High School Placement Test Information

All 8th grade students applying to Ursuline Academy are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT).

If you didn't take the HSPT test this fall, but are still interested in Ursuline, please contact us at admissions@ursulineacademy.org.


HSPT Preparation Course

If you are considering taking the HSPT this fall, let us help!

The HSPT prep course takes place on four (4) Saturdays this fall: October 21, 28, November 4 and 11.

There is a morning session (9am-noon) and afternoon session (1-4pm). You must sign up for either the morning session or the afternoon session. The practice test will take place for both sessions on November 11.

Cost: $180

This year, we are also offering an online test prep course for $105 (for the class only, not the practice test) and a practice test only (on November 11 from 1-4pm) for $25.

This course is designed to increase your confidence, let you familiarize yourself with the test content, and to teach you test-taking strategies. This course is open to any 8th grade student (girl or boy) who plans to take an entrance/placement test for one of the area Catholic high schools.

Location: Ursuline Academy

Learn more and register for the course.

Testing Accommodation Information

Ursuline offers extended time and reading aloud as accommodations on the HSPT.

In order to be eligible for accommodations, a student must have been identified as having a disability and must have a formal written plan (IEP, ISP, 504 Plan or Accommodation Plan) at her grade school or junior high that describes her accommodations. In addition, the accommodations must be used on a regular basis on classroom tests as well as on group administered, standardized tests, such as the Iowas or Terra Novas.

A student who wants to take the HSPT with accommodations must have notified the Admissions Office prior to the test and provided the following documentation by November 2nd:

  • A signed copy of the Authorization for Release of Accommodation Information form. The Authorization for Release of Information form gives Ursuline permission to release your daughter’s accommodation information to the other schools that are receiving her high school placement tests scores. This form should be filled out the parent/legal guardian and/or the student's school personnel, as long as both sign the form and agree on the accommodations.
  • A copy of her current Individualized Education Plan, Individualized Service Plan or Accommodation Plan

Requesting HSPT accommodations will not affect a student's chances of getting accepted to Ursuline Academy.