HSPT Preparation

A free service available to all

The High School Placement Test (HSPT), created by Scholastic Testing Service (STS), is a comprehensive placement test for eighth graders which high schools use to assist with their ninth grade admission process.

Although we can't speculate as to how other high school use HSPT scores, Bellarmine uses them as one of several factors in evaluating a student's application for admission.

Members of the Bellarmine College Preparatory faculty developed this beta version of a free online test prep course as an alternative to costly HSPT preparation classes. 

Getting Started

Setting Up a Canvas Account

  • Click the Enroll Now - Free HSPT Prep button in the right-hand column of this page to begin.

  • Provide your email address and specify that you are a new user.

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  • Provide your full name.

  • Read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and click the checkbox to acknowledge your agreement to them.

  • Click the Enroll in Course button at the bottom of the screen.

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  • You will receive an email, to the email address you specified initially, to confirm and complete your registration. Look for the Click here to finish the registration process link in the bottom left of the confirmation email, and create a password for your account.


Your Initial Canvas Visit

  • Click on the Enroll in Course button ...

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  • and then the Go to Course button ...

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  • to arrive at the landing page for the course.

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Returning to Canvas

  • Once you have enrolled in the course, you can access it directly at https://canvas.instructure.com/, entering your login information and clicking on Courses at the top of the page.



This Free HSPT Prep Course is a teaching and test preparation service only. A student need not be a Bellarmine College Prep applicant to use it; it is available to both boys and girls applying to any high school which utilizes the HSPT.

It should be noted that there are several factors that play a role in determining how well students will do on the HSPT. These factors include, but are not limited to: aptitude, previous test scores, experience, grade point average and attitude. We cannot, and do not, guarantee results, nor can we guarantee your admission into any high school.

Also, please know that if you are applying to Bellarmine, taking this course will not provide you with any advantage in the decision-making process, nor will you be penalized in the admissions process if you choose not to take the course.

Finally, this course is the first of its kind for us (a “beta version” if you will) so while we have worked hard to make sure it runs smoothly, we are providing the service on an “as-is” basis and make no warranties (express or implied) as to the suitability or usability of the service or its content.

That being said, we hope this tool will provide some benefit in helping you with the entrance exam part of the admissions process.


 Broken Links?

If you notice a broken link in Canvas (before we do), we would appreciate it if you dropped us an email so that we can fix it as quickly as possible.  Email hsptsupport@bcp.org.