• The Application Process and Criteria for Acceptance

    The following will be considered when determining admission to Collegiate Academy:

    • Standardized Test Scores in Reading
    • Standardized Test Scores in Math
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) from seventh grade and eighth grade Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies courses
    • Teacher Recommendation
    • Student Activities, Service, and Awards

    Note: attendance and behavior issues may affect your acceptance to Collegiate Academy. Collegiate Academy's admissions committee will evaluate each completed application and supporting materials. Please note that raw standardized reading and math test scores will be converted to a percentile.

    Our scoring is as follows:

    Reading Standardized Test Maximum Points = 99
    Math Standardized Test Maximum Points = 99
    GPA Maximum Points = 100
    Recommendation Maximum Points = 84
    Base Score Maximum 382 Points
    Activities, Service, and Awards Maximum Points = 18
    Maximum Total Application Score 400 Points

    Much is expected of Collegiate Academy students, including successful participation in the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) program, taking advantage of opportunities for College Dual Enrollment, and participation in state- and national-level competitions. The curriculum is demanding, and students work closely with other highly motivated students. As such, successful candidates typically achieve more than 310 points on their Base Score. The faculty and staff of Collegiate Academy are committed to providing their students a challenging and engaging high school program.

    Application Process

    Applications should be submitted online. The online application process includes the electronic submission of one recommendation form.  Prospective students who do not attend one of Erie's Public Schools will also need to submit paper transcripts from 7th and 8th grade, along with standardized test scores in reading and math. Upon receipt of a completed application, students may call the Main Office at 874-6300 to schedule a shadow day. Letters are sent to early-acceptance applicants on December 21. Letters are sent to all other applicants on January 28. Below are the criteria for each type of acceptance:

    Early Acceptance

    • Standardized test scores in both math and reading must fall in the top 60th percentile or higher, and
    • The base score must be at least 310.
    • Early acceptance is for incoming freshmen only. Transfer students' applications will not be reviewed until March or April.

    Standard Acceptance

    • Standardized test scores in both Math and Reading must fall in the top 50th percentile or higher.
    • The base score must be at least 310.

    Alternative Acceptance

    • Standardized test scores: the math or reading score must be above the 40th percentile, and the other score (math or reading) must be above 50th percentile.
    • The base score must be at least 300.
    • Student Activities, Service, and Awards score + the base score must total a base score of at least 310.

    A waiting list may be established based on current and expected enrollment.

    Note: attendance and behavior issues may affect your acceptance to Collegiate Academy.