Events, Dates & Times

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Below are dates, times, and events information for admissions to Bellarmine. No events are mandatory, but we encourage prospective students and families to attend our Open House and incoming freshmen to attend Breakaway. The High School Placement Test is for incoming freshmen only. Registration for the test is done through your online account.

Class of 2021 Breakaway

Breakaway is an opportunity for incoming freshmen to begin their 4-year journey of friendship by meeting new people and having common experiences in the beautiful setting of Camp Gallagher. The day is comprised of fun, food, and building friendships. Everyone gets to choose what they want to do and have opportunities throughout the day to rotate to different areas, such as: arts & crafts, board games, water sports, beachcombing, beach games, and swimming. We end the day together around a camp fire with fellowship, skits, and songs.

We have three dates to choose from:
•    Friday, August 18
•    Saturday, August 19
•    Sunday, August 20

Experience Bellarmine Days

Come and experience first-hand what it is like to be a Lion during one of our Experience Bellarmine Days! This is an opportunity for eighth graders to interact with students and faculty in classroom settings, obtain answers to questions they may have, tour our campus, and learn valuable information about our admissions process. Register for one of the following dates through your online account.
  • Thursday, September 28: 8:00 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
  • Monday, October 2: 8:00 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
  • Monday, October 9: 8:00 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 12: 8:00 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
  • Monday, October 16: 8:00 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 24: 8:00 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
  • Monday, October 30: 8:00 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 7: 8:00 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 30: 8:00 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
  • Monday, December 4: 8:00 a.m.-2:20 p.m.

Open House

Get insight into all that Bellarmine has to offer! Take advantage of this opportunity to tour the campus, meet and talk with teachers, staff, and other students.

Thursday, November 2
6:00-8:00 p.m.

High School Placement Test

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a tool we utilize in the admissions process to assist with course placement for incoming freshmen. Registration for the HSPT and credit card payment of the $30 test fee can be done through your online account. Test takers should arrive 15 minutes early and bring several #2 pencils. For more information about the HSPT, please see the Scholastic Testing Service: Understanding the HSPT. Parents are encouraged to attend a Parent Information Meeting during the first hour of the HSPT to learn more about the admissions process and financial aid.

Students with documented learning differences may arrange for extended test time by providing a copy of their current documentation to Bellarmine (Attention: Jennifer O’Loughlin) no later than Friday, November 17, 2017. Students will be expected to begin testing during the Friday test period and return Saturday to complete the test. Readers will not be provided and students must finish by the end of the testing period on Saturday.

We offer the following four test dates. The HSPT needs to be taken only one time.

Friday, December 8, 2017
3:30-6:45 p.m.
(Parent Information Meeting 3:30-4:30 p.m.)

Saturday, December 9, 2017
10:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
(Parent Information Meeting 10:00-11:00 a.m.)

Friday, January 19, 2018
3:30-6:45 p.m.
(Parent Information Meeting 3:30-4:30 p.m.)

Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
(Parent Information Meeting 10:00-11:00 a.m.)

Class of 2022 Parent Information Night

Parents of the Class of 2022 will be provided with an overview of the registration process, curriculum, course placement decisions, and interpretation of the HSPT. This event is intended for parents/guardians only.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Connelly Campus Center

Lions Night Out: Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 is invited to attend a night with their new classmates. Meet at Rollin’ 253 Skating Rink near Fircrest and Tacoma Community College. Treats and fun will be served!

Friday, March 23, 2018
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Rollin’ 253 Skating Rink
2101 W. Mildred Street

Key Admissions Deadlines

  • High School Placement Test – Four test dates to choose from:
    • Friday, December 8, 2017: 3:30-6:45 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 9, 2017: 10:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
    • Friday, January 19, 2018: 3:30-6:45 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 20, 2018: 10:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Enrollment applications are due – Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Financial aid applications are due – TBD
  • Status letters mailed including initial course placement – February, exact date TBD
  • Class of 2022 Parent Information Night – Thursday, March 8, 2018: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • New Student Class Registration – Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22, 2018