Entrance Test Information (HSPT)

All 8th graders applying to a Catholic high school in Cincinnati must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT).


Click here to register for the Make-Up HSPT on November 28th, 2023. 

When registering, you will be asked to select up to three schools that your daughter would like her test scores sent.  

Day of Make-Up HSPT at Ursuline:

The test will begin at 7:30 am and conclude at approximately 11:30 am. Plan to arrive at 7:15 am. Snacks, water, pencils, and scratch paper will be provided. Students are welcome to bring their own snacks, water, and pencils if they prefer. 

Other Information:

Only students who take the HSPT on November 18th, 2023, or the official make-up date, and complete all other components of the application by the December deadline are eligible for academic merit scholarships to Ursuline. Transfer students and late 8th grade applicants are not eligible. 

Please contact admissions@ursulineacademy.org or (513) 791-5791 with any questions. 

How does Ursuline use the HSPT scores?

Applicants' HSPT scores, along with their grades, other standardized test scores, and admission essays, will be considered to determine admission to Ursuline and will also inform course placement recommendations for students who enroll at Ursuline.