Entrance Exam

2023-2024 Exam

The Catholic High Schools of Long Island (Diocese of Rockville Center) will be using the Test for Admission to Catholic High Schools (TACHS) this year. The TACHS exam will be administered online. For more information visit www.tachsinfo.com

What is the purpose of the examination?

The Test for Admission to Catholic High Schools program gives some objective data about eighth-grade students who are applying to Catholic High Schools. The Catholic High schools use the examination results to make decisions about applicants. Many schools also use the information for grouping and tracking of ninth-grade students.

Who should take this test?

This test is only for eighth-grade students seeking entrance into a Catholic high school in the ninth-grade. Other transfer students should contact the school(s) of their choice for admission procedures. Seventh-grade students are not permitted to take the test.

What does the examination measure?

The examination measures both ability and achievement. Achievement is measured in the areas of reading, mathematics and language. The tests have been developed by classroom teachers. Each year's test questions are kept by each student. Consequently, the test questions are new each year.

How does an eighth-grade student register to take the examination?

Only eighth-grade students may take the entrance examination. Registration will be done online at www.tachsinfo.com

Is the test offered with testing accommodations?

Students who pre-qualify for testing accommodations (extended time only) by submitting the appropriate documents and application.  Click here to register online with accommodations. Online application and documentation uploads are due October 6, 2023.