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Entrance Exam for Class of 2028

Saturday, December 2, 2023
8:00 a.m.

The Loyola Academy entrance exam is the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The HSPT has five sections: verbal, quantitative, reading, math, and language (English). 

The exam is only open to current eighth grade students. Students must take the Loyola Academy Entrance Exam to be considered for admission to Loyola or eligible for financial aid at Loyola. Students may only test at one Catholic high school.

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  • Makeup Exam

    The Loyola Academy entrance exam alternate date for 8th graders is Wednesday, December 6, at 4:00 p.m. The alternate exam date is only for 8th graders who did not take the HSPT at another Catholic high school on December 2. Students must arrive by 4:00 p.m. and enter through the main entrance (door #1). Students should bring a $25 exam fee (cash or check payable to Loyola Academy). The test will conclude around 7:30 p.m. Students may bring water and snacks. Application materials will be distributed to the student at the conclusion of the exam.

    Please email to register for the exam.
  • Exam Day Information

    • The exam will take place at Loyola Academy, 1100 Laramie Avenue, in Wilmette. Please enter through the Piazza entrance.
    • The exam begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2. Students should allow extra time for traffic and for getting to the testing room.
    • All students should report to the East Gym to receive their testing classroom assignment.
    • Students must bring two #2 pencils. Calculators and language translators are not permitted.
    • All application materials, including financial aid information, will be distributed to students on December 2. Please note, students must test at Loyola Academy on December 2 to be considered for admission to Loyola or eligible for financial aid.
    • Students will not have access to vending machines during the exam, but may bring their own snacks and water bottles.
    • The exam ends at approximately 11:30 a.m.
  • Registration and Fees

    • Online pre-registration for the exam will be available Saturday, November 11, and will conclude on Thursday, November 30.
    • Walk-in registration will also be accepted on exam day, December 2.
    • The testing fee is $25 and will be collected at the time of registration. If not registering online, students must bring the testing fee with them on the day of the exam. Cash or check, made payable to Loyola Academy, will be accepted.
  • Testing Accommodations for HSPT

    Loyola Academy offers limited testing accommodations on the entrance exam. If a student is seeking extended time or other testing accommodations, the following documents must be submitted to by Friday, November 17, 2023:

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Nick Bridich

    Mr. Nick Bridich 

    Director of Admissions
    (847) 920-2483
  • Photo of Lynn Gorman

    Mrs. Lynn Gorman 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    (847) 920-2481
  • Photo of Ramar Evans

    Mr. Ramar Evans 17

    Admissions Recruiter
    (847) 920-2487
  • Photo of Manuela Sanchez

    Mrs. Manuela Sanchez 

    Admissions Recruiter
    847 929 2496

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