What should my student do with feminine hygiene products?
Feminine hygiene products are handled differently depending upon test mode.
Can I send January SSAT scores after the application deadline?
While the score release for SSATs taken in January may occur soon after the common application deadline on January 15, most schools still accept them.
What type of pencils can my student use during the SSAT?
Your student may bring regular #2 pencils with an eraser attached.
What does the Writing Sample include?
The writing sample section varies based on the test level.
Is there a computer based Elementary level SSAT?
At this time, the Elementary level SSAT is only available as a paper based test.
Will I receive an admission ticket for a Prometric SSAT?
You will not receive an admission ticket for a Prometric SSAT.
Where do I enter an SSAT Fee Waiver?
You will enter your SSAT Fee Waiver on the payment page at the end of registration.
Why should I use an SSAT Fee Waiver as soon as possible?
SSAT Fee Waivers include several valuable benefits that are only available once you register for an SSAT.
Can I get more than one SSAT Fee Waiver?
You may use more than one SSAT Fee Waiver if you are issued more than one.
What grade level should I indicate on the SSAT registration?
Learn about the SSAT registration scenarios where you may want to indicate a grade that isn't your child's current grade.
Can students change their answer or answer choice?
Students can change their answer within the current test section.
What if I have an emergency on test day?
Please contact us as soon as possible.
May my student leave early if they have completed the test?
This depends upon whether your student is taking the SSAT at Home, Prometric SSAT, or paper-based SSAT and
Who can approve my student's need for Sunday testing?
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.
What is the SSAT Testing Experience Statement?
This statement enables the parent or guardian to indicate if any irregularities interfered with the student�s ability to complete the test.
How do I register for the SSAT?
Here are the steps you'll take to register for the SSAT
What is the best way for my student to prepare for the SSAT?
Becoming familiar with the format of the SSAT is the best way students can prepare.
What level of the SSAT will my student need to take?
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.
How many times can I take the SSAT?
Your student can take the SSAT multiple times per testing year.
What is an SSAT access code and do I need one?
SSAT access codes are provided by schools and educational consultants to families to invite you to "closed" tests that are not open to the public.
How do I print my student's admission ticket for a Flex or Standard SSAT?
To print your SSAT admission ticket, you'll first log in to your SSAT account...
Can my student have snacks or drinks during the SSAT?
Yes. Snacks and drinks are allowed but students must follow specific rules.
What is an irregularity?
Irregularities are situations that occur during a test administration that do not follow standard test protocols and procedures.
Is there a place I can find information about test center closures?
SSAT closure information is found on the SSAT news page. Test center updates are also emailed to impacted families.
What time does the SSAT begin or start?
The test start time depends upon whether you will be taking an SSAT at Home, Prometric, or paper-based Flex or Standard SSAT.
How can I change my student's grade level, so they can take the correct level of the SSAT?
Contact SSAT customer service by email, phone, or chat to update your student's grade level for a specific test.
My student can't test as registered and scheduled. Can I change the test to a different date?
Test changes rules, fees, and restrictions depend upon your student's test mode and test date.
How do I cancel a SSAT registration?
To cancel a test registration please email at email@example.com. There are no refunds available for cancelled test registrations.
Is ID or identification required?
Identification is generally only required in enhanced test security areas for the paper-based SSAT including China, Hong Kong, Korea, and Vietnam.
Is the test online or on paper?
The SSAT is offered as both. Various modes of the SSAT include paper-based and computer-based options.
What are the deadlines for SSAT registration?
Deadlines vary depending upon which mode of the SSAT your student will take.
Do you offer webinars about the SSAT?
Yes. Check our Events page for a listing of upcoming events.
My student was already approved for accommodations on the SSAT and I would like to have additional accommodations considered for approval. What should I do?
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.
If my student tests again during the same testing season, do I need to reapply for testing accommodations?
No. Any accommodations approved during a testing year (August 1st to July 31st ) will remain valid for the entire testing year.
Does my student's score report indicate that they took the SSAT with accommodations?
No. SSAT score reports do not provide any specific text or note that a test was taken with accommodations.
What is a SSAT fee waiver and how do I obtain one?
SSAT fee waivers waive the test fee and are issued by member schools directly.
What are the payment options for the SSAT?
Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or SSAT fee waiver.
Are refunds offered for SSAT products and services?
We do not offer refunds for cancelled products or services.
What is the fee to change my SSAT test date?
A test fee applies to some but not all test changes. For some tests, certain changes are not possible.
Why do you charge late and rush fees for Standard tests?
Late and rush fees are charged due to significant additional costs incurred for expedited shipping and handling of paper test materials.
Is your website secure?
Yes. The SSAT website is secure and safe for the submission of personal and payment information.
How do schools use my child's SSAT scores?
Specific questions about how test scores are used in the admission process should be directed to the school's admission officer.
Are testing accommodations, such as extra time, available for the Elementary SSAT?
Yes. Students with a disability and requiring accommodations may apply for and receive testing accommodations on the Elementary SSAT.
How many times can my child take the Elementary SSAT?
Your child may take the Third or Fourth Grade SSAT twice during the testing year (August 1- July 31).
Are snacks or drinks allowed on the day of the test?
Yes, your child may have snacks and beverages for consumption during the breaks.
Can my child use the restroom during the SSAT?
Yes. Though, it is best to understand the difference when using the restroom during test sections and scheduled breaks.
Should my child guess if he/she doesn't know the answer?
This depends upon your student's SSAT test level.
Do the SSAT writing prompts change?
Every test administration offers new writing samples for students, so that the SSAT prompts are constantly changing, per the desires of member schools.
Why should I use official SSAT practice tools?
The Official Study Guide for the SSAT and SSAT Practice Online are built by the same team that creates actual test forms and questions.
When will my SSAT scores be available??
Score delivery depends upon whether you will be taking an SSAT at Home, Prometric, or paper-based Flex or Standard SSAT.
How do I get my SSAT scores?
Once available, you can access your scores by logging into your account.
Can I get my SSAT scores by email or over the phone?
No. Scores are released to students online via the SSAT account or by mail or FedEx if those additional services have been purchased.
Will the school I'm in or testing at automatically receive my SSAT scores?
No. All score recipients, including your current school, must be selected as score recipients.
Can I send my SSAT scores to a school that is not listed under Score Recipients?
EMA, the providers of the SSAT, will only release scores to member organizations.
If I test multiple times during the year, which scores are reported?
EMA, the providers of the SSAT, will only provide scores for those specific tests where you designate recipients.
How will I receive my SSAT score report?
Once released, scores will be available in your account.
Do schools see if the student has taken more than one SSAT?
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.
Did my student do "well" on the SSAT?
If you have any questions about your student's performance, contact a school to which they are applying.
How will I receive my student's SSAT writing sample that I purchased?
Once available, writing samples are provided in your student's account.
How long are SSAT scores kept on file?
Scores are kept on file and can be reported for two testing years (August 1st to July 31st).
Can I see the actual SSAT questions my student got wrong?
No. The SSAT is a non-disclosed test and questions may be reused in the future.
Is the SSAT only offered in English or is it also offered in another language?
The SSAT is only offered in English.