Apply for Admission and Scholarship

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READY TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO HOBAN?

It's easy to get started. Just follow the steps below. Please contact the admissions office at any time if you have questions or need assistance.

The information that applicants provide enables us to assemble a balanced and diverse community of learners. The primary characteristic that we seek is a student's ability to meet the demands of a rigorous college preparatory program. We also place a strong emphasis on character, special gifts and talents and a candidate's desire to reach his or her potential.

If you haven't filled out an inquiry form or scheduled a campus visit or shadow day, please consider doing so before submitting your application so that we can get to know you better and provide more information about your specific interests.

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Admission to Hoban is available to qualified applicants regardless of religion, race, sex or ethnic background.

8th-Grade Students

EIGHTH-GRADE STUDENTS

The process of admission is slightly different depending on where you attend grade school. The admissions staff is ready to assist you and answer any questions along the way. 

If you attend a Catholic elementary school in the Cleveland Diocese 

December 1, 2019

Deadline to apply for scholarships by completing the Hoban Application online.  

December 1, 2019

Deadline to submit the online FACTS Grant & Aid form to be considered for financial assistance. Families should complete the online FACTS using their 2018 tax information.  

Early January, 2020

Families who complete the Hoban Application and online FACTS Grant & Aid form by the December 1 deadline will receive notification of financial assistance in early January. 

January 13, 2020

Catholic school students will receive the Cleveland Diocese’s application from their 8th grade teacher. Students should complete the application and return it to their school with Archbishop Hoban High School indicated as the first choice. Only the first-choice Catholic high school will receive your records.

February 12, 2020

Decision letters will be mailed.

Applications for those students who are not admitted to their first choice school will be mailed to their second choice school.

March 7 and 12, 2020

Students who have been admitted and have selected Hoban are invited to attend registration to schedule classes for the 2020-21 school year. 

If you attend a public or independent school, a Catholic school in another diocese or are homeschooled:

December 1, 2019

Deadline to submit the Hoban Application. To be considered for scholarship, applicants must submit the application AND two teacher recommendations by December 1. Upon receipt of your application, Hoban will request your 7th/8th grade academic record (grades, attendance, discipline, and standardized test scores) from your school. Additional academic records may be requested during the review process.

Applications received after December 1, 2019 will be considered for admission only. 

December 1, 2019

Deadline to submit the online FACTS Grant & Aid form to be considered for financial assistance. Families should complete the online FACTS using their 2018 tax information.

Early January, 2020

Families who complete the Hoban Application and online FACTS Grant & Aid form by the December 1 deadline will receive notification of financial assistance in early January. 

February 12, 2020

Students who apply by the December 1 priority deadline will receive decision letters around February 12. Those who apply after that date will receive a decision letter five to 10 school days after the complete application is received by the Admissions Committee. 

March 7 and 12, 2020

Students who have been admitted and have selected Hoban are invited to attend registration to schedule classes for the 2020-21 school year.

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

We welcome inquiries from students who are currently attending high school. Students who wish to transfer to Hoban should submit academic, attendance and disciplinary records, as well as standardized test scores, from the previous two years and an essay explaining why you are considering transferring. Qualified students will be interviewed along with their parents or guardians. Following this interview, students may be offered admission to Hoban. Transfer students are generally not admitted into the senior year except in special circumstances, such as a family has relocated. Contact the Office of Admissions at 330.849.2149 or EMAIL US for a transfer application. 

International Students

International Students

The Holy Cross value of inclusiveness is evident in Hoban’s desire to welcome students from around the world to our school community. We celebrate our diversity, value each person and welcome one another with the hospitality of Christ to enhance the learning experience for all.

For students from China, Hoban works exclusively with the International Partnership of Education Research and Communication (IPERC) Foundation in Columbus, Ohio. Chinese students interested in applying for admission should contact IPERC.

Apply now! Download the application.

Email the Hoban Admissions Office or call 330.849.2149.

Since Hoban offers no ESL program, students must demonstrate an above school average ability to read and understand spoken English by taking the TOEFL Junior, iTEP SLATE or SSAT. International students are expected to attend Hoban for a minimum of two years in order to receive a Hoban diploma.