Freshman Placement Exam & Test Prep Courses

Test Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021 
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Santa Margarita Catholic High School offers the Freshman High School Placement Test (HSPT). All 8th grade students that have a submitted 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. All applications must be made by January 29, 2021. To review your application status, click here. 

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

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. Location of the course is set to be on the SMCHS campus until further notice.

Below are the available days:

Saturday 1/9/2021      9:00 am - Noon
Sunday 1/10/2021       Noon to 3:00 pm
Saturday 1/16/2021    9:00 am to Noon
Sunday 1/17/2021       Noon to 3:00 pm
Saturday 1/23/2021    9:00 am to Noon
Sunday 1/24/2021       Noon to 3:00 pm

To register, please click here.