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Entrance Exam

Our High School Placement Test will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2024. Detailed testing instructions will be sent to registered applicants in early January.

Check In High School Placement Test Extended Time High School Placement Test*
8:45-9 am 9 am - noon 8 am - 1 pm

* Extended Time is for students with qualified diagnosed learning differences. All qualified students will receive time and a half. 


The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is required for all 9th-grade applicants. The Diocese of Oakland will administer the test through each East Bay Catholic High School on Saturday, January 20, 2024. Applicants must have an application on file at De La Salle to take the test through De La Salle.

Registration for the HSPT is through the Diocese of Oakland Scholastic Testing Service website and is now open. Registration closes on January 12, 2024.

If you are planning to take the exam at a different school, please notify the admissions team by Friday, December 8, 2023.

Day of the Exam:

Students will be asked to check in at 8:45 am. The exam will begin at 9 am and will run approximately 3 hours. Extended Time students will check in at 8:15 am, and their exam will run approximately 4.5 hours. 


Parents will receive a copy of their child's Performance Profile/Student Score Report via email on March 15, 2024, after notification letters have been sent. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.

HSPT Prep & Practice

For 8th Graders

Carondelet High School is working with Beyond Education Consulting (BEEC) to host an HSPT Prep Course on Saturday, December 9 from 9 am to 12 pm. This 3-hour workshop will focus on HSPT tips and test-taking strategies and is open to any prospective De La Salle freshmen student. An online practice exam will also be available to registered participants and is included in the fee.

A light snack will be included. Students should bring a device (laptop or iPad preferred), note-taking materials, and a refillable water bottle. 

Registration will open Friday, October 13.

For 7th Graders

Carondelet High School will host a practice HSPT for 7th grade students in May, 2024. The three-hour HSPT practice exam helps students familiarize themselves with the test and gives insight into current areas of strength and growth opportunities. The HSPT practice exam is available to prospective De La Salle students and costs $50.

Registration will open in Spring 2024