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Writing Assessment

For applicants to the 2021-2022 school year, St. Mary's will not require the High School Placement Test (HSPT) for an admissions application. In these uncertain times we feel flexibility, and reduction of stress and expense for families going through the admissions process to be important.

St. Mary's will require a 15-minute writing assessment, proctored online. This unscored writing sample provides the admission committee with a feel for prospective student written communication skills and overall thought organization.

Writing samples can be shared with other area high schools. Likewise, if you have taken a writing assessment at one of the other Portland-area Catholic high schools, you may request to share it with St. Mary's to fulfill this requirement.

St. Mary's will offer the writing assessment on the following dates:

Tuesday, December 8 | 4:00pm
Wednesday, December 16 | 4:00pm

Register for the Writing Assessment

Make-up Dates: Please contact the Admissions office for alternate testing date options.