About the HSPT
The HSPT is a test for eighth graders applying to Catholic high schools. The HSPT is administered by each individual school, so a student must register for the test through the prospective high school. The HSPT is typically administered in January; it is up to individual schools whether to accept a retake score, so planning to retake is not recommended. If students apply to multiple schools that accept the HSPT, their test scores for one school can be sent to the other schools. Contact each individual school for further details.
Questions are all multiple-choice. All of the questions are worth one point with no guessing penalty. Students’ raw scores are converted to a scoring scale, which ranges from 200 to 800. These scores are then used by the individual schools for admissions, academic placement, and assigning scholarships.