JavaScript Disabled. For a better experience on this website please enable JavaScript in your browser.

Entrance Exam

All 8th grade students interested in enrolling at McNicholas are required to take the High School Placement Test.  

Testing location: McNicholas High School, 6536 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

Official Exam Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (Eligible for merit scholarships)

Cost: $30 

The new Archdiocesan High School Entrance and Placement Test (AHSEPT) will be administered for the first time in November 2020, in lieu of the former Scholastic HSPT.  This test is published by Riverside Insights, and will offer cognitive and academic components along with programmatic evaluations. It is fully aligned to the latest standards, and in particular the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Graded Courses of Study. We will provide more information later this summer about the format of the test.

Test Preparation: 
The AHSEPT is a brand new test that was created specifically for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. There are no “old” tests available to use as practice. Students who have taken IOWA tests will be very familiar with the format as Riverside Insights also creates the IOWA tests. We hope to offer a general test taking strategy course late this summer/early fall once schools are allowed to open.


Quick Links
Welcome! Please sign in:

Can't access your account?

Quick Links

Site Search