• 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.

    Changes for this year's application

    Because of COVID-related issues in the spring of 2020, such as the cancellation of Pennsylvania's Keystone exams, we are collecting standardized test scores differently this year. How we collect them will depend on what school you currently attend.

    Students currently enrolled in Erie's Public Schools

    Students who are currently enrolled in Erie's Public Schools will be given a projection score. This is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) based on statistical evidence from previous standardized testing. This score represents what the state believes your score would have been if you had taken the PSSA. This score will be placed in your application packet by the admissions committee. 

    Students currently enrolled in another public school (county, charter, or homeschooled)

    Contact your current school, and ask your guidance counselor to locate your PSSA Project for math and reading. Place those numbers in the Standardized Test Scores section of the online application. This is the first part of the application.

    Students Currently enrolled in private/other non-public schools

    You may submit standardized test scores from 6th or 7th grade (TerraNova or Stanford tests). National Percentile Rank (NPR) will be used to interpret standardized test scores for total reading and math.

    Application Scoring

    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, by mail, by email at collegeadmissions@eriesd.org, or by fax (814) 874-6307. 

    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.