Steps to Become a QND Student

Your Steps to Become a QND Student:
Special Note: Due to COVID-19 (Click Here for updates), QND Campus is closed. However, you can reach Mary Pat Vahlkamp at for enrollment information.

Application Process for Freshmen

  • Make an appointment to come in for a tour of the campus or sign up to Shadow a Raider for a day.
  • Attend QND Registration Night for all incoming Freshmen on Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Meet with faculty and guidance counselors to sign up for classes and extracurricular activities. A $100 registration fee and $150 technology fee must accompany the enrollment form in order to secure placement.
  • If unable to attend March 5 event, please contact the Admissions Office at 217-223-2479 ext. 326 to schedule a date and time to register. All admissions are based upon approval of QND administration.
  • A completed physical and immunization form must also be received by September 1 or before if participating in fall sports.  All students participating in high school sports must then have a sports physical each year prior to participation. If coming from a school outside Illinois, an eye exam form is also required.
  • Online application for financial assistance through FACTS is due in April 30, 2020. Click here for the online FACTS Application
  • Complete and submit a QND Educational Commitment Form.  You will also need to indicate the method of payment that works best for your family. Tuition is due June 30.
  • Attend one of the Freshman Parent Orientations held at the beginning of August, in the QND Cafeteria. These meetings are open to all new parents.
  • Orientation for freshman and transfer students is on the day before the first day of school in August.

Application Process for Transfer Students

Quincy Notre Dame welcomes transfer students throughout the year. In addition to the items listed above, transfer students will need to submit a Request for Records form to your current school. This authorizes your school to send us your transcripts and standardized testing results. An eye examination is needed for all transfer students new to Illinois.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Mary Pat Vahlkamp, Dir. of Enrollment Management, 217-223-2479 ext. 326,

Quincy Notre Dame High School, 1400 S. 11th Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Admissions Policy

QND admits eligible students of any race, color, gender, national origin, ethnic origin, and disability, which can be reasonably accommodated, in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs and athletic and school administered programs.

The minimum age for admission is 13 years of age for ninth grade. The student must have passed eighth grade. The maximum age of 19 years of age is mandatory for a student seeking admission as a senior.

For all applicants, the following information will be taken into consideration for possible admittance to QND: Placement test results (if taken), Previous academic records, Previous attendance records, Previous behavior records

Students with disabilities will be accepted on a case-by-case basis in order to evaluate the capacity of the school to meet the needs of the student. Additionally, students from a non-certified private school or from a home school environment will also be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

If the information gathered indicates that QND does not have the educational program which best serves the needs of the student, the student will not be accepted.

QND accepts students of other faiths for admission. However, if enrollment is close to capacity, QND will give preference to Catholic students registered in an area-wide Catholic parish.

Students will be taught the teachings of the Catholic Church as part of the curriculum. In choosing to attend QND, parents pledge their full cooperation to the school in preparing our students to be disciples of Jesus Christ. It is our collective responsibility to nurture students in their faith journey at QND.

Once admitted to QND, continued enrollment in the school shall be based upon the fulfillment of all academic, financial and other required obligations of both students and parents.


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