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The Jesuit High School in Cincinnati

Entrance Exam

Entrance Exam - Class of 2022

Registration is now open through the St. Xavier Student Application Portal. Click here to register only for the HSPT exam and finish your application at a later time.

All students interested in applying to St. Xavier are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at St. X or an alternative approved testing site.

The HSPT will be administered at St. Xavier High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. for a one-time fee of $30. At the time of the test you will be asked to indicate your top three high school choices to have your scores sent at no additional charge.

If you have questions about registering, please contact the Office of Enrollment at (513) 618-3258.


St. Xavier High School recognizes that some students experience academic challenges due to a learning disability, attention problem, or other special learning difficulty. To be considered for accommodations on the St. Xavier High School entrance examination, please complete and return the Authorization for Release of Accommodation Information and any relevant academic or psychological documentation

Preparing for the Exam

To assist students in their preparation for the entrance examination, St. Xavier faculty members Paul Rieselman and Jim Telles will offer test prep workshops on October 28 and November 4 (with an inclement weather date scheduled for November 11).

To register for the prep courses

If you prefer to prepare independently, we recommend obtaining a copy of the Barron's COOP/HSPT (How to Prepare for Catholic High School Entrance Examinations).

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