Admission FAQs

List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Why Bishop Lynch School?

    Every student at Bishop Lynch can flourish, whether it is through the college preparatory courses offered, the various athletic opportunities, visual and performing arts events, or extra-curricular activities. Students have a chance to get involved in the community and develop skills that help them to develop as strong, independent young adults. From Forensic Science to student leadership and robotics, there are so many ways for students to become active members of the community. 

  • Q. How many applications does Bishop Lynch receive?  How many students are admitted to each grade?

    Bishop Lynch receives approximately 650 applications for Grades 9-12 each year. We typically enroll 250 students to the Freshman class.  Availability to Grades 10-12 varies per grade each year.
  • Q. What is the average class size?

    Bishop Lynch retains a low student to teacher ration with an average class size of 20 students. Advanced and essential level courses are intentionally even smaller.
  • Q. What type of students do you accept?

    Bishop Lynch seeks to attract a diverse student body of students with high academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, and a wide variety of interests.  Students and parents should be willing to contribute to the entire Bishop Lynch community.
  • Q. How can I visit the campus? Are applicants allowed to visit for the day?

    Bishop Lynch hosts several admission events throughout the year—BL Sunday, campus tours, and our President/Principal’s Coffee.  View our Events page (link provided) for exact dates and registration information.

    Shadowing, or “Friar for a Day,” is also offered to prospective students.  To schedule a shadow day, you must begin the application in our application system, Ravenna, and can register by logging in to your account and clicking “Friar for a Day”.
  • Q. Is Financial Aid available to my family?

    All families are welcome to apply for financial aid. Financial aid at Bishop lynch is need-based and financial aid decisions are made independently of the admission process. View our Tuition and Financial Aid page for more information and to begin the process on the FACTS website.


    Families may apply for financial aid on the Bishop Lynch website through FACTS. The financial aid application and supporting documents are due by mid-February each year. Financial aid at Bishop Lynch is need-based; athletic scholarships are not offered. Merit-based scholarships are awarded based on individual accomplishments, no application necessary. Financial aid decisions are made independently of admissions.
  • Q. Does Bishop Lynch offer Scholarships?

    Merit-based scholarships are awarded based on individual accomplishments. All applicants will be reviewed for merit-based scholarships in the admission process; no additional application is necessary. Athletic or Arts specific scholarships are not offered.
  • Q. How much value is placed on the ISEE exam?

    The admission committee reviews a student’s full application in making an admission decision that is the right match for both the student and the School.  Grades, teacher recommendations, standardized test scores, ISEE testing, extracurricular activities and the interview are all considered in the admission process.  While the ISEE test is used as part of the evaluation, it is mostly used for class placement.
  • Q. How will I know when the required materials have been received and the application is complete?

    Bishop Lynch utilizes Ravenna Solutions for the online admission application. Once you create your online profile with Ravenna, you will be able to keep track of your application checklist and see when your application is complete. It’s simple to use and user-friendly!
  • Q. How much homework do students have per night?

    The amount of homework per night varies on the student and his or her course load. On a typical school day, Bishop Lynch students can expect anywhere from one to three hours of homework per night.
  • Q. How many graduates go on to attend college?

    100% of Bishop Lynch graduates are accepted to college.
  • Q. Is transportation available?

    Yes! Bishop Lynch offers bus services from 13 pick up sites around the metroplex. From Plano to Oak Cliff and Richardson, you can find a location that works for you and your family. The fee is based on location and may be paid annually, per semester, or by month.  Buses operate on all normal school days.
  • Q. More questions about Bishop Lynch and the admission process?

    Please contact our Admissions Office at (214) 324-3607 ext. 4221 or admissions@bishoplynch.org.
 Transfer Student FAQs

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. As a Transfer Student, how will my credits transfer?

    • Bishop Lynch High School will accept credits earned in Grades 9-12 from an accredited high school (SACS/CASI, TEA, TCCB-ED).  Transcripts must contain number or letter grades and credit documentation.
    • Pass/Fail marks are accepted for Physical Education courses only.
    • Credits designated as “Local Credits” will not transfer to BLHS.
    • International School Transfer students will need to submit contact hours for their courses so that credits may be converted.
    • Letter grades will be converted to number grades per the BLHS scale.
    • Weighted courses must be properly documented on the previous school’s transcript in order to earn weight at BLHS.  All weighted courses will be converted using the BLHS weighting factors.
    • Middle School credits will only be accepted from the academic year prior to the student’s Freshman Year (8th grade only.)  Other Middle School Credits, though they will not satisfy graduation requirements, will be documented on the transcript.  Grades earned prior to High School are not figured in the cumulative average.
    • A maximum of two credits earned prior to High School will satisfy graduation requirements.  Only courses offered to freshmen (9th grade) students at BLHS will be accepted on a limited basis.  Traditionally accepted courses include Communication Applications, Health, First Year Foreign Language, Algebra I, Computer and PE.  Though other credits earned may not satisfy graduation requirements and may need to be repeated, they will still appear on the transcript as issued from the previous school.
  • Q. How will you determine my course placement?

    In order to make accurate placement recommendations for transfer students, we will evaluate previous course placement and grades, standardized test scores, diagnostic information, and teacher recommendations. We also ask for subject specific placement evaluations in English, Math, Language, and for all Essential courses.
  • Q. How will my GPA be determined?

    All transfer student grades from previous schools are averaged and a Transfer GPA is determined. To qualify for GPA weighting on any levels, courses must be marked on the transcript from the institution awarding credit.
  • Q. How are letter grades converted for GPA rating at Bishop Lynch?

    Letter grades from the previous school (if issued) will be converted based on the Bishop Lynch scale: A+ (100); A (95); A- (90); B+ (89); B (85); B- (80); C+ (79); C (75); C- (70); F (69).
  • Q. Does being a transfer student affect my rank?

    Bishop Lynch does not report class rank for our students. However, an internal class rank is kept for college admission purposes. Senior transfer students will not be included in the internal ranking figured in accordance with State Legislature. International transfer students who have repeated a grade level at a previous school will also not receive a class rank at Bishop Lynch.


Bishop Lynch High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  Bishop Lynch High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963