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Important Dates

Now accepting applicants for the 2020-21 school year, both freshmen and transfer students.

Open House

  • Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Monday, October 7, 2019 5:30 - 7:30pm

Crusader For The Day

Eighth graders have the opportunity to spend a day attending Canisius as Crusaders For The Day and experiencing the excellence of the Canisius Community. Click the button below to schedule your day.

***We cannot host visits at this time. Click here to virtually tour our campus***

Entrance Exam Tutorial Course

Prepare for the Entrance Exam with a course that runs three Saturdays, 9:00-11:30am:

Stay tuned for 2020 dates.

Tuition Assistance 

Families applying to Canisius for the Class of 2024 may submit TADS tuition assistance applications from November 1 through December 13, 2019. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be processed in time for the January 24, 2020 admission notification period. Click the button below for the application.

See Us In Action

For parents and sons...   

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Thursday, June 11, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Monday, June 15, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm

Choose one of the dates above to join us for an interactive virtual visit and Q&A session via Zoom.


Entrance & Scholarship Exam

The Entrance Exam is offered the second and fourth Fridays of each month, or by appointment. Contact the office of admission to schedule your date and time.

Candidates for admission to ninth grade at Canisius must take the Entrance and Scholarship Exam and complete the standardized Diocese of Buffalo high school application. Click the button below. Please select Canisius as your first choice school on the application. 

Transfer students do not take the Entrance Exam; Click here for transfer application information.

Acceptance Packages Mailed to Applicants

Notice of acceptance, academic merit scholarships and tuition grants were mailed to both first and second choice applicants for the Class of 2024 on January 23, 2020.

Registration for the Class of 2024

Saturday, February 1, 2020* at 10:00am

*This is the first date to register for fall 2020. Registration is by appointment if you cannot make this date.

Seventh Grade Practice Exam

Boys currently in seventh grade are invited to take a version of the Entrance and Scholarship Exam for practice. The practice exam helps students become familiar with the exam format by taking the exam under actual testing conditions. 

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 9:00am
    ***Postponed. New date TBA***

Higher Achievement Program

The Higher Achievement Program (HAP) summer camp is specifically designed for rising 8th grade boys. 

  • June 29 - July 30, 2020


Wonder Week Workshops

For rising 6th and 7th grade boys

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Have admissions questions? Contact us at or 716.882.0466.