It's time to reimagine the future of testing—and EMA is at the forefront with the SSAT at Home, a new at-home administration of the SSAT.
SSAT at Home is only available for students physically located in the U.S. and Canada for the Middle and Upper Levels.
After completing your student's registration, you will receive an email to schedule the test with PSI, our partner in delivering the SSAT at Home. The deadline to schedule your student’s SSAT at Home is 24 hours before a test date and time. Your selected test date must be before July 31, 2022, when the test year ends. As availability may be limited, you should schedule your SSAT at Home as soon as possible to secure a specific test date.
All testing start times will be 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. EST (9 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST)
*Select dates may have limited availability as early at 10 a.m EST (1 p.m. PST)
Learn more about SSAT at Home Score Release here
Must be a Windows or Mac laptop or desktop computer. Chromebooks, tablets, cell phones, and other devices are not permitted. Must have only one monitor or screen with a minimum resolution of 1366 x 768. Some antivirus software can cause performance issues. It's recommended that only one student per household test at a time.
Note: Apple devices released in late 2020 have new M1 processors that have not yet been certified by PSI and are not currently supported.
Must have an internal or external webcam. The camera must be able to be moved to show the proctor your testing environment. (If your webcam is a part of a laptop, you’ll be asked to move your laptop to show parts of the room.)
Headphones or AirPods are not allowed. Must have a speaker to hear the proctor. Must have a microphone to speak to the proctor. Microphones that are part of a headset are not allowed. If your hair covers your ears, during check-in and after breaks, the proctor may ask you to show that you are not using headphones or airpods.
Must have a reliable, consistent internet connection. Your internet should be at least fast enough to search the web or stream music. You may not use a VPN during testing. Some corporate, business, or school networks may have settings that prevent testing.
Your computer mouse and keyboard must be on a table or desk. Your work surface and area surrounding your desk must be free of all items not approved for use during testing. You must be seated in a regular chair. You may not use a couch, bed, or be seated on the floor.
You must use a room where you can be alone during testing. Your room may not have any posters or items visible that may benefit the test taker. Your room must be free from music, talking, or other noises. You must be dressed appropriately. Remember, your picture will be taken at the start of testing. You must be physically in the U.S. or Canada.
A parent/guardian is allowed to assist during the initial connection, room scans, and explanation of testing rules. Once these steps have been completed, the parent/guardian must exit the room as testing begins but needs to remain in an adjoining room.
Cell phones are not allowed during testing. Food and snacks are not allowed during testing, except during scheduled breaks. Work surface must be clear of all items. Students may have two blank pieces of paper, a pencil, and a water bottle without a label.
We are committed to ensuring that test takers with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations when taking the SSAT. When completing your test registration for the SSAT at Home, your approved accommodations will be provided to PSI, our remote proctoring partner, who will administer your test.
Late Policy: PSI will guarantee your SSAT at Home appointment up until 15 minutes after your student’s scheduled start time. After this time, your test will no longer be active.
If you need help with canceling/rescheduling or issues using the secure browser call PSI Customer Care at 1-833-207-1288.
If you need assistance with logging in, secure browser issues or other technical issues, call the PSI Help Desk for support at 1-833-310-6425. Please also monitor your email on test day for any important updates regarding your test, and to receive confirmation of your student’s successful test submission.