HSPT Placement Test Information
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: Exam begins promptly at 8:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Arrive at 8:00 a.m. No late entrance will be allowed.
About the Placement Test & Preparation
Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family (CATHF) will administer the HSPT (High School Placement Test).
Q: Should I pre-register for the Placement Test? Is there a fee for the Placement Test?
A: You must complete an Application for Freshman/Transfer Admission and submit required materials before the exam date. There is a $35 application fee for Freshman and a $75 application fee for Transfer students. This fee is required whether you take the test at Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family or elsewhere. We use TADS, an Admission and Enrollment company, for all of our application information. Applications will open on October 3, 2016.
Q: Does it matter if I take the HSPT placement exam at Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family? When will I receive test scores?
A: No, but you are responsible for uploading score reports taken at another site to TADS and you are still required to pay the application fee. Test scores are electronically scored by Scholastic Testing Services and should arrive in 4-6 weeks. At which time, we will upload to your TADS account.
Q: When is the deadline to complete the application?
A: Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family requests the online application be completed prior to the test day. Our preferred deadline is December 16, 2016. All applications should be completed by January 27, 2017, prior to the HSPT test.
Q: After I register and pay for the placement exam, do I need to do anything else to apply?
A: After you begin the application process, additional documentation is required. The registration process will be considered incomplete until all required documentation has been submitted prior to acceptance. Acceptance of students will begin in late February and can only happen if all documents are received and uploaded to your TADS account, including HSPT test scores.
Q: What time should I arrive? What should I wear? Where do I go?
A: Plan on arriving at campus by 8:00 a.m. Please enter via the green awning in the parking lot off of 4th Street. Students will be escorted to their assigned room for the test. Students should dress modestly and comfortably, as the test is several hours long. A short break will be provided. You may bring a small snack and water bottle for the break.
While parents are not required to accompany their students, they are welcome to attend a Q & A Session with founders of the school, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. We will have coffee and pastries.
Q: What should I bring or not bring?
A: Students should not bring a calculator. The use of calculators and dictionaries is prohibited. Pencil and paper will be provided. Cell phones must be powered off and watch alarms disabled. Cell phones are not allowed to be used at all from 8:00 until the end of the test.