Applying to Good Counsel

Thank you for your interest in Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. Please review this information to help guide you through the application process for the Class of 2029.

There are additional requirements for applicants to the Ryken Program and the STEM Program. Please click on the program-specific link for instructions.

NOTE: The Good Counsel Admissions Office reviews each student's complete transcript when rendering a decision.

Please submit an Inquiry to begin your application. Please click the apply button to continue your Good Counsel application through Veracross.

Archdiocese of Washington Middle School Student

Transfer Student

Non-Archdiocese Middle School Student

International Student


GC Admissions Application


Transcript Request Form


Freshman Scholarship Offerings

Speech Scholarship Information

Online Registration for Archdiocese High School Placement Test

To schedule placement testing, visit the Archdiocese High School Placement Test (HSPT) web page. (Only applicants attending non-Archdiocese schools need to register for the HSPT. Applicants currently attending Archdiocese schools do NOT need to register for the HSPT because Archdiocese middle schools provide the HSPT test to their students.)


Admissions Criteria

Applicants to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School are evaluated for admission based upon
the following criteria:

  • Submission of the Good Counsel Application Form with application fee
  • Appropriate ability as demonstrated on the Archdiocesan Entrance Exam (HSPT)
  • High level of academic achievement in the seventh grade and first quarter of the eighth grade
  • A demonstrated sincere desire to attend Good Counsel
  • Recommendations of principals and/or teachers
  • Satisfactory disciplinary and attendance history
  • In-person interview with a member of the Good Counsel community

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School reserves the right to revoke acceptance at any time for academic and/or disciplinary reasons.