A High School Placement Test (HSPT®) is required for all students applying to 9th and 10th grade. The Diocese of Oakland will administer the HSPT at each of the nine East Bay Catholic high schools, including at O’Dowd, on January 20, 2018. All students are encouraged to register for the HSPT test online. Online registration will open in September and close on January 10, 2018. Parents will receive a copy of their child’s Performance Profile or Student Score Report via email directly from Scholastic Testing Service the afternoon of March 16, 2018.
Location of testing does not impact the admissions decision but we require students to take the HSPT at one of the schools they intend to apply to.
For the Admissions calendar, including all HSPT related dates such as practice tests and prep workshop dates, please review the Admissions calendar.
For Frequently Asked Questions about the HSPT at O’Dowd, please visit Forms and Downloads and use the “Sort by type” for Admissions documents »