The innovative SSAT at Home provides families in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada with the convenience of taking the SSAT online in the comfort of their homes.
SSAT at Home registration is
SSAT at Home registration is
Reopens on August 1.
What is the SSAT at Home?
The SSAT at Home is a computer-based version of the SSAT taken on designated testing dates at pre-scheduled times. While thousands of families choose this option for the benefit of staying at home, they are also responsible for meeting all tech and room requirements.
Before registering, review the at-home criteria below to ensure it’s the best test mode for your child. You can also help them do their best with the Official SSAT Practice Materials.
- Middle and Upper Level SSAT
- United States, U.S. territories, and Canada
- Compatible computer and internet access, or the time to request an Equity Tech Kit
- At-home test date availability
- Adherence to the Preparation Checklist
- Fee Waivers
- Comfortable taking a computer-based test while monitored by a proctor via webcam
- Elementary Level SSAT
- Physically located outside of the United States or Canada*
*Paper and Prometric SSAT testing is available in many locations worldwide; search our paper test centers, look for a Prometric test center, and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t find a convenient location.
Have questions? Find answers to frequently asked at-home questions in the Help Center, and don't hesitate to contact our friendly support team.
The SSAT at Home Process
Review the tech and room requirements to ensure compliance before registering. Create an account in our portal or log in to register.
After registering, a schedule link to PSI, our SSAT at Home partner, displays under “My Tests” in your account. The deadline to schedule is 24 hours before each test date, but availability may be limited, so it’s best to schedule as soon as possible.
Do a system check early to see if you need to request an equity kit. Thoroughly review the Preparation Checklist to ensure compliance with the tech and room requirements. You will receive an email on the Thursday before the test with additional updates.
The Official Online Practice tests and quizzes provide students with the best preparation for computer-based SSAT testing.
While it’s best to launch your test from the portal 15–30 minutes early, there’s a 15-minute grace period after your designated start time. You can reschedule for free if you experience technical difficulties that prevent completion. Review the Test Day expectations for more information.
Tech and Room
You must complete the required system check on the same computer and in the same environment where you plan to take the test. Request an equity kit if you do not have access to the type of computer or internet required to take the SSAT at Home. It's also essential to begin downloading and installing the secure browser 30 minutes before the test’s scheduled start time.
A Windows or Mac laptop or desktop computer is required. Chromebooks, tablets, cell phones, and other devices are not permitted. Only one monitor or screen with a minimum resolution of 1366 x 768 is allowed. Be aware that some antivirus software can cause performance issues, and only one student per household should test at a time.
There must be an internal or external webcam that can be moved to show the proctor the testing environment. Students using laptops with built-in webcams will be asked to move the laptop to show the entire room.
Test takers must have a speaker and a microphone to hear and speak to the proctor. Headphones, earbuds, and microphones that are part of a headset are not allowed. If the student’s hair covers their ears, the proctor may ask them during check-in and after breaks to show that they are not using headphones or earbuds.
The testing location must have a reliable, consistent internet connection fast enough to search the web or stream music. VPN is not permitted during testing. Some corporate, business, or school networks may have settings that prevent testing.
The testing computer, mouse, and keyboard must be on a table or desk. The work surface and surrounding area must be free of all items not approved for use during testing. The student must be seated in a regular chair, not on a couch, bed, or floor.
Test takers must be physically located in the United States or Canada. The student must be alone during testing in a well-lit room devoid of posters or visible items that could benefit them and free from music, talking, or other noises. Test takers must dress appropriately; their picture is taken at the start of testing.
A parent or guardian can assist during the initial connection, room scan, and explanation of rules. Once these steps are completed, the parent/guardian must exit the room before testing begins but remain in an adjoining room to assist in the rare circumstance where an issue arises.
Cell phones are not allowed during testing. Students may have two blank pieces of paper, a pencil, a glass of water or a water bottle without a label, and all approved testing accommodations. The work surface must be clear of all other items. Food and snacks are only permitted during scheduled breaks.
We are committed to ensuring that test takers with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations. When completing your test registration for the SSAT at Home, we’ll provide approved accommodations to PSI, our remote proctoring partner, who will administer your student’s test.
- If your child requires additional accommodations beyond those already approved for a test, please contact email@example.com and work with our accommodations staff BEFORE scheduling with Prometric.
- When scheduling a test with approved accommodations, you may need to work directly with PSI at 1-833-207-1288; if necessary, the scheduling system will prompt you to call PSI.
What is the best way to prepare for the SSAT at Home?
The Official SSAT Online Practice from the creator of the SSAT at Home provides the best simulation for taking a computer-based SSAT. Complete with four full-length practice tests, 15 practice section tests, and over 50 quiz subjects.
Questions and Help Before Test Day
For help running the system check, call PSI Customer Care at 1-833-207-1288. For general SSAT questions, contact 1-609-683-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical Support On Test Day
For assistance with logging in, secure browser issues, or other technical issues, call the PSI Help Desk at 1-833-310-6425. Please monitor your email on test day for any important updates regarding your test and to receive confirmation of your student’s successful test submission.
Equity Tech Kit Support
If you received an Equity Tech Kit and need hardware or Wi-Fi assistance, contact ShockIT Support at 1-267-554-7087.
Rescheduling Your SSAT at Home Appointment
- SSAT at Home appointments can be rescheduled for free up to 72 hours before the original start time.
- You cannot reschedule within 72 hours of testing; students unable to attend the original appointment in this scenario must register and pay for a new session.
- Reschedule on the “My Tests” page in your EMA account, or contact PSI directly at 1-833-207-1288 to make that change.
- SSAT at Home appointments cannot be rescheduled to a Prometric or paper SSAT registration.
- Students who begin at-home testing on time but are unable to complete the SSAT due to technical issues can reschedule for free (rescheduling will be available in your account on the following day).