The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Purcell Marian High School on November 20, 2021.

Students are required to register for the HSPT by November 3rd. Late online registrations and/or walk-in registrations may be permitted; however, testing accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the Admission Office of your preferred testing site for more information on late registration.

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Instructions

  • REGISTER online for the HSPT below.
    • When completing the registration form, enter the student's full legal name, exactly as it appears on your high school application/s.
    • Pay the registration fee online via credit/debit card. Contact Admission Dirctor Dawn Ellington at 513.751.1230 x128 directly if you require an alternate payment option.
  • DESIGNATE the high school(s) you want to receive your test scores.
    • When registering, families may choose up to 3 high schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to receive their child’s test results.
    • Parents desiring that a 4th school receive test scores may make arrangements through the Catholic Schools Office (CSO). Click here for 4th Choice Form.
  • RECEIVE an immediate confirmation email and registration number from STS. Print and keep your email confirmation somewhere safe; you will need it to make any updates or changes to your registration.
  • TAKE the HSPT. Students should bring a copy of their registration number with them on the day of the test.
Payment Options
  • The cost of the test is $30. You will have the option to pay by credit/debit card at the end of this registration process. If you require an alternate payment option, please contact Admission Dirctor Dawn Ellington at 513.751.1230 x128.
    • (Note: All credit card funds received will be forwarded to Purcell Marian. Payment through this system does not constitute any client/customer relationship between the site vendor and the parent/guardian.)
Test Results
  • Parents will receive a copy of student test results from Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. via email on January 12th.
Whom to Contact
  • Questions? Please call Dawn Ellington at 513.751.1230 x128. or email her at dellington@purcellmarian.org
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I pay for testing?
  • The final step of the registration process is to choose your payment method. Your options are:
  • Pay online using a credit card. Accepted credit cards are American Express, VISA, and MasterCard. Contact Purcell Marian for alternate payment methods.
There was an error in processing my credit card payment online. Can I try paying online again?
  • If there was an error during processing, or if you card was declined, you may:
    • Pay online using another credit card. Click “Already Registered” at the top of the page. Under “Update Registration,” type the email address you entered during registration, and the registration number you received. Click “Login.” Click “Pay with Credit Card” at the bottom of the page.
    • Contact Purcell Marian for alternate payment methods.
How do I make changes to my registration?
  • You have until a week after your scheduled test date to make changes to your registration online.
  • To make changes, click “Already Registered” at the top of the page. Under “Update Registration,” type the email address you entered during registration, and the registration number you received. Click “Login” to access to your registration and make any changes.
Can I change my test date?
  • As of now, November 20 is the only test date
Can I cancel my registration?
  • Contact Purcell Marian at 513.751.1230 x128
I never received an email confirming my test registration. What should I do?
  • Click “Already Registered” at the top of the page to resend the confirmation email. Under “Resend Confirmation Email,” type the email address you entered during registration and click “Send Email.” Be sure to check your email SPAM or Junk folder.
  • If you still do not receive an email confirmation, call Purcell Marian. You should also confirm the email address entered during registration, as this is where emailed test results will be sent.
When will I get my test results?
  • Parents will receive a copy of student test results from Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. via email on January 12th.
Can you send my test results to more than one email address?
  • Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. will send your test results to one address only – the email address specified during registration.
I never received a copy of my test results. What should I do?
  • You may contact Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. at stlouis@ststesting.com to request a copy of your test results. You will need to provide the following information in the email:
    • Student’s name
    • Student’s birth date
    • Address on the registration
    • Registration number
What do my scores mean?
  • Families of students testing in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will receive a Student Score Report sent directly to their email. To learn more about how the HSPT is scored and what your scores mean, visit http://ststesting.com/hspt.
  • Each school evaluates your scores in its own way. Criteria determined by one school to assist with academic decisions may not be the same for another school. If you have questions about how individual schools use your HSPT scores, please contact the school directly