Application to Saint Ignatius College Prep for incoming freshmen 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, 4, 2021, 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. Following the entrance exam, students must complete our online application, which becomes accessible to all applicants on December 4, 2021, and is due December 15, 2021.
Application for transfer becomes available each January and is due June 1 of each year.