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Ready to submit an online application for Admission?




Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now open!  


Applications and all required documents should be submitted as quickly as possible. To be considered for admission to Bishop Diego, the following steps are required:


  • Review the Admission Criteria listed below this section
  • Submit an online application & non-refundable application fee.
  • Schedule an appointment for the Entrance Placement Test (8th graders only) and the Personal Interview in January through the online application portal.
  • Submit requests for recommendations from English and Math teachers and Principal or Academic Advisor through the online application portal.
  • Complete the Parent Permission for Release of Records and Grades Form in the online application portal. 
  • Submit the Request for Transcripts to the appropriate person at your student's current school once first semester or trimester grades have been posted.
  • Complete the Personal Essay (prospective 10th and 11th grade students only - found within the application checklist).



Students are admitted to Bishop Diego High School on the basis of their desire to attend Bishop, their academic record, performance on the Entrance Placement Test (for 9th-grade applicants only), recommendations, and the student's willingness to abide by the school’s philosophy, rules, regulations, and standards. Students entering 9th grade must have graduated from 8th grade. Ideally, students are admitted at the beginning of a semester but may be admitted as late as a quarter marking period. All admission inquiries are facilitated by the Director of Admissions.

Entrance Requirements:


  • Desire to attend Bishop Diego High School
  • Entrance Placement Test (prospective freshmen only) - This will be scheduled within the online application
  • Personal Essay (written during the Entrance Placement Exam for freshmen) - Prompt available within the online application
  • Personal Interview with Bishop leadership - This will be scheduled within the online application
  • Review of report cards from two previous years of school and current grades - Request for Transcripts form available within the online application
  • 2.5 GPA with no "D" or “F” semester grade marks (on a 2.0 = C scale)
  • Satisfactory Citizenship and Work Habits marks (marks of “U” or "N" may preclude an applicant from admission)
  • Satisfactory school attendance


Sophomore/Junior transfer students:

In addition to the applicable requirements above, transfer students will be evaluated on their ability to meet BDHS graduation requirements over four semesters. Senior students are admitted on a rare case by case basis.



If you are not ready to submit an online application, but you do want to be in the information loop, please submit an Online Inquiry by clicking the link below. We cannot wait to share Bishop Diego High School with you!

Click here to complete the Online Inquiry Form


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Bishop Diego HS
Bishop Garcia Diego High School

  4000 La Colina Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
General Information: Extension 101
Admissions Office: Extension 118