Admissions Office.  


The deadline for applying for a transfer to Saint Ignatius is May 1. A mandatory interview will be required during the month of May. Students will be notified by the Admissions Office to schedule an appointment.  

Decisions on potential transfer students will be made by the Admissions Committee no later than June 1st. Any student who has submitted the complete transfer paperwork (application, grades, referrals, and standardized test scores) before May 1st will be notified of the Committee's decision by mail before June 1st.     

Tuition Assistance

Families who wish to apply for tuition assistance, should their sons be admitted, may begin that process by reading the Financial Information and Tuition Assistance page on our website. 

Registration and Scheduling 

Once a student is accepted, he will go through the normal registration process, which takes 3-4 weeks. Included in this process is the payment of a $250 registration fee. As part of this process, the Counseling Department and the student will meet to go over his transcripts and will work together to set up his academic schedule for the fall.  


Any transfer student who plays interscholastic athletics should presume that he will be ineligible at his new school for the second half of the season and any OHSAA sponsored tournaments of any sport he played interscholastically at his previous school (i.e. intramurals do not count). There are exceptions to this rule, but they are few and difficult to prove.  

Any student who transfers to Saint Ignatius and feels he meets one of the OHSAA criteria for an exception should state his case to the Athletic Director, Rory Fitzpatrick, by email at as soon as possible after his official acceptance. The Athletic Director and the Admissions Director will then decide whether an exception, in fact, can be applied. Should that be the case, the Athletic Director and the Admissions Director will fill out the proper paperwork and work closely with the OHSAA to determine the athlete’s eligibility status at Saint Ignatius.  

Admissions Department