Entrance &  Scholarship Exam  Review Course

Monday, November 8th, Tuesday,  November 9th, Wednesday, November 10th and Friday, November 12th, 2021.

The Mount Mercy Academy  Entrance & Scholarship Exam  Review Course will be held prior to  the Catholic High School Entrance Exam to help students better prepare for the exam. Students learn hands-on exam strategies, tips and advice for overcoming anxiety and building confidence and an in-depth subject review of math, verbal and quantitative skills. A Practice Exam is given and evaluated and step-by-step coaching on different types of questions is offered.

  • The cost of the review course is $110 and includes both math and ELA instruction, the course exam study/review book and practice exams, and the cost of taking the Catholic High School Entrance Exam at Mount Mercy on Saturday, November 20th, 2021.
  • Students are required to attend all four days from 3:30pm until 6pm.
  • Snacks and water will be provided during a half hour break.




Catholic High School Entrance and Scholarship Exam

Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 8:00am at Mount Mercy Academy

At Mount Mercy Academy, the Entrance & Scholarship Exam is more than just a test. We also use the results to award academic scholarships. The highest scoring student receives a full scholarship for her entire four years at Mount Mercy.

There is a $20 fee for the exam. You do not pay this fee if you take the Entrance Exam Review Course at Mount Mercy. Your scores are only provided to your first and second choice high schools.

Please note, registering for the Catholic High School Entrance Exam also serves as your student's application to Mount Mercy Academy.

Arrival at Mount Mercy Academy on exam day is 8:00am, with the test starting promptly at 8:30am. Students will finish around 11:30/12:00pm. Students will need to bring the following:

  • at least two soft-leaded (#2) pencils, mechanical pencils are not allowed
  • a calculator
  • $20 exam fee (cash or check payable to Mount Mercy Academy)
  • bottle of water if needed, tissues if needed

Cell phones are NOT allowed to be used as calculators. Cell phones must be turned off and phones, earbuds, ipods, etc. must be kept in a bag or purse.

IMPORTANT: If your daughter has an IEP or a 504 plan we must receive a copy PRIOR to the exam date to allow for her accommodations.


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Adrianna Awald

Class of 2022

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