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8th Grade Admissions Timeline for Aspiring Freshmen

Steps for Interested 8th Graders (Aspiring Freshmen)
2020-2021 School Year Class of 2025
**All fees and dates below are subject to change at any time.**
All interested applicants MUST fill out an online application and take an entrance exam.

Online Application: When your child completes 7th Grade, please fill out the Molloy online application and upload their grades.  The application for rising 8th Graders will be available in July.
Entrance Exam: All applicants will take the Test for Admission into Catholic High School (TACHS).
JULY 2020
  • July 2020 - Rising 8th Graders, please fill out a free online Molloy Application by clicking here.


  • August 24, 2020 - 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 from our website.  Click on the individual links to the top right to find what you need.

All 8th Grade applicants MUST fill out an online applicationHere is the link to do so.  The deadline is December 4, 2020.  In order to be considered for a Named Scholarship, candidates must fill out a Named Scholarship online application.  More information on Named Scholarships can be found here.

  • *Molloy Fall Open House: October 18, 2020 10 AM-2 PM • Open House is for 7th and 8th Grade students and parents.  Arrive between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  Visit our campus, meet our students, faculty and parents, and get information on curriculum, sports, activities, guidance, retreat programs, and admissions.
    *Due to Covid-19, all dates, details, and activities are subject to change.

  • TACHS - October 23, 2020 is the DEADLINE for registration.  You can register via internet or by telephone.  More details regarding registering for the TACHS and its deadline can be found at

  • TACHS Exam- November 7, 2020
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. All applicants must also send their sixth, seventh and eighth grade marks to Molloy by mid-December, either on the Ninth Grade Applicant Record form, which is part of the TACHS Exam packet, or by sending copies of report cards.

  • December 4, 2020- Deadline to submit Molloy Online Application for 8th Graders.

  • December 7, 2020- Deadline to submit completed Named Scholarship Package (application, essay, and recommendations).

  • December 15, 2020- Deadline for all schools to send the completed 9th Grade Applicant Record form.  Print form from website: 

  • January 13, 2021- 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.

  • TBD but likely January 21, 2021-Winter Open House for Accepted Students.

  • February 1, 2021- Admitted students must send their completed response form and pay the non-refundable deposit of $450.

MARCH 2021
  • TBD but likely March 6, 2021- Registration for Class of 2025
Registration packet will be mailed in mid-February to all accepted students who have sent in their deposit. On registration day, registration cards are collected, I.D. photos are taken, freshman camp forms are distributed and the foreign language placement test is administered. The non-refundable Technology Fee of $550 is due by Registration Day: TBD but likely March 6, 2021.

MAY 2021
  • Math and Foreign Language Placement Exams.  Dates TBD.
*Fees subject to change.
**Due to Covid-19, all dates, details, and activities are subject to change.