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The SSAT Process

From selecting an SSAT test mode to accommodations, practice, and submitting results to schools, the outline below will guide you through the SSAT process.

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Step 1: Learn about your SSAT options.

When, where, and how your child takes the SSAT depends on variables such as their age and location. Learn more about the SSAT now to determine the best testing option for your child. Please note that the options vary between the Upper, Middle, and Elementary levels.

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Step 2: Explore accommodations and equitable testing.

Students with disabilities requiring accommodations must apply and get approval before registering. Students without a computer or stable internet connection at home can request an equity tech kit for the SSAT at Home or Character Skills Snapshot. Financially disadvantaged families may also apply for a fee waiver.

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Step 3: Register and schedule.

For paper testing, you will register and schedule at the same time. SSAT at Home and Prometric have a two-step process where you register first and then follow the subsequent prompt to schedule. Combine the SSAT and Character Skills Snapshot to provide admission teams with a holistic view of your child’s intellectual abilities and special qualities. Register for both assessments together and save.

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Step 4: Study with the official SSAT practice materials.

As the creator of the SSAT, EMA knows it best, giving our official SSAT practice materials an advantage in preparing your child for each segment of the test. Parents will also want to review our assessment advice articles.

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Step 5: Apply and submit SSAT scores.

You control who receives your child’s SSAT scores. Designate schools and educational consultants as automatic score recipients within our portal (note: parents or guardians must complete the Testing Experience Statement after the SSAT for scores to get released). Or wait and review scores from multiple SSAT tests to selectively submit the best results, a process made easy with the Standard Application Online (SAO).

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The Help Center is your source for quick answers to frequently asked questions. We’re also here to help when you simply need to talk to someone! Please note below that who you contact depends on your situation.

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General Support

Call 1-609-683-4440 or use the email link below for account, SSAT, SAO, Character Skills Snapshot, and Admission Academy questions.

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SSAT at Home

Before test day, call PSI Customer Care at 1-833-207-1288 for at-home setup help. On test day, call the PSI Help Desk at  1-833-310-6425.

Prometric Support

Call 1-800-853-6769 Monday–Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.

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