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Freshman Placement Exam & Test Prep Courses

Test Date: Please check back for the 2021 test date

Santa Margarita Catholic High School offers the Freshman High School Placement Test (HSPT). All 8th grade students that have an application on file at SMCHS are automatically registered for the exam. If you have not yet submitted an application to the school, you may begin by clicking here. The $60 application fee is also required to be submitted prior to taking the placement test. To review your application status, click here. We will accept payment by check or cash on the morning of the test.

This is the same test that other Orange County Catholic schools administer, so students only need to test one time at one location, as we do share test scores among the other schools. If your student took the test at another location, or if you would like us to send your test scores to another school, please email Rhonda Ury at uryr@smhs.org.

If you have any questions, please call our Admissions Department at 949-766-6076.

Test Prep Courses

Please check back for upcoming prep course dates.

This 3 hour test prep session is designed for 8th grade students planning on taking the HSPT at any of the local Catholic high schools. All 5 sections on the HSPT, including the written essay, will be covered. Included in the $80 course fee, students will receive the comprehensive course study guide.