Admissions Office


Thank you for your interest in Dowling Catholic High School. With a history dating back more than 100 years, we are committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and families of all faiths. Dowling Catholic offers a faith-based curriculum which fosters excellence in academics, athletics, extra-curricular activities and the arts. Our caring community helps students become their best version.

Incoming Freshman Placement Test

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019
7:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• Parochial school students are automatically registered for the exam. 
• Non-Parochial school students please call the Admissions Office at 222-1025 by Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, to register for the exam.

Please bring:

1. Two No. 2 Pencils. (no mechanical pencils, no calculators)
2. $25 for testing expenses (Checks payable to Dowling Catholic with student’s name on memo line or cash for the exact amount).
3. Non-Parochial school students need to bring copies of their most recent Iowa Assessment scores and 8th-grade report card.
8th graders should ONLY enter the through the northeast entrance doors.  Dowling Catholic Student Ambassadors will be there waiting for them to take them to their classrooms where the testing will occur.  Students unable to take the exam on Saturday, Jan. 5, should contact the Admissions Office to register for the make-up exam.
Dowling Catholic Admissions Office

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Dowling Catholic High School

Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. In an environment that is faithful, caring and dedicated, Dowling Catholic forms each student to become a Christ-centered leader.