Step 1: Learn about Seton Catholic
Every student and every family is unique. We recommend that you look at the options below, and decide what will help you get to know Seton Catholic Schools the best. All of the activities in this step are optional. You can choose to do all of them, or if you already know you want to apply for admission, you can begin the application step at any time.
Step 2: Application
When you have determined that Seton Catholic could be a good fit for your family, you are ready to apply. As part of the application process you will complete the form, gather your student’s birth certificate, immunization records, current grades and test results, and pay the non-refundable $40 application fee. You can drop the completed application off at any of our school offices during school hours or mail to:
Seton Catholic Schools
240 South 6th Street
Richmond, IN 47374
Once all application materials are submitted, you will hear from us within one week to plan the next step. (Our offices will be closed while all students and staff enjoy Spring Break from March 31-April 7, 2017. Please expect an additional week after we return if you submit application materials during this time.)
Step 3: Interview/Assessment
Once we have reviewed your completed application, we will contact you to discuss next steps, which may include an interview and student assessment.
Step 4: Admissions Decision
Each student's application is carefully considered by the administration. All discussions regarding applications are held in strict confidence. Admission decisions consider the student’s potential for success at SCS and the parents' desire for a Christ-centered education for their children. Parents will be notified of the admissions decision in person or in writing; reasons for the decision are not disclosed to applicants. Seton Catholic Schools will admit students according to the criteria and priority outlined in our Admissions Policy.
Step 5: Apply for Tuition Assistance (optional)
Visit the Tuition Assistance page for information and apply for tuition assistance through FACTS Grant & Aid, our third party aid assessment company. Applicants for the 2017-2018 school year may apply for tuition assistance beginning March 1, 2017. FACTS charges a $30 fee to process your request. No tuition assistance will be awarded until after an admissions decision has been made.
Step 6: Arrange for Tuition Payment
Seton Catholic works with FACTS, a tuition management company to manage families’ tuition accounts. There are several options for payment plans outlined in the set-up process of a FACTS payment plan. All payment plans will begin in July or August for a student enrolled in the summer. If the tuition plan is set up in August, and the first payment is planned through FACTS for September, the August payment will be made directly to the school. Mid-year transfer students will also need to plan to make the first payment directly to the school, and all remaining payments through FACTS. If you choose to pay in full, payment must be made by July 1 for a student enrolling in the summer. Set up a payment plan with FACTS
Step 7: Enrollment
Completion of steps 1-6 completes the Admissions process. If a student is enrolled during summer break, they will be prepared to start classes on the first day of school. If a student is a mid-year transfer student, the student is prepared to start classes on a date determined together by the parents and the principal. Additionally, students will be eligible to begin participating in extra-curricular activities, including athletics.
At Seton Catholic Schools, we look forward to working with you as you consider Seton Catholic for your family. If you have any questions, we can be reached at 765-962-3902 ext. 21. We look forward to talking with you.