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Entrance Exam Information

Entrance Exam Information

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time: Exam begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Arrive by 8:00 a.m.

No Calculators allowed 

All test materials are provided

Refreshments available


About the Entrance Exam & Preparation

Benet Academy administers the HSPT (High School Placement Test) for the standardized entrance exam.  

The best preparation for the exam is the daily work and effort throughout the elementary and junior high years.  Benet Academy does not endorse or encourage test prep courses, however, as many inquiries are received about additional preparation, the following may serve helpful.

  • HSPT preparation comment from the test publisher
  • HSPT test prep tool - a Google search for HSPT test prep will help locate other resources.
  • General information about the battery 
  • Several publishing companies offer review materials and practice tests for the STS High School Entrance Exam. These can be purchased at most area bookstores and include test-taking tips, like doing your best in your 8th grade classes, getting a good night's sleep and eating breakfast.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Should I pre-register for the entrance exam?  Is there a fee for the entrance exam?
A: You must complete an Application for Freshman Admission and submit all required materials before sitting for the entrance exam. There is a $50 fee for the testing materials. Find out more about  Freshman Admission Registration here.

Q: Several schools are testing on the same day.  Does it matter if I take the entrance exam at Benet?
A: Benet Academy considers only those students who tested at Benet. 

Q: When is the deadline to complete the application?
A: Benet Academy requests registration prior to the test day.  After that, please call 630-719-2782

Q: After I register and pay for the entrance exam, do I need to do anything else to apply to Benet?

After you register for the entrance exam, additional documentation is required to complete the process. 

1. A photocopy of your child's grade report cards from this year and the previous year.

2. A photocopy of your child's most recent standardized test results.

3. Your child's optional essay. This essay is truly optional.  The optional essay may be handwritten or typed and should be two paragraphs in length. 

Essay Choice #1: Describe an activity, interest or hobby that has been most meaningful to you.   Essay Choice #2:  Why do you want to attend Benet Academy?

The registration process will be considered incomplete until all required documentation has been submitted to the Benet Admissions Department prior to taking the entrance exam.  For your convenience, you may mail, email or fax the additional documentation.

Mail:  Benet Academy, Admissions Department, 2200 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532

Email: Molly Bush, Admissions Secretary,  

Fax: Molly Bush, Admissions Secretary, 630-719-2849

Q: What time should I arrive? What should I wear?  Where do I go?
A: Plan on arriving at Benet by 8:00 a.m. if you are registered for the exam (7:45 a.m. if not). Students can be dropped off most easily at the St.. Ronald Gym Entrance on the West side of campus. Benet students will be available to help traffic flow and to direct parents and students to Alumni Gym. From there students will be escorted to their assigned rooms for the test.  Students should dress comfortably as the test is several hours long.  A break will be provided. 

Q: What should I bring or not bring?
A: Students should not bring a calculator. The use of calculators and dictionaries is prohibited.  Pencil and paper will be provided. 

Q: How many are accepted? What's the cutoff?  When will I find out how I scored?
A: Please visit the admissions information page for more information.





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