O'Dea High School

Application Process for Incoming Freshmen – Class of 2025

Welcome and thank you for your interest in O’Dea High School! The health and safety of our community and applicants is of the utmost priority. All admission events and requirements are subject to change as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Please follow the application process below to apply to O’Dea High School for the 2020-2021 school year. Contact the Admissions Office with questions at kpatterson@odea.org.

1. Admissions Application

Applicants must submit a completed application by January 6, 2021. Applications must be completed online.

2. School Forms

Applicants must forward the Confidential School Report-Transcript Request & Confidential Teacher Evaluation to the applicant’s present school. The applicant’s present school must complete and send the forms to the O’Dea Admissions Office along with an official transcript by the January 6, 2021 deadline.

Digital Copies:
Confidential Teacher Evaluation
Confidential School Report-Transcript Request

3. Admissions Exam

In response to the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, O’Dea has adopted a one-year admissions policy that waives the TerraNova Admissions Exam requirement for students applying for admissions in Fall 2021. This decision is not intended as a permanent admissions policy shift, but rather as a temporary measure driven by the current circumstances. No other materials will be request from applicants in lieu of the TerraNova Admissions Exam. The O’Dea Admissions Committee will continue to review all applicants holistically.

4. Financial Aid Application (optional)

To be considered for Financial Aid assistance please submit a Financial Aid Application online. Questions about the Financial Aid Application process should be directed to Linda Thornton, Director of Financial Aid at lindat@odea.org.  Financial Aid application items must be completed and submitted by January 6, 2021.

Application Process for Transfer Students

O’Dea uses rolling admissions for transfer applicants. Please follow the application process below to apply.  Contact the Admissions Office with questions at kpatterson@odea.org.

1. Admissions Application

Applicants must submit an online application.

2. School Forms

Applicants must forward the Confidential School Report-Transcript Request & Confidential Teacher Evaluation to the applicant’s present school. The applicant’s present school must complete and send the forms to the O’Dea Admissions Office along with an official transcript.

Digital Copies:
Confidential Teacher Evaluation
Confidential School Report-Transcript Request

3. Financial Aid Application (optional)

To be considered for Financial Aid assistance please submit a Financial Aid Application online. Questions about the Financial Aid Application process should be directed to Linda Thornton, Director of Financial Aid at (206) 923-7533.  Financial Aid application items must be completed and submitted by January 6, 2021.