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The Application Process

Forming faith. Inspiring excellence. Building character. These are the attributes that we look for in a Hannan candidate. When reviewing applications we rely on several different factors in making a decision, including elementary school grades, standardized test scores, student essay, application day test and a personal interview.

Students Attending a Catholic Elementary School
  • Monday, November 13, 2017: Your child will receive the Archdiocesan Application Form from their school principal on this date. Students and parents should complete the application form over the next two days.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017: Return the completed application to your child's school principal on this date. Do not worry about documentation. The elementary school will send us your child's school records, transcripts, and standardized test results.
  • Friday, November 17, 2017: Application forms and records sent to high schools.
  • Friday, December 8, 2017: Submit Hannan online application.
  • Saturday, January 6, 2018: All students applying to Archbishop Hannan High School must attend Application Day beginning at 8:00 A.M. During the course of the day, your child will take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. The results of the exam are used for acceptance, conditional acceptance and also help us in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students will be required to pay a $30 application fee due at test time.
  • January 2018: Prospective student interviews are scheduled online in 15 minute time slots. Because we believe education relies on collaboration between the school and the family, we ask that at least one parent/guardian attend the interview.
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018: Letters of acceptance, conditional acceptance (based upon successful completion of Propel during the month of June), wait list and denial are mailed to families.
Students Attending Non-Catholic Elementary Schools
  • Monday, November 13, 2017: Obtain an Archdiocesan application form from the Hannan website. Please note, you are responsible for obtaining and forwarding to us the required records from your child's current elementary school.
  • Friday, November 17, 2017: Following the instructions on the Application Form, please submit your completed Archdiocesan Application Form along with your child's last two years of report cards, latest test scores, and current report card to Archbishop Hannan.
  • Friday, December 8, 2017: Submit Hannan online application.
  • Saturday, January 6, 2018: All students applying to Archbishop Hannan High School must attend Application Day beginning at 8:00 A.M. During the course of the day, your child will take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. The results of the exam are used for acceptance, conditional acceptance and also help us in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students will be required to pay a $30 application fee at the time of the exam.
  • January 2018: Prospective student interviews are scheduled online in 15 minute time slots. Because we believe education relies on collaboration between the school and the family, we ask that at least one parent/guardian attend the interview.
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018: Archbishop Hannan High School will send out acceptance letters to students and parents.
Conditional Acceptance

Some students are conditionally accepted based upon the results of their Iowa Test of Basic Skills. These students must successfully complete our summer Propel program during the month of June. Attendance is mandatory.

Wait List

Students who meet the basic requirements for acceptance but were not accepted are placed on our “Wait List”. After the current student registration deadline, we know which students are planning to attend and which have decided on other schools. Usually, spaces are available just after the registration deadline but more occur over the summer as families move or notify us they've decided on another high school.

Home School Applicants

Home school students follow the same process as those in non-Catholic schools.

Transfer Students

Senior and Junior year transfers are not accepted except in specific extenuating circumstances (recent relocation over 60 miles, death in the immediate family, etc.). Similarly, while it is preferred that a student enters at the beginning of the school year or at the semester break, under extenuating circumstances, the school will consider a mid-year transfer depending on circumstances.

More Information

For more information (including transfer applicants), contact Mr. Steve Shepherd, Director of Admissions at (985) 249-6363