Admissions Timeline

Admissions Timeline

We are very excited that you are considering applying to Xavier College Preparatory High School! Below is our Admissions Timeline, which lists the events and activites to be followed as you progress through the admissions process.

We can't wait to meet you and are looking forward to your future as a Xavier Gator and a part of our Xavier Family!

List of 12 items.

  • Attend: An Informational Social -- an opportunity to meet the Director of Admissions and several XCP students

    Join us for an informal evening event with the Xavier Director of Admissions and a group of Xavier students to learn more about Xavier and the admissions process.

    The Socials are from 6:45 pm to 8:15 in homes of current Xavier familes.  They are scheduled for:

    Wednesday, September 13 in the Arcadia/PV area, 5516 E Arcadia Lane
    Wednesday, October 4 in the North Scottdale area, 10050 E Cholla St.
    Thursday, October 5 in the Auwatukee area, 3336 E Suncrest Ct.
    Thursday, October 12 in the Central Phoenix area, 226 E McLellan

    For more information, visit the "Inquiry" page to register.
  • Attend: 8th Grade Day - Friday, October 26, 2018

    8th Grade Day is a special day for 8th Graders who are interested in applying to Xavier. 8th Grade Day is on Friday, October 26, 2018. It begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m. Scheduled activities for 8th Grade Day include a welcome assembly, student-led classroom visits, and an all-school pep rally. Lunch will be provided.  

    We ask that all visitors wear a WHITE SHIRT with short or long sleeves (no tank tops or spaghetti straps) for the fun rally experience on this day! 

    If your daughter wears a uniform skirt in the school she is currently attending, it is easiest if she wears it to Xavier for her visit, as this is a good conversation starter. 

    If your daughter does not wear a uniform, then appropriate dress for 8th Graders is required in keeping with the XCP dress code: no shorts, no jeans with rips, holes, or frayed edges, no tank tops, and no flip-flops.

    Make a reservation for 8th grade day by clicking here. Please only make one reservation per student. Reservations will be accepted beginning August 6th. There will NOT be a separate email confirmation of the reservation for 8th Grade Day. You simply need to attend on Friday, October 26th once you make the reservation.

    Transportation to and from Xavier for 8th Grade Day is not provided by Xavier and must be arranged by parents. This is a day just for the students; parents are invited to attend Open House with their daughters on Sunday, October 28th. Please help this day run smoothly by following the drop-off/pick-up instructions for 8th Grade Day:

    Drop-Off Instructions:
    Enter at the traffic light at Highland Street and 7th Street. You will be directed by Xavier staff to Bidwill Circle. Your daughter will then be escorted into the Performing Arts Center by the Student Ambassadors to check in for the day.

    Pick-Up Instructions:
    Enter at the Highland Street entrance at 7th Street. You will be directed by Xavier staff to continue toward Bidwill Circle where your daughter will be waiting for you.

    Please do not arrive earlier than 1:00 pm for the pick up, as the entire Xavier student body will be leaving from the parking lot prior to that time!
  • Attend: Xavier's Open House - Sunday, October 28, 2018

    Parents and their daughters are encouraged to attend Open House on Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Information sessions begin at 12:15 and 1:15 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Performing Arts Center. There will be student-led tours of the school as well as an opportunity to meet faculty and coaches. Open to families and students of every grade level. No registration is necessary.
  • Step 1: Beginning November 1 -- Register for HSPT Entrance Exam - Saturday, Jan. 20 or Saturday, Jan. 27

    HSPT: Xavier Entrance Exam for 8th Graders ONLY will be on January 20, 2018 (or January 27, 2018) - 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (approximate dismissal).

    Online registration for the HSPT exam will be available on the school's website beginning November 1, 2017.

    An exam fee of $50 will be collected at the beginning of the exam. Cash or Check accepted; no credit cards. Please make check payable to Xavier College Preparatory.

