Transfer Application

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Bellarmine!

Transfer Inquiries for Fall 2018

The application process for high school transfers consists of six major components:

  • The online application
  • Applicant's statements and essay
  • Principal Recommendation / Request for Transcript and Standardized Test Scores
  • Teacher Recommendations
  • Non-Academic Recommendation
  • Applicant interview
Please Note:
  • Transfer applicants do not take an entrance exam.
  • Catholic applicants must submit a copy of their Baptismal Certificate. A Baptismal Certificate is not required for non-Catholics, although a certificate appropriate to one's religion is welcomed. You will scan and upload the certificate in your Ravenna application.
  • Interviews for applicants will take place the week of May 7, 2018. The Director of Admissions will contact you to schedule the date. If you live outside of the Bay Area, we can arrange for a telephone interview so there is no need to make a trip to San Jose.

  • Online Application

    Online applications will be accepted beginning March 21, 2018. Please check back here then for instructions on how to access the application system. There is a $75 non-refundable application fee.

    The file completion deadline is April 20, 2018.


    NOTE: Please notify us if you need assistance with Bellarmine Admissions material in a language other than English.

Transfer Application Calendar

Wed Mar21

Transfer Application Available Online

Fri Apr20

Transfer Application Deadline

Fri May18

Transfer Decisions Available Via Ravenna

Fri May25

Deposits Due (Transfer Students)

Admissions Criteria

Criteria for admission as a transfer student includes the following:

  • Good grades (As and Bs) in a college prep curriculum
  • Strong recommendations from teachers who know the student well
  • Involvement in co-curricular activities
  • A commitment to service and/or an active faith life
  • Good standing at the current school, with an exemplary conduct record

We are unable to specify the number of spaces available for transfer applicants because that number varies year to year due to a number of factors.