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High School Placement Test (HSPT)


All 8th grade students applying to Guerin Catholic are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The HSPT is composed of subtests in areas of Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading, Math, and Language, and provides our Counseling Department additional insights into the student’s academic abilities to ensure proper placement into Freshman classes. There is no minimum score required for acceptance.Tests taken at other high schools are accepted if taken after June 1st of their application year. Test results should be forwarded to our admissions department via email at admissions@guerincatholic.org. The test also qualifies students for Guerin Catholic scholarships.

If you have questions, please contact Julie Ferrucci at jferrucci@guerincatholic.org or 317-582-0120 x320.

High School Placement Test (HSPT) 2024 Summer Preparation Course
(for rising 8th graders)

This one-week HSPT Summer Prep Course, taught by experienced Guerin Catholic faculty, includes study tips and techniques to help students develop good test taking habits. Students will take a practice HSPT on Monday and a proctored HSPT on Friday of the course. The proctored test will fulfill the HSPT requirement for application to Guerin Catholic and other schools using the HSPT.

Students will also benefit from spending time on our campus and from meeting staff and current students who will share thoughts on what it takes to be a successful high school student.

2024 Summer Prep Course Dates

June 3 – 7
Morning session: 9am-12pm FULL
Afternoon session: 1-4pm FULL

July 15 – 19
Morning session: 9am-12pm FULL
Afternoon session: 1-4pm FULL

Please note that on Friday during each session, when we administer the proctored test, arrival times will be different and communicated to families prior to that day.

Extended time on Friday’s proctored test will be offered for students who have a learning plan and receive extended time on tests at their current school. Testing for ALL students receiving extended time will be during the Friday Morning Session each week, regardless of which session they attend during the week. No extended time testing will be offered in the afternoon.

Students who take the HSPT during the summer prep course are not required to take the test again in the fall. The score from the Friday test of their summer prep course will be entered into the student’s Admissions Portfolio.

Cost: $100

If you have questions, please contact Julie Ferrucci at jferrucci@guerincatholic.org or 317-582-0120 x320.

Register for the Summer HSPT Prep Course


Fall 2024 High School Placement Test Testing Dates

REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 15, 2024

The HSPT will be offered on the following Saturdays from 8:30am – 12pm:

Saturday, October 26, 2024
Saturday, November 16, 2024


HSPT Scholarships

The HSPT also qualifies students for our Presidential and Academic Scholarships. Tests taken elsewhere can qualify for the Presidential and Academic scholarships. Test results should be forwarded to our admissions department via email admissions@guerincatholic.org.

  • A Presidential Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who earns a composite score at the 98th or 99th percentile (national percentile) on the High School Placement Test. The Presidential Scholarship is an academic scholarship potentially worth $8,000 over four years ($2,000 per year, renewable for four years based on GPA).
  • An Academic Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who earns a composite score at the 96th or 97th percentile (national percentile) on the High School Placement Test. An Academic Scholarship is a scholarship potentially worth $4,000 over four years ($1,000 per year, renewable for four years based on GPA).

Annual renewal of scholarships: In order to maintain the Presidential or Academic Scholarships at Guerin Catholic High School, the student must maintain a cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.30 on a 4.00 scale at the conclusion of each school year. The student’s GPA will be reviewed at the end of each trimester, but only the cumulative GPA at the end of the third trimester will be used to measure compliance with the criteria for renewal. Should the student’s GPA fall below the 3.3, the annual monetary award will no longer be available to be applied against future years’ tuition.