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Take the Entrance Exam at DePaul Prep
In Person or Online
 
First Test Date:   Saturday, December 5th
Second Test Date:   Saturday, December 12th
Third Test Date:   Saturday, January 9, 2021
 
 
DePaul College Prep
3300 N Campbell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
 

Take the Entrance Exam at DePaul College Prep -- in person or online!
Pre-registration is required.

Students who intend to apply and attend DePaul Prep are strongly encouraged to register and take take the Catholic High School Entrance Exam in person or online with us. Please note that only students who take the High School Placement Test in person or online at DePaul Prep will be eligible for DePaul Prep Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Students may only take the entrance exam once and with only one Catholic High School.  Any violations of this policy will result in a denial of a student’s application for admission to DePaul College Prep.

Registration opens here on Friday, November 13th at 8 AM
there will be a $25 registration fee payable online at the time of registration
 

Students with learning plans must submit their 504/IEP by Monday, November 23rd in order to receive accommodations on the day of the Entrance Exam.
Please email your plans to our Learning Specialist, Ms. Elizabeth Underwood: eunderwood@depaulprep.org
 


About the Entrance Exam

DePaul Prep is pleased to offer the High School Entrance Exam to your student. Please read this information carefully to ensure you are informed about what is required of students and parents for each exam format. 

Entrance Exam Test Components

The DePaul College Prep entrance exam is the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The HSPT has five sections: verbal, quantitative, reading, math, and language (English). 

  • Cognitive, which has 2 parts: VERBAL (analogies, synonyms, antonyms, logic) and QUANTITATIVE (reasoning, comparison and sequences).
  • Basic, which has 3 parts: READING (comprehension, vocabulary), LANGUAGE (punctuation, spelling, capitalization) and MATH.

Each test date will offer a different edition of the HSPT test.

 

Details for IN-PERSON TESTING
Arrival Procedure:
  • Check–In begins at 7:15 AM, and students are to be seated by 8 AM for testing instructions to begin. 
  • Students will be temperature checked and asked to hand sanitize.
  • Students must wear a mask for the entirety of the check in process and testing.
  • No Walk-Ins will be admitted to the test.
What to Bring:
  • Two Number 2 pencils with erasers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clear water bottles allowed 
  • A Mask
  • No food, calculators* or language translators (*calculators are only allowed with qualifying learning plans)
For Students with Learning Plans:
  • Accommodations: Learning Plans must be submitted by 11/23 to eunderwood@depaulprep.org in order to receive testing accommodations. 
  • Accommodations requested can include: 
    • Extended time (+50%)
    • Marking answers on test booklet (not on scantron)
    • Calculator use
  • All requests must have prior approval by our learning support team, who will communicate the approved accommodations via email prior to the exam date.

NOTE:  Students who have selected the in-person option, and need to switch to the remote option due to circumstances beyond your control such as quarantine or a positive COVID test, will be rescheduled for the online test option on the next scheduled test date. This is for your safety and the safety of others. It will not affect your test score or your admissions status.

Details for REMOTE/ONLINE TESTING

Below is a preview of the steps students and parents should take to prepare for the online test. Please ensure you are on time and have all of the necessary information for the test.

Before the Test: 
  • All students and parents should plan to participate in a Zoom Online Entrance Exam Informational Session. This session will be held on Thursday, 12/3 @ 6PM via zoom. Link to zoom will be emailed and can also be found here.
  • The Online Entrance Exam will be hosted on the STS Testing website, and securely proctored via Zoom by a DePaul Prep staff member. 
  •  DePaul Prep will send the student the following information to the email address used at registration:
    • Test Code, unique Student ID, and Password from STS Testing website
    • Zoom link for the day-of Virtual Testing Room
    • PLEASE KEEP THIS EMAIL. You will need this information for the day of the test.
On Test Day:
  • Students will open the STS Testing website, which opens at 8 AM
  • Have your Test Code, unique Student ID, and Password ready
  • Students will enter the Virtual Testing Room via Zoom by 7:45 AM
  • Please ensure that:
    • Computer camera is ON for the entire test
    • Microphone muted during the duration of the Online Entrance Exam.
    • You have a strong internet connection in a quiet place
    • No calculators* or language translators (*calculators are allowed with qualifying learning plans)
for students with learning plans:
  • Accommodations: Learning Plans must be submitted by 11/23 to eunderwood@depaulprep.org in order to receive testing accommodations.
  • Accommodations requested can include: 
    • Extended time (+50%)
    • Calculator use
  • All requests must have prior approval by our learning support team, who will communicate the approved accommodations via email prior to the exam date.

HSPT Online Test Parent Meeting: How-To Guide

recorded 12/3/20

APPLY TO DEPAUL PREP!
A completed application must also be submitted after a student takes the Entrance Exam. Applications for DePaul Prep Class of 2025 will be live at 8 AM on December 5th.

Learn more about the Admissions Application and necessary supporting documents.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
95th - 99th percentile: $30,000 ($7,500/year)
90th - 94th percentile: $20,000 ($5,000/year)
80th - 89th percentile: $8,000 ($2,000/year)

Students must register with DePaul College Prep and take  the entrance exam in person or online with us in order to be eligible for an Academic Scholarship.
Incoming students who take the Entrance Exam in person or online with us and achieve a high score are eligible to receive an academic scholarship.
In the 2020-21 school year, over $200,000 in academic scholarships were awarded by DePaul Prep to high-scoring tester takers.

Students must meet eligibility criteria to receive their academic scholarships annually.

DePaul Prep Academic Scholarships are awarded in addition to scholarships and aid provided by external scholarship organizations.

Questions regarding the entrance exam or visiting DePaul College Prep?

Contact:
Mr. Tom Kleinschmidt
Director of Admissions
(773) 423-5037

tklein@depaulprep.org