Application Process

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Students applying to the 9th grade will need to submit the following:

  • Online Application ($60)
  • Most Recent Report Card or 8th grade Transcript
  • Recommendation Forms are submitted through the online application when you enter the teacher's name and email address. The recommendations will be submitted directly to JPII from the teacher.
    • English Teacher Recommendation Form
    • Math Teacher Recommendation Form
    • Principal/Counselor Recommendation Form

You may submit your application once you have provided the appropriate teacher's information.


JPII Admissions Office
7301 Old Madison Pike NW
Huntsville, AL 35806

Phone: 256-430-1760 ext. 117
Fax: 256-430-1766

Transfer students applying will need to submit the following:

In addition to the above required documents, transfer students must:

  • Complete the previous year with a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.25
  • Have no failing grade on final transcript
  • Demonstrate an overall good discipline record (not be leaving their previous school for any disciplinary reason)
  • Transfer students will also be asked to interview with an administrator

JPII has implemented a drug-testing policy, per the 2022-2023 Family Handbook, "All transfer students, when they enroll at JPII, will be required to be tested within three months of enrollment." (JPII Family Handbook)


JPII Admissions Office
7301 Old Madison Pike NW
Huntsville, AL 35806
Phone: 256-430-1760 ext. 117
Fax: 256-430-1766
Additional Notes

We do not accept students who have repeated or re-classified in high school.
We accept 12th grade student transfers on a case-by-case basis.
Student/Parent interview as requested.

JPII welcomes students from around the world. We have had students from Uruguay, India, Vietnam, Germany, France, Spain, Thailand, China, and South Korea. 

International students must submit the following:

Only incoming 11th and 12th grade students will be considered for admission.

In addition to the regular application for admission, international students must submit and English Proficiency score. We will accept TOEFL or IELTS scores.  The minimum scores for acceptance are as follows: 50=TOEFL ( 5.5=IELTS (

International students will have to complete a video interview.

JPII does not offer ESL courses and students are expected to be proficient in English when they begin school. We do not provide housing for international students.

International students must take the St. John Paul II Catholic High School Math assessment for Math placement. 

We do not accept J1 Visa applicants.

There is an additional premium fee of $3,000 for international/exchange students. *Subject to change.

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Important Dates

Oct. 15 Applications Open
Dec. 15 First Round of Acceptance Letters Sent
Jan. 4 Internal Financial Aid Applications Open
Jan. 15 Priority Registration Ends
Jan. 16 Regular Registration Begins
Mar. 15 Internal Financial Aid Application 
  Deadline (1st Round)
Apr. 25 New Family Orientation and Cookout
May 1 Internal Financial Aid Application 
  Deadline (2nd Round)


Infographic of Admissions Process

For additional information regarding International or Transfer Students, please contact the Admissions Office at 

256-430-1760 or