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Test Dates, Fees and Deadlines

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Middle & Upper Levels

Elementary Level

Standard Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

​Middle and Upper SSAT Standard Tests are held on eight Saturdays (and Sundays for testers who received approval for Sunday testing accommodations due to religious observance) during the testing year (August 1 - July 31). Elementary Level SSAT testing begins in December. Register early to avoid late fees and to ensure seating at your preferred test center, as rooms may fill up quickly. Calendar with test dates and deadlines below.

Testing normally begins at 9:00 am for all Standard tests, but testing times may vary, so check your admission ticket for the exact start time. Make sure you arrive at least ​30 minutes early.

Test Dates

2016-2017 Standard Test Registration Calendar

pdfClick here to view calendar PDF

2016 17 Registrant Deadline Calendar

Test Fees

Note: All fees are nonrefundable. Fee waiver information below.

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Regist​​​ration Type

​Test Type

​Fee​

​Timing

Regular Registration

Domestic Standard Middle/Upper Level (Elementary Level see below)

(Tests given in the U.S., Canada, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Saipan, USVI)

​$ 127 USD

​Closes 3 weeks prior to test date.

Notes for testing accommodations (TA):

 - Must receive TA approval before registering for a test

 - TA registration ends 2 weeks prior to test date

 - Be sure you are registering at a site that administers with TA

​Regular Registration

International Standard Middle/Upper Level

(All tests given in a country not listed above)

​$ 247 USD

​Closes 3 weeks prior to test date.

Notes for testing accommodations (TA):

 - Must receive TA approval before registering for a test

 - TA registration ends 2 weeks prior to test date

 - Be sure you are registering at a site that administers with TA​

Late Registration

​Regular Registration cost plus additional fee

$ 45 USD

​Begins three weeks prior to the test date and closes two weeks before the test date.

Rush Registration

​Regular Registration cost plus additional fee

​$ 85 USD

​Begins two weeks before the test date and closes the Wednesday prior to the test date.

​Regular Registration  

​Elementary Level 

​$ 80 USD

​​For more information about the Elementary Level SSAT, click here​​. ​

Change Fee

​To change an existing registration to another test date or center

​$ 35 USD

Click here for more information about changing a test date and/or center

​​Refund Policy

We do not offer refunds for registrations, late or rush fees, cancelled tests, or related fees. If you cannot test on the date for which you registered, you may reschedule to a different test date for a $35 change fee.

How to Change Your Test Registration

Fee Waivers

You may be eligible for a fee waiver if you are unable to pay the test fee due to economic hardship. A limited number of fee waivers are available directly from a school that is an SSATB member. SSATB does not offer fee waivers directly to students/families. If you are a student applying to a school that is a member, contact their admission office and ask them about fee waiver availability. Only one fee waiver can be applied at the time of registration.

You must obtain the fee waiver from a school before registering for a test. Fee waivers cannot be applied after test registration is completed. Fee waiver amounts are determined solely by the school and can be assigned for the full test fee or a partial payment. Fee waivers cannot be applied toward late or rush fees, test change fees, score order fees, publications, or any fees that have already been paid. Any additional fees must be paid at the time of registration.