Class of 2025 Entrance Exam - December 5, 2020
Application for Admission Due - December 16, 2020
Admissions Decision Notification - by February 1, 2021
Tuition Assistance Deadline - February 8, 2021
Tuition Assistance Notification - March 2, 2021
Enrollment Deadline - March 9, 2021
Freshman Family Meetings - March 16 and March 23, 2021
Class of 2025 Placement Exams - March 27, 2021
Please note, dates are subject to change pending COVID-related circumstances as the academic year moves forward.
Application to Saint Ignatius College Prep begins with the entrance exam, held on the first Saturday of December each year. Per the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools, Catholic high schools plan to administer the entrance exam on Saturday, December, 5, 2020, while monitoring health conditions over the course of the fall semester.
Eighth grade students may only take an entrance exam at one Catholic high school and must test with Saint Ignatius to be considered in our admission process. Saint Ignatius utilizes the STS High School Placement Test. The HSPT has five sections: verbal, quantitative, reading, math and language (English). A brief student writing prompt is administered following the entrance exam. There is no application required in advance of the entrance exam.
Registration for the entrance exam opens on Friday, November 20, 2020, and closes at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020. Any adjustment to plans for the administration of the entrance exam will be posted should conditions change in the months ahead.
Application for Incoming Freshmen
The second step in applying to Saint Ignatius College Prep is the completion of an application, accessible online to all students who took the entrance exam with Saint Ignatius beginning the date of the entrance exam. Application account credentials are issued to students following the entrance exam. The application, including all required checklist items, is due December 16, 2020.