Incoming freshman students interested in attending Covington Catholic High School must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). A $20.00 fee must be paid at time of registration to be complete. Test information will be mailed in mid November for check payment or you may register online after mid-November for credit card payment.
If you do not take the test on the Diocesan-wide testing date in December, you may still take the exam at Covington Catholic on a makeup date. Please contact the Admissions Director, Tony Barczak at (859) 448-2247 to schedule your testing date.
If a student has taken the HSPT at a different school but wishes for a copy of the results to be sent to Covington Catholic, he must indicate CCH # 36475 on the testing form. Mr. Barczak can assist you with getting this information from another school as well.
For a student to be eligible for merit scholarships, he must take take the exam at CCH in December to qualify.
Although not necessary, students that wish to prepare for the placement test may be interested in obtaining a copy of the Kaplan or Barron's COOP/HSPT (How to Prepare for Catholic High School Entrance Examinations). These can be found through the school's link to amazon.com (type in HSPT in search bar) or by clicking on the link above.
Mid-November: Registration opens for the HSPT
Early December (Saturday): HSPT is conducted at CovCath
Early January: HSPT Results Meeting (Individual test results provided to all students, Merit Scholarships announced; Admission process discussed)
Information regarding curriculum, recommended course placement and the course selection sheet will be mailed in early February.
Tuition assistance application information and scholarship application information available here (see below).
Establish FACTS account (creating both a user name & password AND choosing a payment plan). The $200 Registration Fee will be collected through FACTS in mid-March. You do not need to mail in the Registration Fee.
Admitted students must pay the $200 registration fee by the registration deadline to ensure enrollment for the upcoming school year. Covington Catholic cannot guarantee a place for admitted students who do not pay the registration fee by this date.