How to Apply










Before you submit an application, you must meet the following requirements:

  • The student is 14 years old by September 1st, 2021.
  • The student is eligible to legally work in the United States by September 1st, 2021.
  • The family has limited financial resources and could otherwise not afford a Catholic education.

DBCR accepts a limited number of transfer students for rising 10th grade class. Each transfer student’s application is unique and each case is given special consideration. For more information, please contact a member of the admissions team.

Steps 1-8 are mandatory for a student to be considered an applicant at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School and the Corporate Work Study Program:

Step 1: Admission Application
Complete our admissions application online with student and family information. A $26 non-refundable fee applies.

Step 2: Personal Essay
Talk about the choices you had for high school and why you want to attend Don Bosco Cristo Rey. What aspects of your personality and factors in your life make you a good fit for the school and Corporate Work Study Program?
Essay should be one page, double spaced, typed with Times New Roman 12-point type, and upload essay here.

Step 3: Two Teacher Recommendation Forms
One recommendation form must come from a core subject teacher (English, Math, Science, etc.). The second recommendation may come from a counselor or a second teacher.
We now offer online recommendation forms for teachers to complete. Submit your teachers’ information here, and we will email them a recommendation form to complete.

Remember that teachers and counselors may have other recommendations to complete. Please give them enough time to complete yours.

Step 4: School Transcripts
You need to have your report cards and other school records sent to DBCR. Give the signed Request for Student Records Consent to Release Form to your current Guidance Counselor or Principal. They will email or mail your records directly to DBCR.
We ask schools for the following information:

  • Attendance records
  • Behavior records
  • Two years of report cars
  • Two years of standardized tests
  • IEP/504 (if applicable)

We will need updated report cards depending on what time in the school year you applied (Ex. If you completed an application in October, you will have to turn in your first semester report card when you receive, your school will not automatically give us this information).

This can take a few weeks for schools to complete so make sure you turn in your form with enough time.

Step 5: Birth Certificate
Please upload a copy of the original student’s birth certificate or other official U.S. document to verify the students age here.

Step 6: Tax Forms
Every family must provide evidence of financial eligibility, and submit their most recent tax forms or other income verification documents.

  • Tax forms must name the student(s) as a dependent.
  • We request taxes for all members of the household who work.

As part of our mission to help those families who could otherwise not afford a Catholic education, we follow a strict income guideline. If you need more information or to find out if your family qualifies contact the Admissions Department.

Step 7: Student Interview
Once the office has received and reviewed a complete application, we will notify the student and parents/guardians to schedule an interview. We will hold several interview sessions with beginning in January. Families will be notified via email for available interview dates, and must schedule their interview through the link we provide them. We do not allow walk-ins.

DBCR does not require students to take the HSPT.

We do not accept faxed documents during the admissions process.