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Test Dates, Fees and Deadlines

Standard Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

CoverAtAGlance2people​​Download the 2015-2016 
SSAT At A Glance br​ochures:

 - ​Click here for Middle & Upper Levels

 - ​​​Click here for Elementary Level

If you're taking a June SSAT as practice for the fall SSAT, 
ensure you register for the right grade:

If you are testing in June for immediate application to a school, you should register using your current grade.
However, if you are testing for practice to see how you might perform next year in a higher grade,
you should not register as your current grade, but instead the grade you will be in next year.

​Middle and Upper SSAT Standard Tests are held on eight Saturdays during the testing year (August 1 - July 31). Elementary Level SSAT testing begins in December.  Register early to avoid additional late fees and to ensure seating at your preferred test center, as rooms may fill up quickly.  Calendar with test dates and deadlines below.

Testing normally begins at 9:00 am for all Standard tests, but testing times may vary, so check your admission ticket for the exact start time.  Make sure you arrive at least ​30 minutes early. 

Test Fees

Note: All fees are nonrefundable. Fee waiver information below.
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Regist​​​ration Type

​Test Type



Regular Registration

Domestic Standard Middle/Upper Level (Elementary Level see below)

(Tests given in the U.S., Canada, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Saipan, USVI)

​$ 127 USD

​Closes 3 weeks prior to test date.

Notes for testing accommodations (TA):

 - Must receive TA approval before registering for a test

 - TA registration ends 2 weeks prior to test date

 - Be sure you are registering at a site that administers with TA

​Regular Registration

International Standard Middle/Upper Level

(All tests given in a country not listed above)

​$ 247 USD

​Closes 3 weeks prior to test date.

Notes for testing accommodations (TA):

 - Must receive TA approval before registering for a test

 - TA registration ends 2 weeks prior to test date

 - Be sure you are registering at a site that administers with TA​

Late Registration

​Regular Registration cost plus additional fee

$ 45 USD

​Begins three weeks prior to the test date and closes two weeks before the test date.

Rush Registration

​Regular Registration cost plus additional fee

​$ 85 USD

​Begins two weeks before the test date and closes the Wednesday prior to the test date.

​Regular Registration  

​Elementary Level 

​$ 80 USD

​​For more information about the Elementary Level SSAT, click here​​. ​

Change Fee

​To change an existing registration to another test date or center

​$ 35 USD

Click here for more information about changing a test date and/or center

​​Refund Policy

SSAT does not offer refunds for registrations, late or rush fees, cancelled tests, or related fees.  If you cannot test on the date for which you registered, you may reschedule to a different test date for a $35 change fee.  Click here for information on changing your test registration. 

2015-2016 Standard Test Registration Calendar

pdfClick here to view calendar PDF

2015-16 Test Registration Calendar Table


  • NO TESTS will be provided in China in February 2016.

Fee Waivers

If you are a student applying to an SSATB member school and you are unable to pay the test fee due to financial hardship, you may be eligible to receive an SSAT fee waiver. A limited number of fee waivers are available directly from SSATB member schoolsOnly one fee waiver can be applied at the time of registration.

Contact the admission office at the school to which you are applying and inquire about fee waiver availability. SSATB does not offer fee waivers directly to students/families.  You must obtain the fee waiver from a school before registering for a test. Fee waivers cannot be applied after test registration is completed. Fee waiver amounts are determined solely by the school and can be assigned for the full test fee or a partial payment. 

A fee waiver covers the test fee only and can be used as a full or partial payment. It cannot be applied toward late or rush fees, test change fees, score order fees, publications, or any fees that have already been paid. Any additional fees must be paid at the time of registration.