    The HSPT Entrance Exam registration link is to the right, under Admissions Links.
  • Step 2: Online Admissions Application Available NOVEMBER 15 and Due by 3:00PM - Monday, January 29, 2018

    The Xavier application for the school year 2018-2019 will be available online beginning November 15, 2017.  Parents will need an active email address to establish a GatorNet account to begin the online portion of the appllcation. (Current XCP parents will use their existing GatorNet account.) All instructions and necessary materials for completing the application will be given via the GatorNet account.

    The online application and $50.00 non-refundable application fee are due by 3:00p.m. Monday, January 29, 2018.  

    * Please note that applications received after the deadline will be reviewed as space is available.

    The link to the online application is on the right, under Admissions Links.
  • Step 3: The HSPT Entrance Exam - Saturday, Jan. 20 or Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018

    Take the HSPT Entrance Exam on either January 20th or 27th, 2018.
  • Step 4: Recommendations & School Forms Due by 3:00PM - Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

    Xavier requires completed recommendation forms from:
    • Current 8th Grade English teacher
    • Current 8th Grade Math teacher
    • An academic teacher of the applicant's choice from 7th or 8th grade
    • School Report to be completed by Principal or Head of School

    The forms will be downloaded from the student's online application in the GatorNet portal.  PARENTS AND APPLICANTS must sign the recommendation forms BEFORE giving them to teachers to complete. The completed forms are to be returned directly from the Teacher or School by mail or email.

    If mailed, the forms should be sent to:

    Xavier College Preparatory
    Attn: Admissions Office
    4710 N 5th Street
    Phoenix, AZ  85012

    If emailed, they must be sent to:  from an official school email address.

    Forms will be available online through the GatorNet account November 15, 2017 after the online portion of the application has been submitted.  The Admissions Office asks that teachers wait until the end of the first semester before completing the recommendation forms. Recommendation forms from teachers will not be accepted by the Admissions Office until after January 1st.  Be sure to give teachers ample time to complete the forms by the January 29th deadline.
  • Step 5: School Transcripts Due by 3:00PM - Monday, January 29, 2018

    Transcripts of 7th and 8th Grade records aare due from the applicant's school by 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 29, 2018.

    Download the Records Release Form (from within the GatorNet portal) that is to be signed by parents and submitted to the applicant's current school.  As with the recommendation forms, the records are to be sent directly from the school either by mail or email.

    Be sure to request that the tanscripts are not sent until the grades for the first semester (or first trimester) of 8th Grade are included.  You may wish to wait and give this form to the school in January.
  • Step 6: Application Fee, Questionnaire and Signature Page Due by 3:00PM - Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

    The $50.00 Application fee in cash or check, Applicant Questionnaire, and Parent Signature Page are due by hand-delivery or U.S. Mail by 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 29, 2018.  THE SIGNATURE PAGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE APPLICATION FEE.

    The forms to complete for the questionnaire and signature page are also downloaded from the GatorNet portal and submitted to Xavier either by mail or hand delivered.
  • Step 7: Check GatorNet often to see your Application Status

    Log back into your established GatorNet account from time to time if you wish to see the progress of the application on the Checklist, i.e. forms that have been received. Please remember that any forms received must be processed by the Admissions Office Staff.  Don't panic if you see that a form is not marked complete before the due date. It's possible the form has been received in the Admissions Office but its receipt is not yet entered into the Checklist in your GatorNet online applicatione record.
  • Step 8: Acceptance Decisions Posted & Mailed 3:00PM, Friday, February 16, 2018

    Applicant acceptance status will be available online via the GatorNet portal at 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2018 and will be mailed to the applicant's home.
  • Step 9: Accepted Applicants Registration - Saturday, March 3, 2018 BY APPOINTMENT

    Applicants who are accepted will be given an appointment time for Registration on March 3, 2018.

Xavier College Preparatory

4710 North Fifth Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
P. (602) 277-3772
F. (602) 279-1346

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