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 will administer the HSPT Entrance Exam on Saturday, December, 3, 2022.
Eighth grade students may only take the entrance exam at one Catholic high school and must test with Saint Ignatius to be considered in our admission process. Saint Ignatius College Prep utilizes the HSPT (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 3, 2022, and is due December 14, 2022..
Application for transfer becomes available each March 1, 2023 and is due May 12, 2023.