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HOW TO APPLY

We welcome students of all faiths who have limited financial resources and have the potential and motivation to achieve success to join our community of scholars. Our students become college graduates who will transform the world for the good of their families and society. 

Rolling Admissions

Our Ideal Student meets the following criteria

1. GPA of 2.5 or better 2. Good discipline and attendance record 3. Openness to religious growth in your faith 4. Limited financial resources 5. Have legal authority to work in the United States

Application Process

Step 1: Gather all required documents 1.Student’s birth certificate 2. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade report cards 3. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade attendance records (if not on the report card) 4. Three recommendation forms: Math Teacher English Teacher School Administrator

Step 2: Complete the online application Your parent or guardian should create an account in PowerSchool, our online application system. Once you have an account, complete the online application. Upload all the required documents you gathered in Step 1. Click submit.

Step 3: Submit Teacher and School Administrator Recommendations After submitting your application, you will submit a “Recommendation Request” in PowerSchool for your English teacher, your Math teacher, and one school administrator (principal, vice principal, dean or school counselor) to complete. You will need their names and email addresses to complete the online form. If you have any trouble accessing the online recommendation request forms, please contact the office of admissions - admissions@cristoreyny.org

Step 4: Complete the Financial Aid Application Create an account in FACTS. Complete the online application. Upload all required documents. If you do file taxes: 2022 tax return (Form 1040) Most recent W-2s for all jobs held by contributing adults in the household Proof of other forms of income including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), SNAP, TANF, unemployment, child support or alimony, worker's compensation, other government assistance, etc. (if applicable) If you do not file taxes: Proof of other forms of income including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), SNAP, TANF, unemployment, child support or alimony, worker's compensation, other government assistance, etc. (if applicable) Statement of income signed by employer in an official statement or notarized document (if applicable) Financial assistance from family or friends in an official statement or notarized document If you have questions about our tuition, scholarships, financial aid, and billing, please visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page. If you need assistance in completing the financial aid application, please email admissions@cristoreyny.org or schedule an individual appointment.

Step 5: Applicant Attends an Interview and Assessment Once we have reviewed the completed application, the Admissions Office will determine whether or not you will be invited for an interview and assessment. Interviews for Round 1 will be held in December or January. The Admissions Office will call you in December to let you know the place and time.

Accepted Students

  • Once you have been admitted to Cristo Rey New York, you will receive an acceptance letter, financial aid award, and an invitation to Accepted Students Day.

  • Save the date!! All incoming students must attend Puente, our three-week summer orientation. For 2024 incoming students those dates are July 8-26, 2024. Sessions are held Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.

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