Admissions Requirements

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now open. If you do not have a US Passport or US Birth Certificate, you should apply as an International Student. Students with a Green Card, F1 Visa, L1/L2 visa may study at SMCHS as an international student.

For early acceptance, the admissions application must be submitted by November 11, 2022.

9th Grade Applicants - Apply to secure your spot for the Class of 2027 and receive Early Eagle advantages!

  • Acceptance decisions sent the week of December 5
  • Accepted students who register by January 13 will be invited to an exclusive Class of 2027 event and receive an Eagle spirit pack! 


We will accept applications for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students. If you are a 12th grade student please contact francisj@smhs.org for more information.

Please click on each option below to learn about application requirements for international students

Application Process

Step 1

Online Application

The first step to applying to Santa Margarita Catholic High School is to complete an online application. This is done by creating an account and logging in to your Personal Admissions Page.


Step 2

Interviews and Examinations

Once the application is complete and reviewed by our Admissions Committee, an interview and English Language Assessment will be scheduled by the International Student Admissions Director.

Step 3

Application Acceptance & I-20 Application