Placement Exam

Placement Exam: Saturday, December 2, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.

Placement Exam Make-Up Date: Saturday, December 9, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.

Pre-Exam Workshop: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Joliet Catholic Academy is a Catholic co-educational, college preparatory high school co-sponsored by the Franciscans and Carmelites. JCA’s committed, attentive faculty and staff challenge every student to reach their full potential. Joliet Catholic Academy offers a stimulating curriculum and boasts a competitive athletic program while fostering compassion and service to the community and to each other. Our extensive range of extracurricular activities encourages students to live with integrity, grow spiritually, acquire academic excellence, and act responsibly.

Get prepared for the exam by attending JCA’s Pre-Exam Workshop on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Students will receive a brief overview of the High School Placement Test (HSPT) and have the chance to complete sample test questions. Parents will find out the next steps in the application process and will be given information about course placement. Please park in the main parking lot off Ingalls Avenue and enter through the main entrance facing Larkin Avenue.

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, Joliet Catholic Academy will host its annual Placement Exam for current 8th grade students considering JCA as their choice for high school next fall.  Eighth grade students should arrive no later than 7:50 a.m. and enter through the main entrance off of Larkin Avenue.  The exam will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.  Students will exit the building at approximately 11:30 a.m. through the south doors, on Ingalls Avenue.  Students are asked to bring the $30 exam fee, two #2 pencils, along with their completed JCA application for admission (students may also drop off or mail in the application before the exam date or fill out the application and payment online). Calculators are not allowed; scratch paper will be provided for the exam.

Click Here to download a PDF copy of the JCA Application for Admission (must be mailed in or dropped off at the Main Office with $30 testing fee).

Click Here to apply online.

For more information, feel free to contact JCA’s Admissions Office at 815-741-0500 or More information can also be found at

Please note that students who test on the December 2, 2017 date receive priority for admission, top scorer scholarships, and financial aid. Students who test during the make-up exam or schedule an exam at a later date are ineligible for top scorer scholarships. To learn more about tuition and financial aid options Click Here.


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