Secondary School Admission Test

The SSAT is the required admission test for many of the best independent schools in the world. The SSAT is designed for students in grades three through post graduate and is administered on three levels (Elementary, Middle, and Upper).

The Elementary Level SSAT is administered to children grades three and four who are applying for admission to grades four and five. The Middle Level SSAT is for children in grades five through seven who seek admission into grades six through eight. The Upper Level SSAT is given to children in grades eight through twelve who are applying for admission to grades nine through post graduate.

There are two types of SSAT test administrations: the Standard administration, which is given on eight designated Saturdays during the academic year at test sites around the world, and the Flex administration, which is an individual or group test administered on any date other than the eight Standard dates.

Remember: Your SSAT score is just one part of your complete application to an independent school, and while it is important, it is not the only criteria for admission! Schools look at your academic record and teacher and personal recommendations, plus they pay close attention to how well you might fit with their school during your tours, visits, interviews, and more.

Learn more about the SSAT! Visit the Help Center to sign up for a free webinar!

Click here to view top schools in the US, Canada, and around the world that accept the SSAT.

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