FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions by incoming families, families with transfer students and current Prep families.
How can I visit Creighton Prep?
There are many opportunities to visit Prep. You are welcome to self-schedule a campus tour through your admissions account or give us a call to schedule, anytime Monday through Friday between the hours of 8-5 p.m. You may also register for the Ignite Your Potential Informational Nights in-person or as a virtual option.
Will there be Shadow Days this year?
A virtual shadow experience will be available in October. Please check back for more details.
What do I need to do to apply for Prep?
- Complete the application
- Take the Entrance Exam on January 9, 2021
When is the entrance exam?
The entrance exam is on Saturday, January 9, 2021. To be considered for an academic scholarship, you must test this day.
How can I prepare for the entrance exam?
Prep offers an optional Pre-Exam for any 6th or 7th grader looking to attend Prep. This year, that test will be February 20, 2021. If you're an 8th grader and did not take one of these Pre-Exams, not to worry - contact Prep and we will give you some potential options for study guides.
What Entrance Exam does Prep use?
Prep uses the High School Placement Test (HSPT) exam.
What does Prep look for in an applicant?
The Prep admissions committee will review the following for each applicant: HSPT test scores, his grades from 7th grade and the first-semester 8th grade, and the school recommendation form.
Does Creighton Prep provide services for students with diagnosed learning differences?
Prep's learning specialist is responsible for establishing and executing accommodation plans for students with special learning needs. They work with students, parents, teachers, and administrators to ensure that all Prep students with learning differences have the resources they need to succeed. Contact Bridget Cannon-Hale, Learning Specialist, for more information.
When will I know my admissions decision?
You will receive your admissions decision in February 2021, usually around the second week.
If I am accepted, are there placement tests for any courses in my freshman year?
A student may take a placement exam in math and world language in the spring semester, after being accepted to Prep to be considered for advanced placement in courses. Placement for Honors English is based on percentiles received in the reading and language sections from the entrance exam. Placement for science is based on math and quantitative percentiles from the entrance exam.
Do you have a 1-to-1 technology program?
Yes, all incoming freshmen are issued an iPad and a case with a keyboard and stylus. A $175 fee is added to the tuition annually and the student will own the iPad after four years.
What kind of athletic opportunities are available at Prep?
Prep offers 10 sports sanctioned by the NSAA and 4 club sports. Creighton Prep is a Class A school and competes within the Class A state tournaments.
- Fall Sports: Cross Country, Football and Tennis
- Winter Sports: Swimming, Basketball and wrestling
- Spring Sports: Soccer, Golf, Baseball and Track
- Club Sports: Lacrosse, Hockey, Trap-Shooting, and Power-Lifting
What other ways can I get involved at Prep as a student?
Prep offers over 60+ clubs and activities from a variety of things from Mock Trial and Robotics to Chess Club and Art Club to name a few.
How can I get more information?
Fill out this inquiry form to get on our mailing list and keep up-to-date with everything we have going on for prospective students.
Still have questions?
Please email the Admissions Office or call at 402-393-1190.