General

The Archdiocese of Baltimore will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT®) at area high schools in December. All students are encouraged to preregister for the test online. Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. (CST) the Thursday before each test date. To register after the deadline, please call the Admissions Office of your preferred testing site.

Payment Options

The cost of the test is $40. You will have the option to pay with a credit card at the end of the registration process. If you choose to not use this option, you will need to contact the test center you are planning to attend to make other arrangements for payment. (Note: All credit card funds received will be forwarded to the corresponding test centers or their agents. Payment through this system does not constitute any client/customer relationship between the site vendor and the parent/guardian.)

Test Results

Parents will receive a copy of student test results via mail or email. Only one delivery method is available, which you will designate during the registration process.

Whom to Contact

Questions? Please call the Admissions Office of your preferred testing site. To find a list of schools, addresses, and telephone numbers, go to www.archbalt.org/schools. For additional general questions about the High School Placement Test, please contact the Director of Enrollment Management for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Laura Mooney, at laura.mooney@archbalt.org or 410-547-5549.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I require testing accommodations?

Students requesting testing accommodations must submit required documentation by November 17, 2017. Please contact the testing site directly if you miss this deadline. Documentation may not date earlier than the student’s 5th Grade year.

You may find the complete list of accommodations being offered as well as instructions for submitting documentation online by clicking the link below. Please contact the school where you are testing for more information and to confirm testing accommodations.

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Accommodations Information

How do I pay for testing?

The final step of the registration process is to choose your method of payment. Your options are:

  1. Pay online using a credit card. Accepted credit cards are American Express, VISA, and MasterCard.
  2. Pay the test center directly using another method of payment. Contact the test center to see what methods of payment are accepted and for details on when and where to send your payment.

There was an error in processing my credit card payment online. Can I try paying online again?

If there was an error during processing, or if you card was declined, you may do one of two things:

  1. Pay online using another credit card. Click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page. Under Update Registration, type the email address you entered during registration and the registration number you received and click Login. Click the Pay with Credit Card button at the bottom of the page.
  2. Pay the test center directly using another method of payment. Contact the test center to see what methods of payment are accepted and for details on when and where to send your payment.

How do I make changes to my registration?

To make changes, click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page. Under Update Registration, type the email address you entered during registration and the registration number you received. Click Login to access to your registration and make any changes.

Students testing on 12/2 may make changes online until 11:59 p.m. CST on 12/7.
Students testing on 12/9 may make changes online until 11:59 p.m. CST on 12/7.

*After 12/7/2017, NO changes may be made.

Can I change my high school choices after I register?

To make changes, click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page. Under Update Registration, fill in the email address you entered during registration and the registration number you received. Click Login to access to your registration and make any changes.

Students testing on 12/2 may make changes online until 11:59 p.m. CST on 12/7.
Students testing on 12/9 may make changes online until 11:59 p.m. CST on 12/7.

*After 12/7/2017, NO changes may be made.

Can I change my test date?

To make changes, click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page. Under Update Registration, fill in the email address you entered during registration and the registration number you received. Click Login to access to your registration and make any changes.

Students testing on 12/2 may make changes online until 11:59 p.m. CST on 12/7.
Students testing on 12/9 may make changes online until 11:59 p.m. CST on 12/7.

*After 12/7/2017, NO changes may be made.

What if I missed the test date I signed up for?

If there is another test scheduled that you are able to attend, you may simply change your test date by updating your registration – there is no need to register again.

Can I cancel my registration?

To cancel your registration, contact the test center directly.

I never received an email confirming my test registration. What should I do?

Click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page to resend the confirmation email. Under Resend Confirmation Email, fill in the email address you entered during registration and click Send Email. Be sure to check your email SPAM or Junk folder, as well.

If you still do not receive an email confirmation, call the test center where you registered to take the test. They will be able to provide you with your confirmation number. You should also confirm the email address entered during registration, as this is where emailed test results will be sent.

When will I get my test results?

Test results are normally released to families within 3-5 weeks after the last scheduled test date for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. This page will contain a status update to let you know whether or not reports have been released. Families will receive the student’s scores via either mail or email, whichever was designated during the registration process.

Can I get both an email and a paper copy of my test results mailed to my house?

Parents will receive a copy of student test results via either mail or email. Only one delivery method is available, which you will designate during the registration process.

Can you send my test results to more than one email or home address?

Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. will send your test results to one address only – either the mailing address or email address specified during registration.

Can you send my test results to a different high school?

If you need to have your scores sent to a different high school, the first step is to contact the school where the student tested after test results have been received. The school may either forward results directly or contact STS to do so. STS requires permission from the school to forward student scores; STS cannot forward scores solely based on a parent’s request.

I never received a copy of my test results. What should I do?

You may contact Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. at stlouis@ststesting.com to request a copy of your test results. You will need to provide the following information in the email:

  1. Student’s name
  2. Student’s birth date
  3. Address on the registration
  4. Registration number

If you chose to have results mailed to your home, please allow at least a week from the date the reports were made available before contacting STS.

What do my scores mean?

Families of students testing in the Archdiocese of Baltimore will receive a Student Score Report sent directly to their home or email. To learn more about how the HSPT® is scored and what your scores mean, visit http://ststesting.com/hspt.

Each school evaluates your scores in its own way. Criteria determined by one school to assist with academic decisions may not be the same for another school. If you have questions about how individual schools use your HSPT® scores, please contact the school directly.


Online Registration

  • Choose your test date and location below.
  • Designate the high schools to receive your test scores.
    Students may select up to 3 schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and one optional school in the Archdiocese of Washington. Washington, D.C. schools are listed on the registration form under the 4th choice only.
  • Receive immediate registration confirmation.

Test Dates and Locations

I authorize the release of my child’s school records. (More information)

Click Register Student next to the specific test date/location where you wish to take the test.

Test Date Test Location Registration Opens Registration Closes
01/06/2018 Loyola Blakefield, Towson 12/10/2017 01/04/2018 Details
01/06/2018 Mt St Joseph High School, Baltimore 12/10/2017 01/04/2018 Details
01/06/2018 St Maria Goretti High School, Hagerstown 12/10/2017 01/04/2018 Details
01/06/2018 The John Carroll School, Bel Air 12/10/2017 01/04/2018 Details