Welcome to your Gibbons Journey!

Admissions Process

Learn more about Gibbons and schedule a tour.
Our student ambassador program is a great beginning to a Gibbons journey. Spend the day partnered with a current student and see what the excitement is all about.


Complete online application for transfer students or the class of 2021! The application deadline for the class of 2021 was January 5th so if you are applying for the class of 2021 please contact our admissions office. Transfer applications are due March 24th.

Register for placement testing through the online application.

All students applying for the class of 2021 must submit the online application including a student essay, by January 5th and take the Admission Placement Test on January 7th. Upon submission of the online application, registration for the test is automatically confirmed.

Students wishing to place above level 1 in a world language should register through the application for our world language placement test held on March 4, 2017. (Required for incoming 9th grade students only.)

Submit your teacher recommendation through the schoolrecs link in the online application. Take time to write a great essay.

We want to hear from a current teacher about what makes you unique as an applicant.

We want to learn more about you. Spend some time thinking about your passions, your future, your Gibbons journey.

Audition for the fine art for which you have a passion.

We want you to be able to pursue your passions for all four years at Gibbons. Read about our outstanding arts department and set up your auditions.

Submit your application.

The final application deadline for the class of 2021 is January 5th. (recommendations need NOT be submitted but should be requested by the January 5th deadline in order for application to be complete.) The $175 application fee can be paid via check or credit card and includes both your application and testing fees.
Transfer students pay only application fee of $100.

2017 Optional Pilot Program: Student Interview

Cardinal Gibbons pilot program for prospective freshmen

offered interviews for a limited number of eighth-grade applicants to the class of 2021.

Send us your transcripts.

Students who attend one of our Diocesan K-8 schools will have their transcripts sent automatically but all other applicants must email their semester grades to our Director of Admissions, Marianne McCarty.


Acceptance notifications are sent out in late February. We look forward to working with each applicant to make this important decision.

Forms you may need

Please contact me by email with any questions at all!

Marianne McCarty

Director of Admissions

919-834-1625 X209


Application Assistance Night

Have questions about the application? Want to learn more about writing your essay and asking for a letter of recommendation? Please join us November 16th at 6:30 for a friendly and informative evening for you and your student as you together prepare your application to Cardinal Gibbons High School. We will share information about teacher recommendations, essays, and the online application. We look forward to supporting you on this exciting journey. Please register here.

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