Freshman Placement Exam & Test Prep Courses

The HSPT placement test for incoming freshmen will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please complete your school application before the HSPT exams as you will be selecting your HSPT test date when you fill out your application.

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 is testing at another school 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.

HSPT Review Course

Sign up now for a High School Placement Test (HSPT) Review Course which will take place at Santa Margarita Catholic High School. The one-day course will review English and Math components of the exam, as well as provide students with a better understanding of the following:

  • How to approach a standardized test
  • How to work through a question most logically
  • How to avoid being sidetracked by trick questions
  • Review of basic concepts and principles

Cost to Attend: $80 per session

* Please bring a pen and/or a pencil; all other materials will be provided.

HSPT Review Course Dates (select one)

Session Date Time Registration
Session A Saturday,
January 6, 2024
9am - 12pm Register here
Session B Sunday,
January 7, 2024
12pm - 3pm Register here
Session C Saturday,
January 13, 2024
9am - 12pm Register here
Session D Sunday,
January 14, 2024
12pm - 3pm Register here
Session E Saturday,
January 27, 2024
9am - 12pm Register here
Session F Sunday,
January 28, 2024
12pm - 3pm Register here