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First-Class Admission Services From EMA

Admission.org is brought to you by the Enrollment Management Association (EMA). Learn about our nonprofit organization and the admission services we provide to help families discover, apply, and enroll in their best-fit schools below.

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EMA has championed transformational education journeys since first administering the SSAT in 1957.

EMA was founded as the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB) by a consortium of ten private schools, including Phillips Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy, and The Lawrenceville School.

Working together, admission directors from these ten schools transformed the private school application process by developing the first standardized admission assessment for secondary schools, the SSAT.

Today, EMA is a nonprofit organization working closely with a vast network of member private schools worldwide and over 80,000 applying families annually with our industry-leading admission services.

The premier common application for applying to K–12 private schools, the SAO simplifies the process and saves families time.

The gold standard in private school admission assessments for its unmatched fairness, reliability, and the flexibility of paper, at-home, and Prometric testing.

SSAT Practice

The official practice materials from the team that develops the SSAT include four full-length practice tests to help students achieve their best.

The Snapshot is an innovative measure of student preferences, attitudes, and beliefs to complement standardized cognitive tests such as the SSAT.

Hear from outstanding schools seeking students that match your preferences regarding location, school type, and programs.

Gain essential insight into the private school application process with timely advice and reminders from our free admission newsletter.

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