Transfer Students

Admissions

Transfer Students


Students are considered for transfer into Mount de Sales if space is available and the Admissions Committee deems an acceptance appropriate.  Potential transfer students should carefully consider their reasons for transferring and read our transfer process below.

  • Candidates and their parents must understand and be fully committed to supporting the mission and vision of Mount de Sales Academy.
  • Candidates must be in good academic, disciplinary, and financial standing at their previous institution, with no outstanding financial obligations.

The Mount de Sales Academy Administration and Board of Trustees assess enrollment every spring for the following school year. Transfer applicant admissions decisions will be issued after this review of enrollment.

A complete applicant file contains the application, $50 fee, high school records, middle school records, recommendation(s), and completion of the interview. All items should be submitted to the Admissions Office, except documentation to apply to the Sacred Heart Program. Those items should be directed to Mary Jo Puglisi.

  • During the first semester of the current year, transfer applicants may apply, submit the $50 fee, request middle school records, and schedule/attend the interview.
  • After completion of the first semester, transfer applicants may request high school records and recommendations.

Shadow requests can be submitted to the Admissions Office and can take place in either semester of the current year.

Application
Apply online or submit the PDF application by mail or email. Remember to save the PDF on your computer before populating the fields!
Click here to apply online.
Click here to access the PDF application.

$50 Fee
The Admissions Office will process an application once the fee is received.
Online applicants can pay by card on page 2 of the application.
Checks can be made out to Mount de Sales Academy and mailed to the school.

Records
High School: Official transcripts are required from every high school the student has attended. Transcripts for completed and current high school grades should include: Grades, attendance records, behavioral records, standardized test scores, and results of any academic, psychological, and emotional/behavioral testing. If a school does not have its own form, the Mount de Sales Record Request Form may be used.  The Admissions Committee requires an official transcript for a complete first semester of the current school year. We recommend that a student request records and recommendations together as early as January 2018.

Middle School: If the student’s current high school has them on file, they may send them with the high school transcripts. Transcripts should include for grades 6, 7 and 8: Grades, attendance records, behavioral records, standardized test scores, and results of any academic, psychological, and emotional/behavioral testing.

If the applicant is homeschooled: The home educator must provide a list of courses, textbooks, and progress for all grades the student was/is homeschooled. For students who do not earn numerical or letter grades, the home educator should provide a summary of the student’s progress for each class in each year.

  • Homeschool students in bona fide homeschool programs or co-ops (e.g., Calvert, Seton, Kolbe, Mother of Divine Grace, St. Thomas Aquinas Tutorial) must submit the Mount de Sales Request for Records Form to that organization, which should send files directly to Mount de Sales.
  • Students homeschooling through local school district approval should submit the Request for Records Form to the approving body, which should provide Mount de Sales with documents showing the students' academic progress in middle school.

Recommendation(s)
Recommendation forms from two teachers at her current school should be submitted by mail, email or fax. For homeschooled students, adults who work with the applicant in an instructional capacity may complete her recommendation forms. Click here for the Standard Recommendation Form.

Letters of recommendation are optional. All recommendations are confidential and should be sent from the recommender directly to Mount de Sales.

Interview
Every applicant and at least one parent/guardian will attend a 30-minute interview. Interviews can be scheduled through the Admissions Office.

Other Considerations
We encourage families to consider the following. If you are applying for any of the following, please adhere to the appropriate deadlines.

  • Sacred Heart Program: Students interested in applying to the Sacred Heart Program must submit all necessary documentation directly to Director of Academic Services Mary Jo Puglisi ( or 410.744.8498 ext. 267). Click here for program information and documentation guidelines.
  • Tuition Assistance: Mount de Sales Academy has limited tuition assistance for families in financial need. To apply for tuition assistance, the application and necessary supporting documentation are due to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment.  Transfer applicants, please note: Tuition assistance opportunities may be more limited at the end of the school year. Click here to access tuition assistance application information.

Admissions Contact Information

Emily Ko '07
Director of Admissions
410.744.8498 ext. 270

Robyn Levy '06
Assistant Director of Admissions
410.744.8498 ext. 276

Admissions Office Email

Mount de Sales Fax (please notate Admissions on your fax)
410.747.5105


​Admissions Policy

Mount de Sales Academy for Girls does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policy, athletic or other school administered programs.

When applying, applicants “understand and acknowledge that receiving the application does not constitute a commitment by Mount de sales Academy, and that Mount de Sale Academy may deny admission if they determine that enrollment of the Applicant in the Academy would not be appropriate.”

All acceptances are conditional upon the successful completion of the current school year. As a condition of acceptance, students may be required to attend and satisfactorily complete remedial summer math and/or reading programs prior to admission. All decisions regarding the acceptance of a student into Mount de Sales Academy are done with the highest emphasis placed on what is in the best interest of the individual girl.