Admissions
Admissions Process for Prospective Students

Placement Exams

Admissions
Admissions Process for Prospective Students

Placement Exams

Aquinas offers three different placement/scholarship examinations: a 6th grade placement exam, 7th grade placement exam and a 9th grade placement exam. Transfer students are not required to take the placement test. Please note, these examinations are not the only factors in determining acceptance.


6th, 7th & 9th Grade Placement Exams

Students looking to enter 6th grade at Aquinas are required to take a placement examination, which consists of three sections:  

  • Math Skills
  • Reading Skills
  • Writing Skills

Students looking to enter 7th Grade at Aquinas are required to take a placement examination, which consists of four sections:

  • Verbal Skills
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Reading
  • Math

Students looking to enter 9th Grade at Aquinas are required to take a placement examination, which consists of five sections:

  • Verbal Skills
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Language

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    When applying to Aquinas, current 5th, 6th and 8th grade students should also submit the following information:

    • Completed online application
    • Writing sample written by the candidate and uploaded to the application
    • Last school year’s final report card
    • This year’s most recent report card

    If you would like Aquinas to request your child's report cards, please fill out the Records Request Form.

    Transfer Students

    Students looking to enter Aquinas for 8th, 10th or 11th grades are considered transfer students. Transfer students are not required to take the placement examination, however, when applying to Aquinas, they must submit the following information:

    • Completed online application
    • Writing sample written by the candidate and uploaded to the application
    • Last school year’s final report card
    • This year’s most recent report card
    • An academic letter of recommendation
    • Potential transfer students may also be asked to meet with members of the admissions committee for a personal interview.
    If you would like Aquinas to request your child's report cards, please fill out the Records Request Form.

    Please note that Aquinas does not generally accept senior transfer students.

    Students taking the placement exam should report to the Student Union (enter through door #7) 10 - 15 minutes prior to the exam start time with two #2 pencils and $20. 

    If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled placement examinations, please contact the Enrollment Office at (585) 254-2020, Ext. 1071.
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