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The number of applications we have received for the 2021-2022 academic year has reached record-breaking levels, which is why we highly suggest that prospective families apply as early as possible.

Please submit your application as soon as possible to put yourself in the strongest position for admission, financial grants, magnet programs, and course selection.

How to Apply

As you follow the steps below that outline our application process, you may have a few questions! Feel free to reach out to JSerra Admssions for assistance before and during the application process. Contact us at 949.493.9307 Ext. 2 or admissions@jserra.org.

Complete Your Application Online

Please create an account on SchoolAdmin to begin the application process. SchoolAdmin is also where you will be able to track your application. The fee to apply is $65.

JSerra is now accepting applications for the fall of 2021.

Request and/or Upload Transcripts

Please request transcripts from your school’s registrar, then upload them in PDF format through SchoolAdmin. Transcripts must include all middle school grades up through the first semester/trimester of 8th grade.

Things You Will Need:

Request Teachers and Administrator Recommendations

Please use your SchoolAdmin account to send requests to your recommenders. JSerra requires the following recommendations:

  • Math Teacher
  • English Teacher
  • Administrator (Principal/Dean/Counselor)

Things You Will Need:

  • Email address for your Math Teacher
  • Email address for your English Teacher
  • Email address for your Administrator

Apply for a Financial Grant

Complete the online FACTS application. The FACTS priority application deadline is February 1, 2021.

For more information on grants, visit our Tuition and Grants page.

Things You Will Need:

  • 2019 Tax Returns and 2020 W-2s

TAKE THE HSPT - JANUARY 16 & 30, 2021

The HSPT is only for incoming 9th graders and takes place on Saturday, January 16 and Saturday, January 30.  Please choose a date which best fits your schedule.

This year JSerra will be offering the High School Placement Test (HSPT) with limited capacity. We will be offering the test to applicants on campus in small pods utilizing health screening and social distancing. Once you have completed your online application, you can sign up for a date using the link below. If you plan to take the HSPT at an alternative location, please let us know and request that results be shared with JSerra.

SIGN UP for hspt

HSPT Prep Class - January 2 & 9, 2021:

JSerra will be partnering with Test Prep Gurus to offer HSPT prep classes to our applicants. Test Prep Gurus expert instructors will offer a virtual two-day HSPT prep course on Saturday, January 2 and 9. This course will offer in-depth instruction on test strategies to prepare you for our HSPT exam during the following weeks. Test Prep Gurus will be offering this course at a discounted rate of $199 for JSerra applicants. Space is limited so please do not wait to sign up!

REGISTER for hspt prep


If your student is interested in applying for a Magnet Program, please click on the link below to apply and take note of the deadlines for each application:

Program Magnet Priority Application Deadline Decision Date Contract Return Deadline
Arts January 15, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 15, 2021
Business January 15, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 15, 2021
Engineering January 15, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 15, 2021
Law January 15, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 15, 2021
Medical April 1, 2021 May 31, 2021 June 27, 2021
The application process was made particularly easy thanks to the Admissions team. They were always so helpful any time I called or emailed them with questions!
Nicole N., Parent
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