Cooperative Admissions Examination Program (COOP)  
  • Students attending participating Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Newark, the Diocese of Paterson, and Rockland County (NY) should follow school directions for registration. Many schools register their students directly.

  • The examination is ONLY for current 8th grade students applying for admission to a Catholic high school for September 2024. All others should contact the high school for testing information.

  • Print Registration Worksheet to gather necessary information before beginning the online registration.

  • Use the multiple registration option to register twins or multiples with one payment.

  • Most students attending participating Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Newark and the Diocese of Paterson will be tested in their schools. The elementary school will be listed as the test site.

  • Affiliate schools (928 and 929) and Rockland County schools (616, 619, and 622) must select three test sites (1st choice, 2nd choice, and 3rd choice). Scroll down on the list to see all test sites, including gender specific sites. The test site does not have to be the school that the student wants to attend. Most students will receive their first choice.

  • DO NOT use the forward and backward arrows in the browser. Use the buttons on the screen to move forward or back. Use the edit button (pencil icon) for corrections and the delete button to delete a student.

  • Enter telephone with numbers only - no spaces or dashes. They will be added automatically.

  • Apartment and Floor numbers must be included on the Address Line.
    (Examples: 14 Main Street, Apt. D3; 14 Main Street, 2nd Floor)

  • Complete the registration in one session. Do not keep the registration open, leave the computer, and return to complete. If you cannot complete the registration, exit the program and the browser.

  • All major credit cards are accepted. Some debit cards and gift cards may not be accepted by the clearing house. If a card is not accepted, try another card.

  • Be sure the parent email is correct. All correspondence will be sent to the email address.
    *999 students will receive test admission letters at the email address entered.
    Put in your safe senders list or check you junk mailbox.

  • Call the COOP/HSPT help desk at 888-921-2667 if you are having any problem registering.

  • You are not registered until the fee has been paid and you receive the registration receipt with an order number and a transaction number.