Admissions Events

Carmel Catholic High School is located in the village of Mundelein, Illinois—a vibrant community of nearly 32,000 residents seated in the heart of Lake County and easily accessible from all directions. As part of our commitment to helping your family explore the value of a Catholic education, we welcome a visit to our 55-acre campus and invite you to learn more about our admissions programs using the drop-down menus, below.
The Carmel Catholic High School entrance examination is offered to current 8th graders who have not tested at any other Catholic high school within the Archdiocese of Chicago. Prospective students will complete the High School Placement Test (HSPT), the results of which will be used for admission to Carmel; initial course placement in math, science, and English; and merit scholarship consideration.
If your current 8th grade student has not yet completed an entrance examination at Carmel Catholic High school, or at any other school located within the Archdiocese of Chicago, CCHS is pleased to offer several online HSPT testing opportunities. More information regarding upcoming placement examination events can be found below.
  • Dates: Weekly, on Wednesday
  • Time: 8:00 a.m.
  • Location: Online
  • Calculator: Not permitted
  • Fee: $25, payable online
  • Accommodations: Must be pre-approved
  • Length: Approximately 3 hours
Prospective students are encouraged to visit the campus of Carmel Catholic High School as part of our traditional Shadow Day program, which makes its return for the spring semester of the 2020-21 school year. Your 8th grade child will be paired with a current Carmel Catholic student, who will guide your son or daughter through the welcoming halls of our high school.
Who Can Visit With Us?
Due to a limited number of offerings, and in the spirit of providing discerning students with an opportunity to experience life as a Corsair, the Shadow Day program is open only to current 8th grade students—as well as prospective high school transfer students entering grades 10 and 11—who have not yet submitted their enrollment deposit for the 2021-22 school year.
What Should I Expect?
Shadow Day events will be offered from April 12th to May 13th, and will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on select dates. Following a brief admissions presentation, our visiting guests will explore the CCHS campus with their assigned Carmel Catholic guide, attend classes, meet with faculty members, and share a complimentary meal as they trace an academic schedule.
How do I Schedule a Visit?
Students who wish to participate in the Shadow Day program must register with our admissions team at least two school days in advance of their preferred visit date. Please note that event attendance is limited to (5) students per school day and, in addition to completing an online registration form, visiting students will be required to submit to a COVID symptom screening.
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Carmel Catholic High School invites your family to explore our campus by registering for a guided tour, presented by a member of the CCHS admissions team. Prospective families will journey through the halls that have welcomed generations of Corsairs, as well as receive an insider's look at the future of the Carmel campus. At this time, in-person campus tours are offered on select weekdays and all visitors must register in advance as attendance is limited.
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Prospective families are encouraged to attend a virtual open house event in order to learn more about the academic, athletic, and spiritual programming afforded to Carmel Catholic students. Welcomed guests will interact with our administration, faculty, and students, as well as our Parent Ambassadors, who will seek to inform and inspire. A spring virtual open house event is in development, and information will be communicated to inquiring families in the coming weeks. Interested parties must register in advance.
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As a Catholic institution, Carmel is committed to making a college preparatory education available to all who wish to share in our mission. To assist prospective families, we invite discerning parents to attend a virtual financial aid seminar, where information regarding the cost of attendance and financial assistance will be presented. For the duration of the fall semester, virtual financial aid seminars will be offered weekly, on Wednesdays, and are open to all inquiring families. Interested parties must register in advance.
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The Carmel Catholic High School Parent Ambassador Program provides prospective families with an opportunity to learn more about CCHS from the unique perspective of those who know it best—the Corsairs community. We invite inquiring parents to learn more about upcoming social events, as well as to connect with our Parent Ambassadors in a manner that is comfortable, confidential, and convenient for your family.
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We Are Carmel...and we invite you to experience our traditions, camaraderie, and community for yourself. Carmel Catholic coaches, coordinators, and directors are respected representatives of our institutional values, and they look forward to sharing their expertise with your future student. So grab a ticket to a theater performance, or catch a seat on the sideline of a sporting event—we are amazed by the talent and dedication of our students, and we invite you to share in our love for the Corsairs.
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Registration Information
To register for any of our admissions events, families must complete an inquiry form using the link below. In addition to allowing our team to share information about scheduled programs and life as a Corsair, completing an inquiry form will grant prospective families access to the Admissions Portal, where they will be able to sign-up for events as they are announced. If you have previously inquired, use this link to enter the Admissions Portal.

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