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Placement Test (HSPT)


Seattle Prep’s primary use for High School Placement Test scores is to help with class placement for accepted students. While Prep also uses these scores for admissions, they represent a small piece within a multi-layered, holistic review of every application.

Prep is aware that some tutoring services advertise HSPT preparation as a paid service. We suggest that you save your money. There is no need to prepare for the HSPT. By virtue of being an 8th grade student, applicants for freshman year have already prepared for the exam. 

Students can take the HSPT at Prep on Saturday December 2, 2023 or Sunday, December 3, 2023. Applicants may take the exam at Seattle Prep or at other sites throughout the Puget Sound area. All testing must take place before January 4, and it is strongly recommended that students test before the end of December to ensure that results will arrive at Prep before the application deadline.

The online HSPT registration deadline for testing at Prep is November 27 at 8:00AM. The online HSPT registration with accommodations deadline at Prep is November 14


THE HSPT TEST