High School Placement Test Information


All 8th grade students applying to Ursuline Academy are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Students applying to high school for the 2020-2021 school year will take the HSPT on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 8:30am - noon.

The HSPT will be offered at Ursuline Academy as well as at other area Catholic high schools. Students may take the HSPT at any location and have their scores sent to Ursuline Academy. If a student takes the HSPT at another school, she still must fill out Ursuline's online application to be considered for admission. There is a place on the application to indicate whether she is taking the HSPT at Ursuline or at another location and having her scores sent to Ursuline.


Register to take the HSPT at Ursuline:





High School Placement Test Preparation Course

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 who plans to take an entrance/placement test for one of the area Catholic high schools.

Learn more and register for a HSPT Prep Course

Summer HSPT Prep Course

Dates: Tuesday, July 30 - Thursday, August 1

Time: Tuesday & Wednesday: 1:30 - 3:30pm, Thursday: 1:00 - 4:00pm

Location: Ursuline Academy

Cost: $100 (includes the practice test)

Fall HSPT Prep Course

Saturdays: October 19, 26, November 2, and 9

Choose one session:

  • Morning: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:00pm

Location: Ursuline Academy

Cost: $195 (includes the practice test)

Practice Test Only

Saturday, November 9

Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm

Location: Ursuline Academy

Cost: $25

Online Prep Class

Always available!

Cost: $115