Transfer Application

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Bellarmine!

Transfer Inquiries for Fall 2017

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:
  • Families of potential transfer students are welcome to apply for aid for the 2017-2018 academic year; however, given the continued challenging economic times and the unprecedented need of our currently enrolled students, our ability to offer assistance will be very limited. The application deadline is April 21, 2017.  More information is included on our Applying for Financial Aid webpage.
  • 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 8th. 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 22, 2017. Click the APPLY button in the right-hand column of this page to be redirected to Ravenna, where you will complete your application. There is a $75 non-refundable application fee.

The file completion deadline is April 21, 2017.


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

Transfer Application Calendar

Fri Apr21

Transfer Student Application Due (11:59 pm)

Transfer Student Financial Aid Application Due

Fri May19

Transfer Student Decision Letters Emailed / Mailed

Fri May26

Due Date: Deposits from Accepted 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.