Transfer Student Application Process

Families relocating to the area or with general transfer questions can contact Mrs. Jackie Bach, Director of Enrollment Management, at jbach@smart-seo.net for further information.

School Year
2023-24 We are no longer taking transfer applications for the 2023-2024 school year.
2023-24 The application for students wishing to transfer for the 2024-2025 school year will open on October 1, 2023.

Steps to Apply for the 2024-25 School Year

1. Click here to create an account in the Parent Portal
2. Submit your online application form.
3. Upload the following documents through your online application checklist:

  • Transcripts from prior two years
  • Current year first semester grades
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Two Recommendation Forms: Two Recommendation Forms – Electronic Recommendation Form requests can be sent from the Parent Portal once you have completed the application. At least one recommendation must be from a current teacher in a core academic subject (English, Math, Science, or Social Studies). The other can be submitted from another teacher, coach, or club moderator.
  • Sending School Recommendation Form – Electronic Sending School Form request can be sent from the Parent Portal to your child’s school counselor to communicate any discipline or attendance concerns.

Your application portfolio will be complete when we have received your application form and all supporting documents. The application deadline is March 1, 2024. Once your application portfolio has been submitted, all students applying to transfer to Guerin Catholic will be asked to participate in an interview with our principal Mr. James McNeany. Please note the High School Placement Test is not required for transfer students.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Admissions team at 317-582-0120 x279 or admissions@smart-seo.net.


Priority Placement for Incoming Students (Transfer Students)

Students will be assigned a Priority Placement group number for all completed application portfolios prior to the March 1st deadline. Application portfolios are considered complete when all supporting materials are submitted. If the number of applicants exceeds the class capacity, we will start with the first priority group to begin filling the class. New this year, if an entire priority group cannot be accepted, a random-number generator will be used to determine the order of the applicants in that priority group. Applications will continue to be accepted after March 1st on a first-come, first-serve basis until the class is full. Once the class is full, students may be placed on a waiting list.

Group 1 Student who is a Guerin Catholic sibling, legacy, or the child of a Diocese of Lafayette employee.
Group 2 Student who is currently enrolled at a Catholic school within the Diocese of Lafayette
Group 3 Student who is a registered member of a parish within the Diocese of Lafayette
Group 4 Student who is Catholic and lives within the Diocese of Lafayette
Group 5 Student who is non-Catholic and lives within the Diocese of Lafayette
Group 5 Student who is Catholic and lives outside of the Diocese of Lafayette

July 2023


Frequently Asked Questions

No. Guerin Catholic is an open enrollment school and nearly 15% of our students are non-Catholic.
Applications for transfer students are due by March 1, 2024. After March 1st, applications are traditionally received on a rolling basis and considered based on availability in each class.
Transfer students will work with their Guerin Catholic school counselor to determine what classes and credits will transfer to Guerin Catholic.
Yes! Guerin Catholic will make every effort to assist families with a demonstrated financial need. Our goal is to meet 100% of the calculated financial need of our families. Understanding that each family situation is unique, Guerin Catholic uses an individualized approach for each family. Guerin Catholic offers its own need-based tuition assistance program, participates in the State of Indiana Choice Scholarship Program and provides scholarship funding for eligible students through Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs).
If you have any questions about tuition payment or financial assistance, please contact: Betsy Grocki, Tuition and Financial Aid Specialist, at bgrocki@smart-seo.net
Tuition for the 2023-24 school year is $15,700 (inclusive of technology and student activity fees).
Guerin Catholic does not have any scholarships specifically for transfer students. Guerin Catholic will make every effort to assist families with a demonstrated financial need through our Tuition Assistance Program.
Guerin Catholic High School is a 1:1 laptop school and will provide guidelines to use when purchasing your Apple laptop. All students provide his or her own computers.