Transfer Students

Transfer Student Information

Bishop Chatard High School welcomes transfer students. Each student requesting to transfer will be reviewed on an individual basis.

  • The deadline for application to be considered for admission in January 2024 is November 1, 2023.
  • The deadline for application to be considered for admission for the 2024-2025 school year is April 1, 2024.

Admission Criteria

Bishop Chatard accepts transfer students provided:

  1. The student is not entering his or her senior year unless he or she is moving into the area from outside Indianapolis, the school he or she was attending closed, or another valid reason as determined by the admissions committee and approved by the principal.
  2. The student was not dismissed from his or her previous school for major disciplinary reasons.
  3. The parents do not have outstanding financial obligations to the student’s previous school.
  4. Parents agree to request a copy of the student’s full disciplinary record from the previous school and, along with the student, meet with the Director of School Counseling, Director of Academics, and the Vice President of Institutional Advancement for an interview.
  5. Parents agree to have the student tested for substance abuse prior to admission to Bishop Chatard.

Application Process

Application as a transfer students consists of 2 parts, the online application and the required documentation. After the application is complete and we receive all documents, we will contact you for the next step in the process.


Online Application


If you are interested in applying for the 2024-2025 school year, please contact Karen Aruta, Enrollment Manager, at


Required Documents

Completed documents can be uploaded while filling out the online application above, emailed to or mailed to Bishop Chatard High School, ATTN: Enrollment, 5885 Crittenden Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220.

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. A copy of unofficial transcript
  3. A list of current courses & grades, if applicable
  4. A letter of recommendation from his/her current or most recent teacher, counselor and/or administrator familiar with him/her.
  5. A student statement, in his/her own handwriting, detailing the reasons why he/she wishes to transfer to Bishop Chatard High School.
  6. If applying for academic support: most recent ISP, IEP, CSEP or 504 and psycho-educational testing results
  7. A drug screening is required. The cost of this is covered by the applicant. An admissions decision is pending until drug testing results are received. Section 8 in the the Student Handbook explains the BCHS Drug & Alcohol Policy.

  8. This form needs to submitted to BCHS AND the student’s CURRENT school
  9. This form needs to be submitted to just the student’s CURRENT school. That school will then complete the form and return it to BCHS.

Financial Aid Application, if desired

An optional financial aid application can be filled out separately.
With new rules for the Indiana School Choice Scholarship program (vouchers), it’s estimated that 90% of BCHS families will now be eligible for this program, with awards around $6000/student. Don’t miss this!

To be included in the pool for best consideration for other BCHS-awarded financial aid for 2024-2025, the financial aid application deadline is Dec. 15, 2023 for families with an incoming freshman and March 15, 2024 for families without an incoming freshman.
>> Go to financial aid information.


Don’t hesitate to contact Karen Aruta, Enrollment Manager, at or phone 317-251-1451, Ext. 2234 with any questions you may have. We are here to help.

Nondiscriminatory Policy
All schools and parishes under the guidance of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics and other school-administered programs.