Catholic High School Entrance Exam

Eighth graders planning to attend any of the 10 Catholic high schools on Long Island are required to take this rigorous, annual entrance exam in October. Students review the math, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar skills on the exam and learn test-taking strategies to help them work faster and more confidently to maximize their score. All materials are included. Classes are completed before the October CHSEE and are taught by experienced teachers. The classes are taught over five Saturdays at our Rockville Centre campus located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre and on five Sundays at our Suffolk Center campus located at 7180 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale on the grounds of Republic Airport.

Students can choose from one of three sections: from 8:30 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. or from 10:35 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or from 12:40 - 2:35 p.m.
Course number: AP2400. Tuition: $445

Exam and Course Information

CHSEE Exam: There are two sections of the CHSEE. Section 1: Abilities consists of questions normally found on a group IQ test. This part of the exam is not released to the public and is used in various ways, depending upon the Catholic high school to which your child is applying. Some high schools use this section to group students after they have been admitted. Some high schools may use this section as part of their admissions process. Some may not use this section in the admissions process. Our course provides limited practice in some of the types of questions that may be found in Section 1. 

Our prep course focuses primarily on preparing students for Section 2: Achievement, which consists of five parts: Reading Comprehension, Word Study, Grammar, Mathematics, and Writing. This is the longest and most important section of the exam; it is used in the admissions process by all of the Catholic high schools.

Course Materials: Your child will receive a spiral-bound manual containing all of the course materials including paper for notes, and more than one hundred pages of review materials. Your child should bring the following to each session: 1) the spiral-bound course manual, 2) one pen, and 3) two #2 pencils. Notebooks are not necessary.

Homework: Your child will be assigned CHSEE homework in English and mathematics for each of the five sessions. The CHSEE English and math teachers will go over the homework in class with the exception of the last homework, completion of the 2010 CHSEE, which students should do at home after session #4 under a parent's guidance. An answer key will be provided for the 2010 CHSEE.

Calculators: Your child will not be permitted to use a calculator on the CHSEE. Consequently, your child should not bring one to class.

Registering for the CHSEE Exam: You must register your child for the October CHSEE exam. You can register him or her for the exam by visiting the Catholic High School Administrators' website:  Please note that the deadline for online registration for the exam is usually during the first week of October. The CHSEE is NOT administered at Molloy College nor do we register your child for the exam. Note: If your child requires special testing accommodations, please make sure to fill out the additional required forms on the Catholic High School Administrators' website.

Food/Drinks: Molloy College does not permit eating or drinking in classrooms with the exception of water. Please do not pack these items for your child.

Breaks: There are no breaks in the 1 hour and 55 minute sessions. Your child may use the restroom as needed.

Absences: There are no makeup sessions but your child should make up the missed class work and homework. The homework and class work assignments for each session are on the reverse side of the course outline in the front of your child's spiral bound manual.

Early Release: A written note from a parent is required for a child to be released early from class.

Schedule and Registration Information

Students should register for classes at least one week prior to the start of classes to insure enough time for you to get your confirmation and parking permit. However, you can register up until the Friday before the class start date. Please note that some of our classes do close out and, so you may be taking a chance of not getting into the schedule of your choice by waiting.

Students can choose from one of three sections at either the Rockville Centre (Saturdays) or Suffolk Center (Sundays) locations: from 8:30 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. or from 10:35 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or from 12:40 - 2:35 p.m.

Course number: AP2400 (section A-C are at Rockville Centre, Sections D-F are at Suffolk)
Tuition: $445

Click here for the schedule of classes and to register online

Phone‑in registration is available by calling 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard, Discover or Visa. To register in person, by fax or mail, follow the directions on our web page, click here.

Mailing List/Request a Catalog
The schedule of classes comes out in our catalog which is mailed twice a year (January and July) to students who have made an inquiry or registered within the last 6 months. However, the most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on the program webpage. We will also email you reminders of the upcoming schedule if you have provided us with an email address. Request a catalog or join our mailing list.

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