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Class of 2027 Entrance Exam

Thank you for visiting our Class of 2027 informational page. Whether this is your first time navigating through the high school admissions process or you’ve had experience in the past, we hope this page provides insightful information as you prepare for the next steps in your son’s educational journey. 

The first required step in Mount Carmel's admissions process is taking our entrance exam. This year’s exam will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 8 A.M. and is only open to current 8th-grade students. All Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago will administer the entrance exam on this date. Students can take the exam at only one Catholic high school.

Online pre-registration for our entrance exam will begin on Saturday, November 12, 2022. The testing fee is $25 and will be paid online before submitting the completed registration form.

Although we highly encourage students to register in advance, walk-in registration will be accepted on the day of the exam. Computers will be available onsite to register.

About the High School Placement Test

All Archdiocese of Chicago high schools administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The HSPT consists of five sections: verbal, quantitative, reading, math and language (English). Study guides and practice exams are available online and at local bookstores.

If you have any questions about our Entrance Exam, please contact Mr. Jeff Stur, Director of Enrollment Marketing and Management, at jstur@mchs.org or 773-359-0461.

Exam Accomodations

If your son has the following:
  • Most recent IEP, 504 Plan or ICEP
  • Neuro-Psych educational evaluation dated within the last three years
Please email a copy of it to mcdermott-doyle@mchs.org by Tuesday, November 29. 

This information will be beneficial to our Admissions Department to ensure your son has the proper accommodations for the exam.

Test Tips

Below are some helpful tips to keep in mind on the day of our entrance exam:
  • The exam will begin promptly at 8 a.m. - please do your best to arrive by 7:45 a.m. to ensure we start testing on time. 
  • Test takers will enter through our main gates and be directed inside to our designated check-in table. 
  • Only students taking the exam will be allowed inside.
  • Students will be assigned a designated classroom where they will complete the entrance exam with other test takers.
  • Bathroom breaks will occur throughout the exam.
  • Test takers will be dismissed once the last section of the exam is completed.   
  • Pre-packaged snacks and drinks will be provided to all test takers.
  • Students are to bring two # 2 pencils. 

Admissions Staff

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Jeff Stur

    Mr. Jeff Stur 

    Director of Enrollment Marketing and Management
    (773) 359-0461
  • Photo of Phil Segroves

    Mr. Phil Segroves 

    Director of Student Enrollment, Head Varsity Basketball Coach
    (773) 359-0481
  • Photo of Jennifer Auguste

    Mrs Jennifer Auguste 

    Assistant Admissions Director
    (773) 359-0516


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