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The Archdiocese of Cincinnati requires all 8th grade applicants to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT).  

Students may take the HSPT at any high school and designate 3 schools to which to send their scores. McNicholas High School is a testing site. 

HSPT Registration

Registration for the HSPT closes November 16, 2022. Students sign-up through the Archdiocese registration portal:  

Students with accommodations will need to indicate a request for accommodations on the registration site, complete a separate form detailing accommodations requests, and forward accommodation plans to the school in which he/she chooses to take the test.  


HSPT Test Prep

Crescendo Cincinnati is offering practice tests and a test prep course at McNicholas to help students prepare for the HSPT.  

Learn more and register

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