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8th Grade Admissions Timeline

Requirements for Interested 8th Graders (Aspiring Freshmen)
2023-2024 School Year  Class of 2028
When your child completes 7th Grade, please fill out Molloy's Online Application and upload 6th and 7th Grade marks/report cards. Please include first quarter 8th Grade marks/report cards if available.
All applicants must take the Test for Admission into Catholic High School (TACHS).
Please review the important dates and information in the Admissions Timeline below. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

(Class of 2028)
*Note: All fees and dates below are subject to change.
  • The first week of August - Molloy's online application is now available. Per above, please click here to head to our "Apply Now" page. It contains all the directions on how to fill out a Molloy application.
  • August 21, 2023 at 9 AM - TACHS exam registration begins.  You can sign up online at or by telephone at 1-866-61TACHS (1-866-618-2247).
  • Molloy brochures are delivered to all local schools. Ask your 8th Grade teacher or guidance counselor for one! The brochures can also be downloaded on our website.
  • All 8th Grade applicants MUST fill out an online application. The deadline is Friday, December 1, 2023. On a separate note, in order to be considered for a Named Scholarship, candidates must fill out a Named Scholarship online application.  That will also be due on Friday, December 1, 2023. More information on Named Scholarships can be found here.
  • OPEN HOUSE - October 15, 2023 • Archbishop Molloy High School's Fall Open House is 10 AM to 2 PM - Visit our campus, meet our students, faculty, alumni, and parents, and get information on our curriculum, sports, activities, guidance, retreat programs, and admissions. 
  • TACHS - October 26, 2023 is the DEADLINE for registration. More details regarding registering for the TACHS and its deadline can be found at
  • TACHS Exam - Saturday, November 4, 2023
  • For the TACHS exam, students send their scores to three Catholic high schools. While all choices are considered, preference is given to applicants listing Molloy as their first choice.
  • December 1, 2023 - Deadline to submit Molloy Online Application for 8th Graders.  Please note: If your school is providing 8th Grade report cards after the deadline for the Molloy online application, which is December 1st, do not worry.  Submit what you have for now.

  • December 1, 2023 - Deadline to submit completed Named Scholarship Application Package (application, essay, recommendations).

  • December 12, 2023 - Deadline for all schools to send the completed 9th Grade TACHS Applicant Record form. Print the form from:
  • January 10, 2024 - Admissions Notifications are sent on the same day by all Catholic high schools. Acceptances specifically are emailed and you can print them out for your records. If you do not have an email address, or never submitted one, please let us know as soon as possible.
  • January 25, 2024 - Molloy's Winter Open House for Accepted Students from 7:00PM to 9:00PM
  • February 1, 2024 - Admitted students must send their completed response form and pay the non-refundable deposit of $450.* This is the first of two fees to secure your child's seat in Molloy's Class of 2028.
  • March 6, 2024 - Non-refundable $550 technology fee due.* This is the second step in securing your child's seat at Molloy.
  • March 23, 2024 - Freshman Welcome Event for Incoming Freshmen. Further information will be emailed in February to the families of accepted students.
  • World Language Placement Exam. Exact date to be determined.
  • Freshman Parent Packet emailed. It includes start of school dates, sports try-out dates, uniform information, iPad distribution schedule, tuition information, and more.