High School Placement Test

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All applicants to the ninth grade are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) which covers English, math, reading and a timed writing sample. You will need to set up an online account to register for the exam. Please check in for the test in the Connelly Campus Center.

2017 - 2018 Test Dates

Friday, December 8, 2017  3:30-6:45 p.m.

Saturday, December 9, 2017  10:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Friday, January 19, 2018  3:30-6:45 p.m.

Saturday, January 20, 2018  10:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Learning Differences

Students with documented learning differences may arrange for extended test time by providing a copy of their current documentation to Bellarmine (Attention: Kelly Goodsell) no later than one week prior to their registered test date. Students will be expected to begin testing during the Friday test period and return Saturday to complete the test. Readers will not be provided and students must finish by the end of the testing period on Saturday.

Registration Info

Register for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) through your online account. There is a $30.00 test fee that can be paid by credit card. Test takers should arrive 15 minutes early and bring several #2 pencils.

Other Resources


See the link below for more information about the High School Placement Test:

Scholastic Testing Service: Understanding the HSPT


Prospective Parent Information Session and Social

We will be hosting a Prospective Parent Information Session and Social for parents/guardians during the first hour of the HSPT in the Connelly Campus Center. Refreshments and resources will be available. Some of the topics that will be covered are academic programs and placement, the philosophy of a Jesuit education, and our admissions process and tuition assistance program.



More Information


For more information on admissions, contact Cari Harrison at 253-879-9771 or harrisonc@bellarmineprep.org.