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Regina Dominican is excited to welcome prospective students and their families to the Panther family! Click on one of the tabs below to find out more information on how to apply to be a Regina Dominican Panther!



Incoming Freshmen

Class of 2026

Entrance Exam: Students who wish to apply to be a part of the Regina Dominican Class of 2026 and have NOT taken the HSPT at another catholic high school, are encouraged to register to take a make-up exam at Regina Dominican. Currently all scheduled make-up exam dates have passed but we will work with families to administer the HSPT on a agreed upon date. 


Click here to register for the HSPT make-up exam.


Students who test at Regina Dominican on December 4 will automatically qualify for merit-based scholarships and priority acceptance.


Steps to take to become a member of the Class of 2026:

  • Step 1: Register for the Class of 2026 Entrance Exam
    • Registration requires a $25 testing fee, which can be paid upon registration via credit/debit card.
  • Step 2: Complete the Class of 2026 Application
    • All students applying to be a member of the Class of 2026 must complete the Class of 2026 Application. This application can be completed electronically (Class of 2026 Application) and must be submitted prior to or on the day of testing.
  • Step 3: Submit your transcripts
    • Students should bring the following information to Regina either before, or on testing day: 
      • A copy of their seventh-grade report card/or transcript
      • A copy of their most recent Aspire or other standardized test scores/results
      • A copy of their eighth-grade first quarter report card

Anyone requesting extended time should reach out to Vice President of Growth, Eleanor Schmerler-Rich, at


Application materials can found by clicking here.

How to Apply as a Transfer Student

Regina Dominican is happy to accept applications from interested students who wish to transfer into our school. The transfer process for the beginning of the school year must begin by July 30.  Mid-year transfer requests must be made by November 30.


Applications must adhere to the following guidelines:


Step 1: All transfer inquiries must be initiated by the parent or guardian of the student. Families who are interested in having their daughter apply to Regina Dominican must fill out the Transfer Inquiry Form.


Step 2: The Enrollment Department will follow-up with a phone call once the Transfer Inquiry Form has been submitted, and they will request the following information:

    • An unofficial transcript must be sent to Regina Dominican by the current school, attention to the office of the registrar, and may be faxed to 847.256.3726.
    • The Attendance/Discipline Form and Athletic Eligibility Form must be completed by the student’s current school and sent to Regina Dominican (a transfer student must be in good academic, disciplinary and attendance standing at her present school in order to be considered for admission).
    • Pay $50.00 Application Fee (that upon acceptance, can be applicable to tuition deposit).
Step 3:  Transfer students are asked to complete a shadow day at Regina Dominican once all materials have been received and reviewed. Shadow days will be arranged through the admissions office.
Step 4:  The Recommendation Form 2021-2022 from the student’s current teacher or counselor must be signed and returned to Regina Dominican.
Step 5: The Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services will meet with the parent/guardian and student for an interview when considering acceptance. Acceptance is based on the interview, transcripts, recommendations and attendance/discipline records. All materials must be received prior to the interview.

Each year, Regina Dominican welcomes students from all over the world and takes pride in providing the best, most inclusive learning environment that is both welcoming and challenging, offering the optimal environment for academic success.


Our rigorous college preparatory courses and enriching English Language Learners program (ELL) set the stage for students to take a wide variety of classes including over 140 course offerings & 16 Advanced Placement [AP] courses.


Over the years, international students have participated in over 26 clubs, compete in 11 IHSA athletic sports teams, and perform on stage — enriching their high school experience and expanding their interests.


Our college counselors meet the needs of every international student and walk them through the college application process. In fact, Regina graduates are accepted to some of the most elite colleges and universities across the nation.


At Regina, international students truly thrive and form lasting friendships for a lifetime.


Host Families

Our host families provide a safe, warm, family environment for our international students. Referred to as ‘Homestay’ families, they introduce students to American cultures and traditions while providing support, engaging in conversation, and participating in cultural outings. 


International Partnerships

Regina Dominican is proud to work with several SEVIS-approved international agencies and is neither restricted nor limited to one international agency.


Where Do Our International Students Go to College?

Art Center College of Design – California
Boston University

Brown University

Michigan State University

Mount Holyoke College

New England Conservatory of Music

Pratt Institute

Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey

The State University of New York at Binghamton

University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign

University of Wisconsin -- Madison

International students interested in applying to Regina Dominican should contact:

Pattie Fuentes, Director of Special Programs at