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Test Day Checklist

1. Print your Student's Admission Ticket

Admission TicketLog-in at portal.ssat.org and click “print ticket” if you didn’t print it during registration.

For step-by-step instructions, click here.

Approved for testing accommodations? Be sure to bring the second page titled “Testing Accommodations Approval.”

2. Know What to Bring

  • Admission Ticket with Snacks and PencilAdmission Ticket
  • #2 Pencils (no mechanical pencils)
  • Snack or Drink

TIP: Bring snacks and drinks in a clear zip top bag with your student’s name on it.

3. Know What is Restricted

Restricted SignMany everyday items are restricted and are best left at home.

Know that if restricted ttems are brought, they must be placed in the restricted items area upon entering the test room when instructed.

Review the list of restricted items below and understand the SSAT cell phone policy.

Restricted Items
All Electronics
  • Calculators
  • Cell Phones (MUST BE OFF)
  • Fitness Tracker Wristbands
  • Media Players
  • Watches
Personal Items
  • Backpacks
  • Bags
  • Large Jewelry
  • Purses
  • Coats
  • Hats
Other Items
  • Books
  • Erasers
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Notes or Paper
  • Pens
  • Rulers

SSAT Cell Phone Policy
CELL PHONES ARE RESTRICTED ITEMS. We strongly discourage students from bringing a cell phone to the test center. However, we understand that bringing a cell phone may be necessary for security or transportation reasons. IF STUDENTS BRING A CELL PHONE, THEY MUST STRICTLY ABIDE BY ALL CELL PHONE RULES:
  • Ensure the phone is off
  • Place the phone in the restricted items area when prompted
  • Do NOT attempt to access or use it at any time, including during breaks.

Possessing a Restricted item during testing will result in your student being excused from testing, the test being cancelled without refund, and may limit the opportunity to retest.

4. Know Where to Go

GPSThe address for you test center is listed at the top of your admission ticket.

Check the “Special Instructions” section on your admission ticket for any notes about arriving, parking, or public transportation.

5. Allow Enough Time

Hand Holding TimerTesting begins promptly. Students will NOT be admitted after testing begins.

It’s best to arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to the start of testing.

Testing normally begins at 9 a.m.. Check the “Special Instructions” section on your admission ticket for any special start times.

6. Know What to Expect

Student TestingEnsure you and your student review what to expect on test day.

This will decrease stress and help you both get ready.

7. Check for Closures & Cancellations

Weather AlertCheck your email and the SSAT news page for information about cancellations before you leave.

Rest assured that if there is a cancellation, we will work to set up a rescheduled test (normally one week later) and either allow you to test at that time, transfer free of charge to any other test date/location within the current testing season, or receive a refund.