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Transfer Student Admissions Process

Students who are requesting to transfer into Seton High School for their Freshman or Sophomore years from another high school or who are applying to Seton High School after the regular admissions process has passed are expected to complete all steps of the admissions process before their applications are approved.  An application does not guarantee acceptance. Class size and Seton High School’s capacity to meet student needs may affect our ability to accept students into Seton High School. Transferring students must have good attendance, behavior records, and have the necessary credits and sequencing per grade level to be accepted according to Seton High School's Course Descriptions and Academic Policies handbook.

Final acceptance of students is contingent upon (i) the successful completion of the student’s current academic school year and having attained the necessary credits and sequencing per grade level; (ii) Seton High School’s receipt of the student’s official transcript and attendance records; and (iii) submission of the Student Information Form and non-refundable $300 registration fee after notice of acceptance. 

Students who have IEPs and/or special learning needs are required to be in the Student Support Services program. A wait list will be established if the Student Support Services program is filled.  All students, including transferring students, are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) test if HSPT scores are not available. Transferring students take the closed version of the test which may be offered throughout the year. Admissions and/or placement decisions are based on the results of the HSPT and school records. An interview between the Principal, Associate Principal, the Director of Admissions, and the student and her parent(s) or guardian(s) is required of all students who wish to transfer.

Junior and Senior Transferring Students

Seton High School will only accept current or rising juniors and seniors who are relocating to the Greater Cincinnati area or have other extraordinary situations affecting the school facility such as school closures or natural disasters.  A determination will be made after an interview process with both the student and her parent(s) or guardian(s) and after completion of the admissions process.


According to the OHSAA, if a student transfers at any time after the fifth day of the student’s ninth grade year or after having established eligibility by playing in a contest (scrimmage, preview/jamboree, Foundation games or regular season/tournament contests), until the one-year anniversary of the date of enrollment in the school to which the student transferred, the student shall be ineligible for all contests (including all scrimmages, preview/jamboree/Foundation games) until after the first 50% of the maximum allowable regular season contests in those sports in which the student participated (participation being defined as playing in an interscholastic contest) during the 12 months immediately preceding this transfer have been completed.

For specific information regarding athletic eligibility, visit the OHSAA website at


Seton High School students seek to engage in achieving academic excellence in a college preparatory environment in the tradition of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, through the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. A student’s education at Seton is a full four-year experience which includes opportunities for faith, academics, leadership and service. All students are expected to take all courses at or through Seton High School as approved in this Handbook.

During the course of a student’s four years and to fulfill diploma requirements for the State of Ohio, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Seton High School, 24 units of credit must be accumulated. Students must also successfully complete and/or meet the requirements for the Senior Capstone, community service, and State of Ohio graduation criteria. Minimum graduation requirements include:

Religion - 4 credits

English - 4 credits

Social Studies - 3 credits

  1. World History - 0.5 credit
  2. American History -1 credit
  3. Government - 1 credit
  4. Social Studies elective -0.5 credit (Economics - Class of 2020 and beyond)

Mathematics - 4 credits

Science - 3 credits

  1. Biology - 1 credit
  2. Physical Science or Chemistry -1 credit
  3. Science elective - 1 credit

Health - 0.5 credit

Physical Education - 0.5 credit

Fine Arts (Music or Art) - 1 credit

World Languages - 2 credits of a consecutive language

+ Appropriate Number of Electives

+ Community Service Hours – 15 hours of approved general service per year, one additional hour of House Service, plus required reflections

+ Completion of the Senior Capstone

Students must acquire seven credits before promotion to grade 10, 13.5 before promotion to grade 11, and 19.75 before promotion to grade 12.

Students must earn a cumulative passing score of 18 points, using seven State Graduation AIR tests, including a minimum of four points in Math, four points in English, and six points across Science and Social Studies

If your daughter is interested in applying to transfer from her current high school, please contact Shelly Anderson,, 513-471-2600 x2406