The SSAT at Home is available only in the U.S. and Canada.
If you have PowerShell on your computer, you'll need to remove it to take the SSAT at Home. Here are some steps to follow.
Make sure you computer is fully charged and plugged in on test day.
It’s not uncommon for families to have difficulty installing the SSAT at Home Secure Browser or to experience a connection problem during check-in. Try these tips.
SSAT at Home scores are released 3-4 business days following the first Sunday after your test, or after your test if testing on a Sunday.
On test day, you should start the test 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
Prohibited items include electronics like cell phones, watches and calculators, bags, coats, and snacks.
We recommend that you uninstall and reinstall the Secure Browser 3-4 days prior to your next test.
Rebooting your computer increases the likelihood that check-in will happen with no issues.
Yes, we recommend that you use the Chrome browser on a PC or Mac to access your SSAT account, to run the system check, and to install the Secure Browser.
We highly recommend shutting down all programs and rebooting your computer before you start the test on test day for a smoother testing experience.
Students may have two blank pieces of paper, a regular pencil, and a water bottle with no label or a clear glass of water.
The proctor will connect with your student via a chat window inside the Secure Browser.
You will be asked to do a room scan with the webcam that shows the entire room and desk area to ensure that there are no prohibited items and that there are no distractions around your student during the test.
We recommend starting the install of the Secure Browser from the Chrome browser on your PC or Mac after you close all applications and reboot your computer.
The check-in process begins once your proctor connects via chat and requires the completion of a room scan, a selfie, and successful launch of the Secure Browser prior to the proctor connecting.
Testing accommodations are provided for students that take the SSAT at Home, as like any other SSAT.
If your student has technical issues that prevent the start of the test, rest assured that EMA will provide your student with a free opportunity to retake the SSAT.
If your student has a disconnection or another technical issue that prevents the completion of the test, rest assured that EMA will work with you.
We recommend having students take the SSAT at Home at different times to allow individual assistance from parents or guardians and preserve bandwidth.
Your student will be able to take two (2) scheduled breaks or request an unscheduled break by typing "break" in the proctor chat.
Your student can call a parent our guardian into the room to help if needed.
Review the SSAT at Home test day tips.
Find answers to your test day questions and who to call.
Review the steps below to prepare for a successful test day experience.
Students can now take the SSAT at Home which will have the same content, length, and quality of the traditional SSAT.
The SSAT at Home allows families another flexible solution to take the SSAT.
Learn how the SSAT at Home compares to the standardized test.
Learn how SSAT scores will be delivered to families and schools.
The SSAT at Home is a permanent testing option. We believe the SSAT at Home will continue to increase flexibility and access to the SSAT.
No. This is still The SSAT. The scoring process and score scale will be exactly the same.
Learn what policies and safeguards are in place to ensure test integrity and security.
Learn how proctors will ID students during the test.
Learn about testing accommodations.
The SSAT at Home is offered on select dates.
Learn what devices are allowed during the SSAT at Home.
What to do if you have technical problems while taking the SSAT at Home.
Learn how to register your student to take the SSAT.
Learn what the fees are to take the SSAT at Home
The SSAT at Home is the same format and length as the paper-based test, which is roughly three hours in length including breaks. Extra time will be required for check-in.
Multiple testing modes will continue for the SSAT.
The SSAT at Home is available in the US and Canada only.
Yes, SSAT fee waivers may be used for any SSAT, including SSAT at Home, SSAT at Prometric Test Centers and the paper-based SSAT Flex test.
If you do not have access to the equipment or resources required to take the SSAT at Home, please learn about SSAT Equity Tech Kits.
If your student requires or is approved for support staff for the SSAT at Home, such as a Reader, please contact EMA at email@example.com.
Currently, the SSAT at Home, like all versions of the SSAT, is only offered in English.
The SSAT at Home is the same as the paper-based SSAT with the option to schedule a test date and time that works best for the test taker, in the convenience and comfort of their own home. It gives families greater flexibility, convenience and an alternative to testing in test centers, where it may not be possible to do so.
The SSAT at Home is available to middle-and upper-level test takers in the U.S. and Canada.
Your score report will not be labeled with the type of test you took for the SSAT.
Yes, you may take the SSAT at Home up to 3 times in a testing year (August–July).
Yes. Students are able to use two pieces of blank scratch paper and a regular pencil during the SSAT at Home test.
You can prepare for the SSAT at Home like you would the paper-based test.
Yes, there are 2 breaks scheduled during the SSAT At Home. The first break is 10 minutes and is after the writing sample. The second break is 10 minutes and is after the reading section.
No, headsets and earphones are not permitted.
Yes. Your SSAT at Home testing session will be video and audio recorded. Those videos will be retained for quality assurance and test security purposes.
You don't have to submit a photo to take the SSAT at home but one will be taken of the test taker during check-in to ensure the test's integrity.
When you schedule your SSAT at Home you will receive instructions on how to run a system check and ensure your computer is compatible with the remote proctoring system. You will also be required to download and install a secure browser that is used for testing.
If you experience a technical problem in any of these areas during the administration of the SSAT at Home, you'll be able to continue testing.
Yes. When you are taking the test a remote proctor will ensure you are following all testing rules.
EMA has selected PSI as our trusted partner in administering and proctoring the SSAT at Home. PSI brings years of remote proctoring experience.
No, as accepted in the SSAT Candidate Agreement, you can not have a copy of your child’s recording.
Paper-based testing is available in locations where it’s safe to do so following local guidelines.
You must complete the required system check on the same computer and in the same environment where you plan to take the test.
Learn about equity kits.
Learn how to reschedule or cancel your test appointment.