See Yourself at DePaul Prep

Take the Entrance Exam at DePaul Prep
Make-up Test Date:   Saturday, December 11th @ 8 AM

The entrance exam will be held in-person.

No remote/online option will be available.


DePaul College Prep
3300 N Campbell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Take the Entrance Exam at DePaul College Prep!
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 at DePaul College Prep. Please note that only students who take the High School Placement Test 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 on Saturday, November 13th at 8 AM
there will be a $25 registration fee payable online at the time of registration

Please find the form to register below.

Registration closes on friday, december 10th at 12 pM


Students with learning plans must submit their 504/IEP by Wednesday, December 8th in order to receive accommodations on the day of the Entrance Exam.
Please email your plans to our Learning Specialist Team:

Families will be notified by December 9th of approved accommodations, if submitted by 12/8.

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.
  • Writing Sample Essay
Arrival Procedure:
  • Check–In begins at 7:15 AM, and students are to be seated by 8 AM for testing instructions to begin. 
  • Students must wear a mask for the entirety of the check in process and testing.
What to Bring:
  • Two Number 2 pencils with erasers
  • 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 12/8 to in order to receive testing accommodations. 
    • Families will be notified by December 9th of approved accommodations, if submitted by 12/8.
  • 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 need to reschedule due to circumstances beyond your control such as quarantine or a positive COVID test, will be able to take the make-up test  on 12/11. This is for your safety and the safety of others. It will not affect your test score or your admissions status. We will not be offering the entrance exam after this date. 

The Application for Admission will open Saturday, December 4th @ 8 AM on our APPLY NOW PAGE

Application for Admission will be due by Friday, December 17th, 2021. Applications received after December 17th will not be reviewed in the first round of decisions. First round decisions will be sent beginning of February.

Questions regarding the entrance exam or visiting DePaul College Prep?

Contact our Admissions Team:

Our Team

Mr. Thomas Kleinschmidt

Mr. Thomas Kleinschmidt

Class of 1991
Director of Admissions, Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
Ms. Molly Oliver

Ms. Molly Oliver

Admissions Counselor, Head Varsity Girls Cross Country Coach
Nick Bizzieri

Nick Bizzieri

Caitlin Riley

Caitlin Riley

Admissions Counselor