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 2019-2020 school year will take the HSPT on Saturday, November 17, 2018from 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 for the HSPT and apply to 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

Tuesday, July 31 - Thursday, August 2 (Monday, July 30 is 8th Grade Day!)

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

Location: Ursuline Academy

Cost: $100 (includes the practice test)

Fall HSPT Prep Course

Saturdays: October 13, October 20, October 27, November 3

Choose one session:

  • Morning: 9 - noon
  • Afternoon: 1 - 4

Location: Ursuline Academy

Cost: $195 (includes the practice test)

Practice Test Only

Saturday, November 3

Time: 1 - 4

Location: Ursuline Academy

Cost: $25

Online Prep Class

Always available!

Cost: $115

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.