Fordham Prep awards a number of Merit Based Scholarship to incoming freshmen each year. The process is often extremely competitive. In order to be considered for a Merit Based Scholarship an applicant must have:
- Excellent Grades - An average of at least 90 in all core subjects in 7th, and 8th grade
- An Excellent Score on the High School Placement Exam (HSPT)*
- Participation in the Ram for a Day Shadow Day Program - Is not required but strongly encouraged
*The HSPT is the exclusive exam for the Merit Scholarship Program. If you do NOT take the HSPT, you will NOT be considered for a Merit Based Scholarship*.
You can sign up to take the HSPT at one of two locations, Fordham Prep or Xavier High School, on the dates below.
Xavier High School - Saturday, November 12
Fordham Prep - Saturday, November 19
Applicants are allowed to take the HSPT at only one location, either Xavier or Fordham Prep. You may not register for multiple dates.*
We will also accept the results of the Regis High School Scholarship Exam. You may not take the HSPT more than once. If you are signed up to take the Regis exam, you will not be allowed to sit for the HSPT at Fordham Prep or Xavier. Regis will send your scores directly to us. If you are taking the Regis exam, you must complete your application no later than Friday, November 25, 2022 in order to be considered for a Merit Based Scholarship. We are not able to accept late applications in this case.
*Register for the Fordham Prep Scholarship Exam - Deadline November 4, 2022*
*If you plan on registering for the exam, we remind you that you should have at least a 90 average in all core subjects in 6th and 7th grades. Historically, those who do not meet this criteria are not considered for a Merit Based Scholarship.*
- Complete an Application to the Fordham Prep Class of 2027
- Complete the Merit Scholarship Test Registration Form available to you in the Admissions Checklist on the SchoolAdmin Parent Portal once your application is complete
- Pay the $35 registration fee (*Contact the Admissions Office if you have concerns about paying this fee.*)
*This is a firm deadline. We will not accept any late registrations.*
If you have a current IEP or 504 that allows you to receive extended time for standardized testing, you must indicate that on the Merit Scholarship Test Registration Form and send a copy of the IEP, IESP, or 504 or other documentation to us, either by email (preferred), fax, or mail to be received by Friday, November 4, 2022. We ask for this information in advance so that we can properly accommodate your son. Late submissions may not guarantee extended time.
Individual test scores are private. We will not release them to applicants. We will also not release scores received from Regis High School or Xavier High School
Awards are communicated with admissions decisions via email and hard copy letter. Amounts range from full scholarships to awards in the amount of $40,000 and $20,000 over four years. Scholarship awards do not increase year to year. Students must maintain at least a B average in order to their scholarship to renew.