General

The Archdiocese of Boston will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT®) at area high schools on the dates listed below. Students are encouraged to preregister for the test online. To register, click the Register Student button. Online registration for each test date will be closed the day before testing. To register after the deadline, please call the Admissions Office of your preferred test site.

Please contact your selected test site to confirm their starting time. Students who wish to take the test at Central Catholic High School (Lawrence, MA) should contact the school directly or visit the school's website to register.


Online Registration

The quickest way to register is online.
• Choose your test date and location.
• Designate the high schools to receive your test scores.
• Receive immediate registration confirmation.


Test Dates and Locations

10/29/2016 Boston College High School, Dorchester
10/29/2016 Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton
10/29/2016 Malden Catholic High School, Malden
10/29/2016 Mount Alvernia High School, Newton
10/29/2016 Sacred Heart High School, Kingston
10/29/2016 St Clement High School, Medford
11/05/2016 Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro
11/05/2016 Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree
11/05/2016 Arlington Catholic High School, Arlington
11/05/2016 Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody
11/05/2016 Boston College High School, Dorchester
11/05/2016 Fontbonne Academy, Milton
11/05/2016 Lowell Catholic High School, Lowell
11/05/2016 Marian High School, Framingham
11/05/2016 Matignon High School, Cambridge
11/05/2016 Notre Dame Academy, Hingham
11/05/2016 Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School, Lawrence
11/05/2016 Pope John XXIII High School, Everett
11/05/2016 Sacred Heart High School, Kingston
11/05/2016 St John Preparatory School, Danvers
11/05/2016 St Mary’s High School, Lynn
11/19/2016 Arlington Catholic High School, Arlington
11/19/2016 Austin Prep, Reading
11/19/2016 Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody
11/19/2016 Cathedral High School, Boston
11/19/2016 Catholic Memorial High School, West Roxbury
11/19/2016 Lowell Catholic High School, Lowell
11/19/2016 Malden Catholic High School, Malden
11/19/2016 Mount Alvernia High School, Newton
11/19/2016 Presentation of Mary Academy, Methuen
11/19/2016 St Joseph Preparatory High School, Boston
11/19/2016 St Mary’s High School, Lynn
11/19/2016 Ursuline Academy, Dedham
11/19/2016 Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood
12/03/2016 Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro
12/03/2016 Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree
12/03/2016 Austin Prep, Reading
12/03/2016 Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody
12/03/2016 Boston College High School, Dorchester
12/03/2016 Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton
12/03/2016 Cathedral High School, Boston
12/03/2016 Catholic Memorial High School, West Roxbury
12/03/2016 Fontbonne Academy, Milton
12/03/2016 Lowell Catholic High School, Lowell
12/03/2016 Malden Catholic High School, Malden
12/03/2016 Marian High School, Framingham
12/03/2016 Matignon High School, Cambridge
12/03/2016 Notre Dame Academy, Hingham
12/03/2016 Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School, Lawrence
12/03/2016 Pope John XXIII High School, Everett
12/03/2016 Presentation of Mary Academy, Methuen
12/03/2016 Sacred Heart High School, Kingston
12/03/2016 St Clement High School, Medford
12/03/2016 St John Preparatory School, Danvers
12/03/2016 St Joseph Preparatory High School, Boston
12/03/2016 St Mary’s High School, Lynn
12/03/2016 Ursuline Academy, Dedham
12/03/2016 Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood

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

If you have any questions, please call the Admissions Office of your preferred testing site. To find a list of schools along with the addresses and telephone numbers, go to bostoncatholic.org.

Payment Options

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.)

FAQ

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?

You have until a week after your scheduled test date to make changes to your registration online.


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.


Can I change my high school choices after I register?

You have until a week after your scheduled test date to make changes to your registration online.


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.


Can I change my test date?

You have until a week after your scheduled test date to make changes to your registration online.


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.


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 Boston. 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 change the delivery method of my test results (email vs. mail)?

You have until a week after your scheduled test date to make changes to your registration online.


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.


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 Boston 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.










Test Dates

10/29/2016

11/5/2016

11/19/2016

12/3/2016


Registration Opens

09/15/2016


Registration Closes

12/02/2016