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.
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. 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. A 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 without 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.
- 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).