The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is the standardized test used in the admission process by all of the Catholic high schools in Indianapolis.

Taking the High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a required step in the application process in order to be considered for admission to Brebeuf Jesuit.

The Brebeuf Jesuit Admissions Committee reviews a portfolio of application materials for every applicant, and the High School Placement Test (HSPT) score report is considered as a part of a holistic application review. To qualify for admission to Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, applicants must earn a national percentile composite score of 60 or higher or a total CSQ score of 100 or higher. 

Available Testing Dates

In light of the Marion County Public Health Department’s mandate for in-person schools, we are in the process of altering our plans to host the December 12, 2020, High School Placement Test on the Brebeuf Jesuit campus. Registered testers are being contacted now about testing alternatives, and we will open up any remaining alternative testing appointments on Monday, November 30, 2020. Applicants who are applying for the Regular Admissions deadline, which is Monday, December 7, 2020, will have the opportunity to take the High School Placement Test on campus.  Contact Colleen Cannon, Director of Admissions, with any questions at ccannon@brebeuf.org, and more information about the next available testing appointments will be posted here on Monday, November 30, 2020.

Early Admission Applicants

Early Admission is offered by Brebeuf Jesuit to current 8th grade students who apply by the Early Admission Deadline, October 5, 2020. Students interested in Early Admission should take the HSPT and submit the scores before the October 5, 2020 deadline. Admission decisions will be sent out by the Thanksgiving holiday.

Regular Admission Applicants

Regular Admission is offered by Brebeuf Jesuit to current 8th grade students who apply by the Regular Admission Deadline, December 7, 2020.

Students interested in Regular Admission should take the HSPT and submit the scores before the December 7, 2020 deadline. Additionally, students who take the HSPT on the Brebeuf campus on Saturday, December 12, 2020, will be able to use their scores to meet the Regular Admission Deadline. Admission decisions will be sent out by the end of January 2021.

Please note: If you have taken the HSPT at another institution, please request your scores to be sent to Brebeuf Jesuit at admissions@brebeuf.org.

COVID-19 Update

Brebeuf Jesuit is actively planning for the possibility of both in-person and virtual visits throughout the 2020-2021 school year. Brebeuf administrators will follow the guidance of the CDC, Governor Holcomb, and the Brebeuf Medical Task Force when determining whether opportunities will be offered on the Brebeuf campus or virtually. We will share updates with registered guests about the format of the visit.

Available HSPT Dates at Brebeuf Jesuit

  • Saturday, September 19, 2020
  • Saturday, November 14, 2020 (Full)
  • December testing dates forthcoming

Testing Day Logistics

Drop-Off and Registration:
Parents may drop off testers at the Gym Lobby Entrance, Door 2, to check in. Testers may check in at 8:45 a.m., and they will take the test from 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Extended-time testers will finish by 1:30 p.m. Students who qualify for testing accommodations should provide accommodation documentation two weeks before the test.

Students are encouraged to bring a drink, #2 pencils, and a sweatshirt. Calculators are not permitted, and electronics will be submitted to proctors prior to the start of the test.

Due to our COVID-19 Safety Plan, we are unable to offer a Parent Meet and Greet Coffee for parent visitors at this time.

Pick-Up Procedures:
When testers are finished, parents may pick them up outside of the Gym Lobby Entrance, Door 2.

Test Results and Questions:
Prior to the testing date, registered testers will receive a confirmation email that includes directions and details for drop off and pick up, screening procedures, and mask protocols.  HSPT results will be mailed directly to parents two weeks after the exam. If you have any additional questions, need to submit testing accommodations, or need to cancel your testing reservation, please contact Brebeuf Admissions at 317.524.7190 or admissions@brebeuf.org.


If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Cannon at ccannon@brebeuf.org.