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A Simple Guide to SSAT Registration

Students wanting to attend private school would consider the SSAT test to be of colossal and tremendous importance, on which their lives, wellbeing, careers, (or whatever) depend on, but many are unsure of how to register for it properly.

These step-by-step instructions, a.k.a. «smooth moves» will help you through the sign-up to allow the registration process to be as simple as a potato pie.

What you need to know about the exam

Your SSAT scores will need to be submitted to the fancy private school in which you hope to attend as part of the application form.

The particular SSAT level you’ll need to sit will be based on the grade you’re currently in. There are three different levels of SSAT so make sure that you apply for the right one. Be sure to apply for the boundary level that you’re situated in and not the one that you’ll be progressing to next year. The boundaries are:

- Elementary Students Level (Grades 3-4)

- Middle Students Level (Grades 5-7)

- Upper Students Level (Grades 8-11)

After collecting all the necessary information and forms needed for your application, the registration is straightforward. Following the next steps will allow this process to be quick and simple, or to speak more elegantly: «easy peezy».

What you’ll need for your SSAT application:

- Information regarding your address and other contact details,

- Your chosen top three schools of which you would like to be considered an applicant (your results will be sent to these schools and you can also alter this after the test has taken place),

- Your parents’ credit card details to make payment.

SSAT registering: five key moves

Get your personal account

The initial step must be to create an account through the SSAT website. Two accounts will need to be created; one for the student who will be sitting the exam and another for their parent/guardian so they’ll be kept up to date and able to moderate their child’s activities.

Information such as address, contact details, child’s DOB and current grade will be needed to set up the accounts.

If you have several children who are interested in taking the exam, they will each require their own accounts. However, only one parent/guardian account will be necessary for moderation.

Commence the Registration

Right after you finished the account creation phase, choose “Manage My SSAT” option and select “Register for SSAT.” A menu will be suggested to you demonstrating the one-by-one steps necessary for the completion of SSAT registration.

Decide when and where

Further specifications need to be made regarding the possibility of additional accommodation or adaptations to exam dates due to religious reasons. Next, you’ll need to pick the current grade of the student. Then you’ll be provided with the virtual schedule that contains “time’n’place’ information regarding all the forthcoming SSAT events. Moreover, a list of all nearby facilities where the test will take place will be displayed on the screen. Choose any test that suits most.      

Decide which school will get your exam results (if you want)

After this, you’ll need to name the schools in which you wish the score reports of the SSAT exam to be delivered to. You’ll be permitted three schools for the scores to be sent to without additional charges.

If you’re undecided about which establishments you would prefer the scores to be sent to, you are able to wait until after the exam as the SSAT reports are sent out approximately two weeks afterward.

Select extra-options and pay the fee

Now you’ll need to decide whether you require supplementary extra-options rush reporting.  The last action of the registration process you’ll need to complete is signing up the paying credit card information for the fee of the SSAT exam and any accompanying supplements you wish to purchase. Below is a table with the examination types prices. Domestic test category denotes only the tests carried out in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, etc. International category denotes the examinations that take place in the foreign countries apart from the previously mentioned. All expenses, naturally, must be paid in American dollars.


Cost (USD)

Elementary Level (Domestic)


Elementary Level (International)


Middle or Upper Level (Domestic)


Middle or Upper Level (International)



Here is the table containing both past and forthcoming examination dates and deadlines.

SSAT Dates and Deadlines

Here is the table containing both past and forthcoming dates and deadlines.

You are supposed to complete registration for the examination a.s.a.p. (about 3 weeks before its start or so) to not pay past due date fees.


Standard Test Date

Regular Registration

Starts Aug 1, 2017 & Ends:

Late Registration +$45

Begins at Midnight EST:

Rush Registration +$85

Begins at Midnight EST:

Last Day for Registration

(Without Testing Accommodations)

Ends 11:59PM EST:

Sat, Oct 14, 2017

Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Sun, Oct 1, 2017

Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Sat, Jan 6, 2018

Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Wed, Jan 3, 2018

Sat, Feb 3, 2018

Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Sat, Mar 3, 2018

Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Sun, Apr 1, 2018

Sun, Apr 8, 2018

Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Sat, Jun 9, 2018

Sat, May 19, 2018

Sun, May 20, 2018

Sun, May 27, 2018

Wed, June 6, 2018


You’ll be able to apply for the SSAT exam three days before it takes place. However, you will be charged $45-$85, calculated by how late your registration is.

If the student taking the exam requires further accommodation during testing or date adaptation due to religious reasons, be sure to make an application for this. If you require any of these alterations, submit an application at least four weeks in advance to guarantee your requests and ensure that any needed materials are applied for at least two weeks before the exam takes place.

SSAT exams allow entrance to private schools many students aspire to attend and there are levels suitable for elementary, middle and high school students. This test application is relatively easy, but it pays to be prepared beforehand to enable a swifter process.

To ensure that as many students as possible have the chance to access private schooling, there are many SSAT application dates running throughout the year. To avoid the late fees, make sure that you apply at least three weeks before the exam date. If it is a last minute decision and you’re able to pay the late fees, remember that it’s possible to register up to three days before the exam takes place.

 So to rephrase the old-school vintage fighting game: «Register for your destiny!»

And as usual, best of luck to you!

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