General

The Archdiocese of Baltimore will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT®) at area high schools in December. All students are encouraged to register for the test online. Online registration for each test date 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 by credit card at the end of the registration process. If you choose to not use this option, please contact your testing site to make other arrangements for payment. (Note: All credit card funds received will be forwarded to the corresponding testing site 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 testing site. For more information about the High School Placement Test, please visit https://www.archbalt.org/schools/our-schools/high-school-placement-test/ or contact Laura Mooney, Director of Enrollment Management for the Archdiocese of Baltimore 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 16, 2018. Please contact your testing site 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 your testing site to confirm accommodations.

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Accommodations Information

My child is a native Spanish speaker. Can he or she take the test in Spanish?

The High School Placement Test will be offered in Spanish to our native Spanish speakers on December 1 at the Catholic High School of Baltimore, Mercy High School, and Mount Saint Joseph. On December 8, the test will be offered in Spanish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School and St. Mary’s High School. There is an opportunity to indicate if your child needs to test in Spanish on the registration page.

How do I pay for testing?

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

  1. Pay online using a credit card. Accepted credit cards are American Express, VISA, and MasterCard.
  2. Contact your testing site to determine if any alternate payment methods are available.

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:

  1. Pay online using another credit card. Click “Already Registered” 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.” Click “Pay with Credit Card” at the bottom of the page.
  2. Contact your testing site to determine if any alternate payment methods are available.

How do I make changes to my registration?

To make changes, click “Already Registered” 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 11/28 and 12/1 may make changes online until 11:59 p.m. CST on 12/7.
Students testing on 12/8 may make changes online until 11:59 p.m. CST on 12/10.

*To make changes after the deadline, contact the testing site directly.

Can I change my high school choices after I register?

To make changes, click “Already Registered” 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 11/28 and 12/1 may make changes online until 11:59 p.m. CST on 12/7.
Students testing on 12/8 may make changes online until 11:59 p.m. CST on 12/10.

*To make changes after the deadline, contact the testing site directly.

Can I change my test date?

To make changes, click “Already Registered” 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 11/28 and 12/1 may make changes online until 11:59 p.m. CST on 12/7.
Students testing on 12/8 may make changes online until 11:59 p.m. CST on 12/10.

*To make changes after the deadline, contact the testing site directly.

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 testing site directly.

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

Click “Already Registered” at the top of the page to resend the confirmation email. Under “Resend Confirmation Email,” type the email address you entered during registration and click “Send Email.” Be sure to check your email SPAM or Junk folder.

If you still do not receive an email confirmation, call your testing site, as they can provide 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. Families will receive the student’s scores via mail or email, depending on what 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 mail or email. Only one delivery method is available, which is designated 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 scores sent to a different high school, please contact that high school. They will work with your testing site and STS to obtain your student’s scores. Please note that STS cannot forward scores based solely 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 - High Schools

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
12/01/2018 Archbishop Spalding H S, Severn 09/11/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Calvert Hall College H S, Towson 09/11/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Baltimore 09/11/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Mercy High School, Baltimore 09/11/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Mt St Joseph High School, Baltimore 09/11/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 Notre Dame Prep School, Towson 09/11/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 St Johns Catholic Prep, Buckeystown 09/11/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 The Catholic High School, Baltimore 09/11/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/01/2018 The John Carroll School, Bel Air 09/11/2018 11/29/2018 Details
12/08/2018 Archbishop Curley High School, Baltimore 09/11/2018 12/06/2018 Details
12/08/2018 Institute Of Notre Dame, Baltimore 09/11/2018 12/06/2018 Details
12/08/2018 Loyola Blakefield, Towson 09/11/2018 12/06/2018 Details
12/08/2018 Maryvale Preparatory, Lutherville 09/11/2018 12/06/2018 Details
12/08/2018 Mount De Sales Academy, Catonsville 09/11/2018 12/06/2018 Details
12/08/2018 Our Lady Mt Carmel High School, Middle River 09/11/2018 12/06/2018 Details
12/08/2018 St Frances Academy, Baltimore 09/11/2018 12/06/2018 Details
12/08/2018 St Maria Goretti High School, Hagerstown 09/11/2018 12/06/2018 Details
12/08/2018 St Marys HS, Annapolis 09/11/2018 12/06/2018 Details

Test Dates and Locations - Elementary Schools

Only current 8th graders attending these elementary schools may register to test at these locations. All other students must register to test at a high school on either December 1st or December 8th. Students who attend Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Baltimore, St. Mary Elementary in Annapolis, Resurrection/St. Paul in Ellicott City, and St. John the Evangelist in Severna Park will test at their current school during regular school hours. These attending students must register to take the test at their current school.

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
11/28/2018 Our Lady of Mt Carmel Middle, Baltimore 09/11/2018 11/26/2018 Details
11/28/2018 Resurrection-St Paul School, Ellicott City 09/11/2018 11/26/2018 Details
11/28/2018 St John the Evangelist, Severna Park 09/11/2018 11/26/2018 Details
11/28/2018 St Mary Elementary, Annapolis 09/11/2018 11/22/2018 Details