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Placement/Scholarship Testing

Placement/Scholarship Testing

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All prospective freshmen need to take our placement/scholarship test.
With students coming to NDCL from over forty different elementary and middle schools, we find that our freshmen have diverse academic experiences and skill levels. In an effort to strengthen our holistic review of students’ academic ability and better understand their unique academic gifts and talents, we administer the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test Eighth Edition (OLSAT 8 ®) as our placement/scholarship test.

The OLSAT 8 is:
Computer-based
Tests verbal, nonverbal and quantitative abilities
75 minutes in length


Students will spend the first 20 minutes of their testing session becoming comfortable with the test format through guided practice questions. They will then take the 60-minute assessment after a scheduled break.

NDCL offers academic scholarships to top scorers based on the results of our placement test. The Distinguished Scholar Award is a four-year, renewable, academic and leadership based scholarship.

Parent information sessions are held during the first hour of each placement test.

Test Dates & Sessions*:
*Each session is limited to 24 students

Saturday, November 78:30-10:00am
Saturday, November 710:30am-Noon
Saturday, November 71:00-2:30pm

Monday, November 96:00-7:30pm
Tuesday, November 106:00-7:30pm
Wednesday, November 116:00-7:30pm

Saturday, November 148:30-10:00amExtended Testing Time Available
Saturday, November 1410:30am-NoonExtended Testing Time Available
Saturday, November 141:00-2:30pmExtended Testing Time Available

Monday, November 166:00-7:30pm
Tuesday, November 176:00-7:30pm
Wednesday, November 186:00-7:30pm

Testing Fee: $25

Please click HERE now to register for the placement test of your choice.

If you have any questions or need more information contact Mr. Michael Suso '03, NDCL Director of Admissions at 440.279.1088