Early Acceptance to College

Early Acceptance to College
More than 30 Chaminade High School seniors who applied to colleges, universities, and service academies through Early Decision programs have been accepted to their respective institutions.

A highly selective process – and highly anticipated by those who applied – Early Decision is a binding agreement between the applicant and the school. Most schools ask for Early Decision applications in November and notify candidates in December – well ahead of the typical January filing deadline and early spring notification for regular decision applicants. Students were accepted to 25 institutions including several Ivy League schools, and renowned universities and colleges.

President Bro. Thomas Cleary, S.M. '81, said, "These accomplishments by our young men reflect the hard work they demonstrate every day at Chaminade, and the kind of commitment they'll show at college. We congratulate them and can't wait to see where their future studies bring them."

According to the College Board, Early Decision applicants should be as sure as possible that theirs is the first and right choice for higher education, meets or surpasses GPA, class rank, or SAT scores specific to the school's admission profile and has a consistent academic record.

"Now more than ever, it's a challenge to gain Early Decision acceptance to colleges and universities," said Mr. Daniel Petruccio, Chaminade Assistant Principal of Guidance. "Thousands of applicants vie for just a handful of seats – even as they tend to their daily coursework in high school. We're proud that this group of exceptional men achieved what they set out to do."

The Chaminade Family congratulates these students as they prepare for the next step in their academic careers!

A total of 65 Chaminade seniors applied to college through Early Decision agreements. They are still waiting for a response from their schools.

Pictured, from left to right:

Row 1: Thomas Raman, SUNY Maritime; Angelo Bovino, Franklin & Marshall College; Jack Valentino, Bates College; Walter Szczech, Cornell University; Christopher Martello, SUNY Geneseo; Connor Crennan, Tufts University; Alexander Lawton, Boston University; J.T. Carlstrom, University of Miami; Zachary Bortko, Sacred Heart University.

Row 2: John Michael Magloire, Northwestern University; William Takes, Vanderbilt University; Neil Sathi, Cornell University; Frank Mattimoe, New York University Shanghai; Tyler Ryan, Stevens Institute of Technology; Jason Tsarouhis, Stevens Institute of Technology; Nicholas Plante, University of Pennsylvania; Anthony Montalbano, Fordham University; John Napolitano, Bucknell University.

Row 3: Peter Camporeale, University of Chicago; Michael Tersigni, New York University; Matthew Braun, Lehigh University; John Dingham, Providence College; Frank Marinello, Duke University; Kieran Laurie, College of the Holy Cross; Liam Widell, The College of William & Mary; Christian DiMaio, Villanova University; John Bennett, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Not pictured: Matthew Ahearn, Connecticut College; Andrew Bonafede, Duke University; Brendan FitzGerald, University of Miami; Colin Hanley, Wesleyan University; Connor Johnston, Tulane University; Luke Pojero, University of Richmond.