Learn about the SSAT registration scenarios where you may want to indicate a grade that isn't your child's current grade.
Students can change their answer within the current test section.
Please contact us as soon as possible.
No. All students are required to remain in the testing environment for the entirety of all test sections.
Any non-family member of the clergy able to attest to your student's need to test on an alternate day of the week due to recognition of the Sabbath.
This statement enables the parent or guardian to indicate if any irregularities interfered with the student’s ability to complete the test.
Here are the steps you'll take to register for the SSAT
Becoming familiar with the format of the SSAT is the best way students can prepare.
Your student's test level is automatically selected according to the grade you select at registration.Students listed in 3rd grade will take the 3rd grade Elementary level test.Students listed in 4th grade will take the 4th grade Elementary level test.Students listed in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade will take the Middle level test.Students listed in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade will take the Upper level test.You may choose to list your student at a grade that is higher or lower than their actual grade. Often families will list their student as one grade higher near the end of the school year to gauge how they might perform the following year. Additionally, if a student is repeating a grade, a school may ask the student to indicate one grade lower, so they can be compared to their new classmates.
Your student can take the SSAT multiple times per testing year.
Yes. You may choose to register and test without listing any score recipients. Remember, you can list score recipients before or after testing free of charge.
Access codes are provided by schools and educational consultants to families to invite you to "closed" tests that are not open to the public.
No. Please use your child's legal name.
To print your SSAT admission ticket, you'll first log in to your SSAT account...
Yes. Snacks and drinks are allowed but students must follow specific rules.
Irregularities are situations that occur during a test administration that do not follow standard test protocols and procedures.
SSAT closure information is found on the SSAT news page. Test center updates are also emailed to impacted families.
Testing normally begins at 9 a.m. local time. However, please check your student's admission ticket, which may state a different start time. Students should arrive at the test center at least 30 minutes before testing begins to allow for check-in. The standard test is 3 hours and 5 minutes in length and students are usually excused between 12:10-12:30 PM.
Contact SSAT customer service by email, phone, or chat to update your student's grade level for a specific test.
Test changes must be completed prior to your test date.
To cancel a test registration please contact SSAT by phone at 609-683-4440, by email at email@example.com, or by chat at www.ssat.org. There are no refunds available for cancelled test registrations.
Identification is only required in enhanced test security areas including China, Hong Kong, Korea, and Vietnam.
The SSAT is offered as both. Various modes of the SSAT include paper-based and computer-based options.
Deadlines vary depending upon which mode of the SSAT your student will take.
Yes. Webinars are regularly scheduled throughout the year. You can sign up to attend webinars live or watch prerecorded versions.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if the accommodation(s) you would like to have considered may be added without needing to submit a new application.
No. Any accommodations approved during a testing year (August 1st to July 31st ) will remain valid for the entire testing year.
No. SSAT score reports do not provide any indication that a test was taken with accommodations.
SSAT fee waivers waive the test fee and are issued by member schools directly.
Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or SSAT fee waiver.
We do not offer refunds for cancelled products or services.
A test fee applies to some but not all test changes. For some tests, certain changes are not possible.
Late and rush fees are charged due to significant additional costs incurred for expedited shipping and handling of paper test materials.
Yes. The SSAT web site is secure and safe for the submission of personal and payment information.
Your browser may have cached an older version of the registration; sometimes, simply clicking on "Refresh" will access the updated page. If you continue to experience difficulty, please email us (email@example.com) with information about the browser (i.e., Chrome, Internet Explorer) and platform (Mac, PC) that you are using, so that we may investigate the problem. We have found that the Firefox browser does not work well with our site, and the site is not optimized for mobile or tablet use.
Specific questions about how test scores are used in the admission process should be directed to the school's admission officer.
Yes, all students may apply for testing accommodations.
Your child may take the Third or Fourth Grade SSAT twice during the testing year (August 1- July 31).
Yes, your child may bring snacks and beverages for consumption during the break. Snacks and beverages must be in a clear plastic bag and may not be consumed during testing.
Yes. Though, it is best to understand the difference when using the restroom during test sections and scheduled breaks.
Encourage your Elementary Level child to try to answer every question, making his/her best guesses about the questions of which he/she is unsure.
Yes, you may request a fee waiver from the school to which you are applying, if you are unable to pay the test fee due to economic hardship.
Every test administration offers new writing samples for students, so that the SSAT prompts are constantly changing, per the desires of member schools.
The Official Study Guide for the SSAT and SSAT Practice Online are built by the same team that creates actual test forms and questions.
Scores are delivered approximately 2 weeks after a standard test administration date. Learn more about getting your scores.
Once available, you can access your scores by logging into you account.
No. Scores are released to students online via the SSAT account.
No. All score recipients, including your current school, must be selected as score recipients.
A score recipient is a school to which you wish to send your scores and a score advisor is someone who can view and further send your scores.
This is referred to as "super scoring" and students cannot do this on the SSAT.
Yes. You do not have to list any score recipients when you register.
EMA, the providers of the SSAT, will only release scores to member organizations.
EMA, the providers of the SSAT, will only provide scores for those specific tests where you designate recipients.
SSAT score reports do NOT include any indication a test was taken with testing accommodations.
Once released, scores will be available in your account.
Scores can be sent from your account. Please login to your account, click on "my scores" and then click on the + sign. You will see "add recipient." Type in the school name & click on "search." When the name comes up, click on it and the scores will be sent immediately.
No - there is no indication on the score report as to how many tests were taken. Families alone choose which/how many score reports to send to chosen schools.
Many families choose to use the services of an educational consultant or a placement counselor at their current school to help with the admission process. In these cases, families can list a member school or consultant as a score advisor. This score advisor will then have the ability to view the scores and list score recipients on behalf of the family.
If you have any questions about your student's performance, contact a school to which they are applying.
Once available, writing samples are provided in your student's account.
Scores are kept on file and can be reported for two testing years (August 1st to July 31st).