Freshman Placement Exam & Test Prep Courses

Test Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

In order to maintain a proper student to proctor ratio, we are requesting that all 8th graders that have an application on file at Santa Margarita Catholic High School, sign up to take the High School Placement Test HSPT exam at our location. This will ensure that we have enough proctors to keep our class sizes manageable.

RSVP for the HSPT

There is no additional charge to take the HSPT as this is included in the $60 application fee that is submitted when you apply to the school. To review your application status, click here. 

This is the same test that other Orange County Catholic high 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 will be taking the HSPT at another location, please indicate this in the above survey. 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 a comprehensive course study guide. Location of the course is set to be on the SMCHS campus until further notice.

All sessions are the same, so students only need to sign up for one session. Please click on the date to sign up. 

Saturday, January 8, 2022, 9 am to 12 pm

Sunday, January 9, 2022, 12 pm to 3 pm

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 9 am to 12 pm

Sunday, January 16, 2022, 12 pm to 3 pm

Saturday, January 22, 2022, 9 am to 12 pm

Sunday, January 23, 2022, 12 pm to 3 pm