Seattle Prep uses the High School Placement Test (HSPT) results as one piece of a holistic review of each 9th grade application. The test results alone are not a primary determiner of acceptance. We strongly discourage families from paying for preparation courses or hiring tutors. Prep will offer the HSPT on Saturday December 7, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. and on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Ignatius Hall. Applicants may take the exam at other sites, however Seattle Prep requires students to write an essay when they sit for the HSPT at Prep. Students who take the HSPT elsewhere should check with that site to see if an essay is offered and if that essay can be sent to Prep.
All testing must take place before January 8, 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 preregistration deadline for testing at Prep is December 2. The online HSPT preregistration with accommodations deadline at Prep is November 12.