Testing at St. Agnes is officially closed. You may no longer register to test at St. Agnes and we do not accept walk-ins. Please make arrangements to take the ISEE at another location and have your scores sent to St. Agnes.
If you are already registered to take the ISEE exam at St. Agnes Academy on Saturday, January 26th, please note the following:
1) Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. in the library
2) Bring your registration paper which you received form ISEE
3) Bring extra pencils and pens
4) You should bring snacks and water in case you get hungry or thirsty
5) Bring a sweater
6) No calculators, please
7) Testing will end at approximately 11:45 a.m.
All applicants are required to submit scores from a high school entrance exam in order to be considered for admission. St. Agnes administers the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The ISEE is a three-hour admission test that consists of three parts:
- Carefully constructed and standardized verbal and quantitative ability tests that measure your capability for learning.
- Reading comprehension and mathematics achievement tests that provide specific information about your strengths and weakness in those areas.
- An essay section.
The ISEE evaluates not only your level of reading, but also your ability to comprehend material drawn from both the sciences and social studies. The test preparation book What to Expect on the ISEE is available free online here.
Registering for the ISEE
The ISEE will be administered at St. Agnes Academy on Saturday, January 26, 2013. You must register by January 5, 2013 in order to test at St. Agnes on that date. Availability is limited, so registering well in advance of the deadline is recommended. Students can take the ISEE at another location, but should take it no later than January 26, 2013 if possible. You may register for the ISEE in one of four ways: online at www.iseetest.org, by phone at 1-800-446-0320, or by mail or fax using the registration form found in the ISEE Student Guide in your admissions packet. The St. Agnes Academy school code is 443420.
The St. Agnes Merit Scholarship is awarded to five incoming ninth graders who take the ISEE at St. Agnes and achieve the five highest scores. Winners are notified in March by a letter signed by the head of school. These students receive an $8,000 scholarship which will be distributed over four years provided the student retains a grade-point average of at least a 4.0. In order to qualify for the merit scholarship, students must take the ISEE at St. Agnes on January 26, 2013. Students on financial aid can receive the scholarship in addition to their financial aid grant.
Students applying to other Catholic high schools that administer the Catholic High School Placement Test (HSPT) may submit their HSPT scores in lieu of the ISEE. When taking the HSPT, please request that your testing site forward your results to St. Agnes. Fee waivers for the ISEE are available through the St. Agnes Academy Office of Admission for those students in need of assistance with the testing fee. Please contact the Office of Admission no later than December 15, 2012 for more information regarding the fee waiver.