Application

The online application will open on September 7, 2022 for current 8th grade students.

 

Standard Documentation for All Incoming 9th-grade Applicants

All documentation has to be submitted before an admissions decision will be made.

  • Submit: Application - To do this, click the "Apply Now" button in the top right corner to create an admissions account. 
  • Submit: Applicant's Photo
  • Submit: Birth Certificate
  • Submit: Immunization Records
  • Transcript of middle school grades (6th, 7th and 8th) from your current public school or non-Catholic private school. Parents do not need to provide this if your student attends a Diocesan Catholic school in Tulsa and surrounding areas.
  • Educational testing, if applicable. Testing should be current, within the last two years.

 

Standard Documentation for Transfer Applicants

All documentation has to be submitted before an admissions decision will be made.

  • Application: Submit Transfer Student Application. To do this, click the "Apply Now" button in the top right corner to create an admissions account. 
  • Interview with BK Dean of Admissions and Principal. 
  • Submit: Applicant's Photo
  • Submit: Birth Certificate
  • Submit: Immunization Records
  • Schedule a time for the Math Placement Test and Writing Sample
  • Submit complete transcripts for all previous high school courses. For example, if transferring  as a Sophomore, we will need the student's ninth grade transcript. If transferring  as a junior, we will need the student's ninth and tenth grade transcripts.
  • Educational testing, if applicable. Testing should be current, within the last two years.
  • We do not accept senior transfer students, unless you are moving to the Tulsa area from out of state. 
Ways to Submit Standard Documentation
  • Upload all required documents into your online admissions account. If you do not have an existing admissions account, click the "Apply Now" button in the top right corner to set up an account. Or, email documents to Patti Bush, Dean of Admissions, at pbush@bishopkelley.org.
  • You can also mail a hard copy to Bishop Kelley High School | Attn: Admissions Dept. | 3905 S. Hudson Ave. | Tulsa, OK  74135-5699

 

9th Grade Admissions Placement Test for Current 8th Grade Students

Applicants will take their placement test on one of the following dates:

  • November 5, 2022

  • January 7, 2023

  • by appointment after January 7, 2023.

Students take the HSPT only once.

 

Rolling Admissions Process

Applicants with a completed applicant file, including the application, testing, and all required supporting documents, will be reviewed in the order in which they are received and an admissions decision will be made at that time.

The advantage to a rolling admissions process is that as soon as applicants complete the application process, they will receive an individual admission decision within weeks, as opposed to sending all decisions on a specific day.

 

Wait List Criteria

Once we have met our student enrollment capacity, accepted applicants will be added to our waiting pool. As spots become available, applicants will be admitted from the waiting pool based on a point system. Each applicant will be awarded a point for each of the criteria below that they meet.

  • Catholic family supporting a parish
  • Child of alumni of Bishop Kelley High School
  • Sibling of a current student at Bishop Kelley High School
  •  A student coming from a partner school

Applicants with the highest point value will be admitted before students with a lower point value. In the case of a point tie, the student whose applicant file was completed earlier will be admitted first.