• ADMISSION TESTS

    Students should take either the High School Placement Test (HSPT) or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Non-native English speakers should take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). If the student submits results from both the HSPT and SSAT, the highest test score will be considered. Students do not need to take both exams. Villanova does not publish minimum score requirements for the SSAT and HSPT so as not to deter students from applying who may be otherwise highly recommended and qualified.

     

    High School Placement Test (HSPT)

    The HSPT is a timed test which includes questions to measure achievement levels in verbal skills, math, and language. This exam is hosted at Villanova in November and January. Merit Scholarships are rewarded to students who score in the top 3 percentile nationwide on either of their first two attempts. The second attempt cannot take place within 60 days of the first attempt. Scroll down or click here to learn how to interpret your HSPT results.

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    Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)

    The SSAT is a multiple-choice aptitude test for students in grades 8-11. The test consists of verbal, quantitative (math) and reading comprehension sections. This exam is hosted at Villanova in December and at other high schools across the country throughout the year. Merit Scholarships are rewarded to students who score in the top 3 percentile nationwide on either of their first two attempts. The second attempt cannot take place within 60 days of the first attempt. For more information and to register for the SSAT, visit their website: www.ssat.org.
    SSAT school code: 7949

     

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    Non-native English speakers should take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). While we do offer an English Support with Immersion Program, we have the following minimum TOEFL requirements for admission:

    Grade 09 - 40
    Grade 10 - 50
    Grade 11 - 65


    The TOEFL comes in different versions: paper, computer, and internet. Students must submit scores for all four parts of language: listening, speaking, writing and reading. Students should register to take the TOEFL online by visiting: www.ets.org/toefl.
    TOEFL school code: 8967