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. The test also qualifies students for Guerin Catholic scholarships.

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.

If you have questions, please contact Kenya Cobb at kcobb@guerincatholic.org or 317-582-0120 x317.

2022 Summer HSPT Preparation Course (for rising 8th graders)

Register for the HSPT Summer Prep Course

This one-week HSPT Summer Prep Course prepares students for test taking, including study tips and techniques and good habits. Students will take an actual HSPT on Friday of the course. This test will fulfill the HSPT requirement for application to Guerin Catholic and other schools using the HSPT.

Students will benefit from spending time on our 72-acre campus, and meeting staff and current students who will share thoughts on what it takes to be a successful high school student.

2022 Summer Prep Course Dates

June 6-10
Morning session: 9am-12pm FULL
Afternoon session: 1-4pm FULL

July 18-22
Morning session: 9am-12pm
Afternoon session: 1-4pm

Please note that on Friday during each session, we will be administering a proctored high school placement test. Please plan to arrive 45 minutes early for check in (8:15 am or 12:15 pm). Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 am for the morning sessions or 12:30 pm for afternoon sessions so that the classes can end at their normally scheduled time. Extended time will be offered for students who have a learning plan and receive extended time on tests at their current school. These students will have different arrival times which will be communicated as the test date approaches.

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 applicants Admissions Portfolio.

Cost: $95

Fall 2022 HSPT Dates

Registration for the Fall testing dates opens July 15. The HSPT will be offered on the following Saturdays from 8:30am – 12pm:

Saturday, October 1, 2022
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Saturday, December 3, 2022

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. Students can receive a scholarship based on a HSPT test taken in the summer or the fall.

  • 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 3.50 on a 4.00 scale at the conclusion of each school year. The student’s GPA may be periodically reviewed throughout the year, 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 3.5, the annual monetary award will no longer be available to be applied against future years’ tuition.