Are fee waivers available for the Snapshot?
Snapshot fee waivers are available from schools requiring the Snapshot.
How do I update my student's Snapshot if I put the wrong grade?
This will depend on what grade change is required for Snapshot.
How can I find my student's username in order for them to complete the Snapshot?
You can see your student's username and even reset their password in your parent/guardian account.
How do I access my student Snapshot results or report?
You can access your Snapshot results in your account.
How long are Snapshot results valid?
Snapshot results are only valid and accessible during the current testing year and expire July 31st of each year.
What is the Character Skills Snapshot release schedule?
Take a look at the Character Skills Snapshot report release schedule
For whom is The Snapshot designed?
The Snapshot is designed for students currently in grades 5 through 11 applying to grades 6-12.
How long is The Snapshot?
The Snapshot takes approximately 25 minutes to complete online for most test takers.
How much does The Snapshot cost?
The Snapshot fee varies depending upon whether you are also registering for an SSAT.
Is my student required to take The Snapshot for admission?
Contact a school to which you are applying to confirm if they require Snapshot.
How are results of The Snapshot used in admission?
Schools use the information provided from Snapshot to complement other information required as a part of the application process.
Where does my student take The Snapshot?
Students may take The Snapshot at home, or any location with an internet connection with which you are comfortable.
How do I register my student for and have them take The Snapshot?
The registration process varies depending on whether or not your student is also taking the SSAT. Get the full instructions here.
Can I apply for accommodations for my student before they take The Snapshot?
In general, as an untimed and unproctored assessment, a student may utilize any needed testing accommodations on The Snapshot without prior approval.
How many times can my student take The Snapshot?
Students may take Snapshot one time per testing year (August 1 - July 31).
What kind of questions appear on The Snapshot?
There are two types of questions on The Snapshot.
How are Snapshot questions analyzed?
Questions are analyzed differently based upon the question type.
What does a Snapshot report look like?
The Character Skills Snapshot report presents the skills measured as being either intellectual, intrapersonal, and interpersonal in nature. View a sample here.
What if I disagree with The Snapshot's appraisal of my student?
The best advice is to reach out to schools to which you are applying and talk through your concerns.
How do I send Snapshot results to schools?
Parents/guardians may choose to send their student's Snapshot report to a school using their online account.