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Bishop O’Connell HS Enters Guaranteed Admissions Agreement with Immaculata University


Qualifying Students Also Receive $9,000 Scholarship at Minimum

Immaculata University and Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School in Arlington, VA, have entered into an agreement that guarantees admission to Immaculata for qualifying students graduating from Bishop O’Connell. To recognize the academic accomplishments of these graduates, Immaculata will provide, at minimum, a $9,000 academic merit scholarship for qualifying students.

We are very pleased to be entering into this agreement with Bishop O’Connell,” states Barbara Lettiere ’72, president of Immaculata. “It provides a clear pathway for Bishop O’Connell students to have access to an affordable quality education.”

The guaranteed admission program and the merit scholarship are effective for students entering in fall 2019 and spring of 2020.  Students must be admitted as full time, first-time students with a GPA of at least 2.5, combined SAT score of 990, and satisfy other application requirements.  The merit scholarship, worth a minimum of $9,000, is renewable for three additional consecutive years of full-time status provided a benchmark GPA is maintained. Bishop O’Connell students who earn a higher GPA and SAT score may qualify for a higher based merit scholarship. In addition to this merit scholarship, all Catholic high school students will receive a Catholic School Grant for $2,000 renewable for three additional consecutive years of full-time status.

Thirty-eight percent of Immaculata’s undergraduate, traditional-aged students graduate from Catholic high schools. The new agreement between Immaculata and Bishop O’Connell is a testament to the commitment from both institutions to provide access and opportunity for a quality education.

Today’s Immaculata University is a vibrant coeducational community of active and engaged learners. Established in 1920 and guided by the servant leadership tradition of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the University empowers graduates for lifelong success, leadership and service. Immaculata offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs and is home to 23 NCAA athletic teams.   The expansive suburban campus is located in renowned Chester County, Pa, 30 miles west of Philadelphia.

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