How to Apply

To ensure that an applicant is able to handle St. Thomas' challenging college preparatory curriculum, selective admissions decisions are based on:

  • Compatibility with the St. Thomas Community, including priority of choice in selecting STH
  • Results of the High School Placement Test
  • Overall junior high record (academic, behavioral and attendance)
  • Recommendations of junior high principal and teachers
  • Quality of application (essay, involvement in school activities)

Transfer Students: Now Accepting Applications

The application process for transfers is similar to that for freshmen with a few exceptions. The first is that an applicant may substitute the PSAT for the HSPT. The second is that all applicants for 10th, 11th and 12th grade are personally interviewed when their application file is complete. Although the timeline for transfer students' applications does not follow the same deadlines as those for freshmen, we strongly recommend that transfer applicants complete their files as soon as is feasible. Available spaces in 10th, 11th and 12th grade classes are usually filled by the beginning of May.

Applicants for 10th grade who have not taken the HSPT must do so, please call St. Thomas Hich School for future dates. Applicants for 11th and 12th grades must submit their 10th and 11th grade PSAT and SAT results.

Online Application for Future Freshmen

Applications for Freshmen students are still being accepted under special circumstances.

Please contact Admissions at 713-864-6348 x 100 with questions regarding late applications.

Apply now for the 2016-2017 Online Application.


High School Placement Test: Are still available for late enrollment or transfer students

Please call St. Thomas High School for a schedule of future dates.

Dr. Teresa Shaffer, Director of the Learning Resource Center, suggests the following links as a free resource in preparation for the High School Placement Test. These sites provide practice tests which will allow your son the opportunity to familiarize himself with the format of the test and lower the level of anxiety generally associated with test taking. 

http://www.testprepreview.com/hspt_practice.htm - Free practice test with answers and other test review material.

http://www.testpreppractice.net/HSPT/Free-Online-HSPT-Practice-Tests.aspx - Multiple versions of the different test components.

https://www.petersons.com/college-search/hspt-practice-test.aspx - $20.00 for the opportunity to take the timed HSPT test two separate times. The site also provides the answers and areas of weakness.


Transcripts & Recommendations

Download a copy of the following forms and submit them to your school after December 1. Please do not request transcripts until after the fall semester has ended.   We must receive these completed documents directly from your son's current school by the January 15 deadline, or if your school ends its fall semester in January, then within one week after the semester has ended. We must receive these completed documents directly from your son's current school by the January 15 deadline.




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