The next-gen assessment for our next generation.
The leading private school admission assessment since 1957, the SSAT continues to pave the way with unmatched fairness, reliability, and the flexibility of paper, at-home, and Prometric testing, helping to pair our next generation of students with their best-fit schools.
Brought to you by the Enrollment Management Association (EMA), the SSAT is the gold-standard assessment trusted by private schools from California to Saudi Arabia. With over 5,000 testing locations worldwide, Admission.org, and services such as the Standard Application Online and Character Skills Snapshot, EMA and the SSAT empower families to navigate private school enrollment.
SSAT tests undergo the most rigorous vetting process to remove regional, ethnic, or cultural biases, and accommodations are available to students with disabilities, ensuring fairness.
Paper and Prometric testing worldwide, at-home testing in the United States and Canada, and the ability to test multiple times provide families with the utmost convenience and flexibility.
The SSAT adheres to strict administration and the highest degree of statistical scoring procedures to deliver accurate and comparable results across all versions of the test.
New to the SSAT? Take a minute to learn about your options before signing up. From selecting a test type to accommodations, practice, and submitting results to schools, let our quick introductory video and the step-by-step guide below show you the SSAT process.
When, where, and how your child takes the SSAT depends on their age and location. Review the testing options now to determine the best one for your child. Please note that the options vary between the Upper, Middle, and Elementary levels.
We’re committed to providing reasonable accommodations to test takers with disabilities.
Request a kit for the SSAT at Home if you don’t have a computer or internet access.
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.
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.
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.
You control who receives your child’s SSAT scores. Before testing, designate schools and educational consultants in our portal as score recipients so they receive results immediately. 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).
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.