Entrance Exam

HSPT Entrance Exam

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) Entrance Exam is for 8th Graders ONLY.

Xavier will offer the exam on two dates in January:
  • January 11, 2020 - (7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., approximate dismissal) 
  • January 25, 2020 - (7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., approximate dismissal)
To register for the HSPT exam, the parent of a prospective student must first establish a GatorNet and submit the online portion of the application. Once that is submitted, a digital checklist will be assigned to the applicant.  Registration for the HSPT is via the digital checklist.

Walk-ins without registration may take the HSPT on one of the exam days, but registration is preferred.

An exam fee of $50 will be collected at the beginning of the exam. Cash or Check accepted; no credit cards. Please make check payable to Xavier College Preparatory.

Applicants may take the test ONLY once at ONE location, either January 11th or 25th.

Any 8th grade applicant who wishes to be considered in the priority pool of candidates at Xavier must take the standardized High School Placement Test (HSPT) but can do so at any one of the Diocesan high schools in January. If an applicant takes the test at another Diocesan school, she must request that her test results be sent to Xavier at the time of testing. As per the admissions policy of the Diocesan School Board, while it is not mandatory that an applicant take the test at Xavier to be considered in the priority admissions pool, it is recommended that she take the test at Xavier if it is her first choice because it just makes the process easier. There is a required writing sample that is done at Xavier at the testing. If an applicant takes the test at another high school (it is the same test at all locations), she will need to come to Xavier to make arrangements with the Admissions Office to complete the writing sample at Xavier. If the testing results and all the pieces of the application are submitted by the application deadline (Monday, January 27, 2020).

*Out of state applicants: We often have applicants from out of state who know they will be relocating to the Phoenix area for high school. Students may take the HSPT in dioceses in other states and have the results forwarded to us. They can begin the online application in the same manner as local applicants. We can make arrangements for the writing sample to be done at a determined location. Please contact Paula Petrowski to make arrangements for out-of-state applications.

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