General

The Archdiocese of Detroit 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. Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. (CST) on the close date/s listed below. To register after the deadline, please call the Admissions Office of your preferred testing site.

Most Catholic high schools require an admission application and a copy of your academic transcripts. Please contact the school(s) receiving your test results to see what other items are required for admission.

Most testing centers begin the test promptly at 8 am. Students should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the test. Please contact your selected test center to confirm their starting time.

Students are permitted to take the High School Placement Test one time.

Please note that the following Catholic high schools do not require the High School Placement Test: Loyola High School (Detroit), Our Lady of the Lakes High School (Waterford), and St. Mary’s Preparatory (Orchard Lake).

Payment Options

The cost of the test is $50. 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 the Admissions Office of your selected 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.

Results will be sent out to families approximately 3-4 weeks after the test date. If you select to have a paper copy mailed to you, please be aware that delivery time may take longer than usual due to the increased demand of the postal service during this time.

Whom to Contact

Questions? Please call the Admissions Office of your testing site.

Test Accommodations

Certain student accommodations may be available at specific testing sites. Please contact your preferred testing site prior to registering to confirm what accommodations, if any, are offered. Students with an IEP, 504 plan or building plan requesting accommodations on the placement test must submit the required documentation to the high school testing site at least two weeks in advance of the test date.

Accommodations Information

Frequently Asked Questions

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 site directly using another method of payment. Contact the Admissions Office of your preferred testing site 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 CC button at the bottom of the page.
  2. Pay the test site directly using another method of payment. Contact the test site 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 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 you missed the test you signed up for, contact the test site. 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?

Contact the test site directly to cancel your registration.

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 site 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?

Results will be sent out to families 3-4 weeks after the test date. Families will receive the student’s scores via either mail or email, whichever was designated during the registration process. If you select to have a paper copy mailed to you, please be aware that delivery time may take longer than usual due to the increased demand of the postal service during this time.

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 Detroit 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.


Registration Instructions

  • REGISTER online for the HSPT.
    • Choose your test date and location below.
    • Click “Register Student” below for the testing site where you wish to take the test.
    • Pay the registration fee online via credit/debit card. Contact the Admissions Office of the testing site if you require alternate payment options.
  • DESIGNATE the high school(s) you want to receive your test scores.
    • When registering, families may choose up to two (2) high schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit to receive their child’s test results.
  • RECEIVE an immediate confirmation email and registration number. Print and keep your email confirmation somewhere safe; you will need it to make any updates or changes to your registration.
  • TAKE the HSPT. Students should bring a copy of their registration number with them on the day of the test.

Test Dates and Locations

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
11/20/2021 Academy of the Sacred Heart 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Austin Catholic High School 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Bishop Foley High School 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Brother Rice High School 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Cabrini High School 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 De La Salle Collegiate 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Detroit Catholic Central High School 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Detroit Cristo Rey High School 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Divine Child High School 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Everest Collegiate High School 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Father Gabriel Richard HS (Ann Arbor) 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Gabriel Richard Catholic HS (Riverview) 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Marian High School 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Mercy High School 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Notre Dame Preparatory 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Regina High School 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 Shrine High School 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 St Catherine Of Siena Academy 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 St Mary Catholic Central High School (Monroe) 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
11/20/2021 University Of Detroit Jesuit 09/15/2021 11/18/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Austin Catholic High School 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Bishop Foley High School 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Brother Rice High School 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Cabrini High School 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 De La Salle Collegiate 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Detroit Catholic Central High School 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Detroit Cristo Rey High School 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Divine Child High School 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Everest Collegiate High School 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Father Gabriel Richard HS (Ann Arbor) 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Gabriel Richard Catholic HS (Riverview) 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Marian High School 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Mercy High School 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Notre Dame Preparatory 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Regina High School 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 Shrine High School 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 St Catherine Of Siena Academy 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 St Mary Catholic Central High School (Monroe) 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details
12/04/2021 University Of Detroit Jesuit 09/15/2021 12/02/2021 Details