The traditional paper SSAT remains the preferred option for many students because it resembles the classroom testing experience with students completing answer sheets and the writing sample in pencil. The Standard SSAT is administered at authorized test centers, typically schools.
The Standard paper test dates are listed below. Availability varies by location, and if you don't find a Standard test that works for your family, consider Flex testing or taking a computer-based SSAT via Prometric or at-home testing. Please note that registration for Standard tests with accommodations closes 14 days before each test.
The "International" designation refers to all testing locations outside of the United States and Canada.
Paper Standard SSATs begin at 9 a.m. local time of the test center unless otherwise noted on your student's admission ticket. Plan to arrive 30-45 minutes before the start time. A Late Fee applies for registrations between the Sunday three weeks before each test and the Sunday two weeks prior, when a Rush Fee applies until registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on the Wednesday before each test.
Scores from paper tests are typically released to schools and families within two weeks after completed test materials are received. Families can access scores and send them to schools and educational consultants for free through our online portal. We also offer add-on score services for notifications, printed reports, and hand scoring.
The Official SSAT Practice Materials from the assessment team that creates the SSAT include Online Practice and Guide Books. Both have four full-length practice tests mirroring the SSAT experience. Get started with the free Mini-Practice Test to identify where to focus studying.