High School Placement Test & Prep Class Opportunities

The Scholastic Testing Service (STS) – High School Placement Test (HSPT) measures a student’s ability in cognitive and basic skill areas and can be administered in a relatively limited amount of time. Since the entire battery is standardized the end results are directly comparable for all test areas and can be related to the level of the students at the time of entering high school.

High School Placement Test Dates & Costs:

Brother Rice has scheduled HSPT make-up exam dates for students who were not able to take the HSPT on one of the four official HSPT dates. 

Monday, March 13, 2017 (8:30am-12:00noon) $40

Monday, March 27, 2017 (8:30am-12:00noon) $40

Monday, April 10, 2017 (8:30am-12:00noon) $40

Monday, May 15, 2017 (8:30am-12:00noon) $40

Monday, June 5, 2017 (8:30am-12:00noon) $40

Monday, June 26, 2017 (8:30am-12:00noon) $40

Please contact the Admissions Office to make arrangements. admissions@brrice.edu or 248-833-2020

  • Saturday, November 19, 2016 (8 am to 11am) $40 *Register for this date to be eligible for scholarship opportunities!
  • Saturday, December 3, 2016 (8 am to 11am) $40 *Register for this date to be eligible for scholarship opportunities!
  • Saturday, February 4, 2017 (8 am to 11am) $40
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017 (8 am to 11 am) $40

Register For The HSPT Today!

High School Placement Test Prep Class Dates:

Brother Rice offers a series of optional prep classes for the HSPT. These allow prospective students the best opportunity to succeed on the placement test and prepare to attend Brother Rice. Pick one of the prep classes and/or take the practice test with tutoring:

All prep opportunities are sold out!


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Register Today For Any HSPT Prep Opportunities Listed Above!


Cognitive Skills


60 questions assessing a variety of skills, including verbal analogy, verbal classification, logical reasoning, and the recognition and usage of synonyms and antonyms. (Verbal Ability Score)


52 questions on number and letter series, picture analogy, and picture classification. (Quantitative Ability Score)

Basic Skills


62 questions testing major comprehension skills including: ability to remember important ideas and significant details, recognizing central thought or purpose, making logical inferences, and understanding vocabulary in context. (Reading Score)


64 questions evaluating computation, problem-solving skills, knowledge of important concepts, and ability to reason. (Mathematics Score)


60 questions testing skills in grammar, spelling, syllabication, style, usage, and diction. (Language Score)


30 questions testing basic science knowledge learned through the 7th grade.

If you have any questions, contact the Admissions Office at 248-833-2020 or admissions@brrice.edu.