How to Apply

Admissions Guidelines

Submit a completed application for each applicant to the MACS Admissions Office. An application will begin to be processed once all paperwork is complete and copies of required information and fees have been provided.

Families are always welcome to visit our schools. Please contact the school of your choice directly to schedule a tour.

MACS Priority Placement
Seats are assigned according to the MACS Priority Placement Guidelines.

  • Siblings of current MACS students who are participating Catholics
  • Students of current MACS teachers
  • Participating Catholics of a parish in Mecklenburg County and surrounding areas
  • Participating Catholics of a parish outside of Mecklenburg County and surrounding areas
  • Siblings of non-participating Catholics and non-Catholics currently attending a MACS school
  • Non-participating Catholics and non-Catholics

In all cases involving Catholic students, the family’s pastor must certify (with his signature on the Parish Participation Voucher) that they are participating Catholics in order to have priority placement and be eligible for the Catholic tuition rate. In order to be eligible for the participating parishioner tuition rate, Catholic families transferring into the Charlotte area may provide a letter from the pastor of their current parish stating that they are participating parishioners.

High School Placement Test
A placement test will be administered for applicants interested in the 9th grade admission process. The screening will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2018 at both Charlotte Catholic High School and Christ the King Catholic High School. Additional information and registration forms are included in the application packet.


School Health Services
All students are required by NC General Statute 130A-154 to have appropriate required immunizations in order to attend school (all public and private schools). Students must provide proof of immunization and be in compliance with North Carolina immunization requirements prior to admission into the school. All new students must provide proof of physical examination (completed no more than 12 months prior to the anticipated date of school entry). Parents are responsible for providing these records during the application process.


Fees 2018-2019
There is a $100 application fee due with application ($25 for PK applications). Upon notification of acceptance, each new family is required to pay a registration fee of $125 as a non-refundable enrollment deposit within ten business days. Families starting after the start of the 2018-2019 school year must pay these fees on or before the student’s first day of school.

Tuition Assistance Program
For students in grades K-12, a tuition assistance plan exists for participating Catholic families with identified financial needs. The funds are reserved for tuition and capital fees only and do not include bus, activity or graduation fees. There is a separate application form which is available on the MACS website, at the MACS office and individual school offices. A student must be accepted and registered in order to receive tuition assistance results. Grants do not cover the entire tuition cost. Not all families who apply for tuition assistance qualify.

Applications with missing information will not be considered until all information is provided.

First Round Deadline: March 1st – results are mailed to families in mid-to-late May

Second Round Deadline: May 1st – results are mailed to families about 8 weeks after this deadline ends (mid-to-late July)

After May 1st – results will be processed by FACTS on a monthly basis and the results will be sent to the families as soon as possible thereafter.

Click here to apply for tuition assistance.

Additional Considerations
All schools in the Diocese of Charlotte admit students of any race, color, sex, religion, national and ethnic origin.