The Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) is used primarily for admission
to boarding schools and military schools in the U.S. , Canada and around the
world. Some private secondary schools also accept this test. The SSAT
has 2 different levels: Lower Level and Upper Level. All students
applying for 8th grade and above will take the Upper Level.
The Princeton Review Difference
What's In It For You
You'll learn from completely updated materials that reflect everything you
need to know to succeed on the SSAT:
- Personal attention with an average of 8-10 students per class (and no less
than 15 students per class)
- Talented, dynamic instructors vetted through the most rigorous training in
- Exclusive, proven Princeton Review methods and strategies
- Access to full-length practice SSATs, with 2 available under proctored
- Princeton Review SSAT Student Manual
- Official SSAT Study Guide
How We Teach SSAT Courses
We explain concepts tested on the exams and teach proven test-taking
techniques. All lessons are focused on beating the SSAT. What's on the SSAT
The SSAT is 155 minutes in length and consists of four multiple-choice
sections and a writing sample. The following areas are tested: Verbal,
Quantitative, and Reading . The writing sample is not scored by SSAT (Secondary
School Admissions Test), nor is a copy included with the report sent to
students. A copy is only mailed to the student's respective schools.
Quantitative (2 separate sections; each contains 25 questions, 30 minutes)
tests your knowledge of general mathematical concepts, including arithmetic,
algebra, and geometry. There are no quantitative comparison questions.
Verbal (60 questions, 30 minutes) tests your knowledge of vocabulary using
two different question types: synonyms and analogies. There are no sentence
Reading (40 questions, 40 minutes) tests your ability to read and understand
short passages. These reading passages include both fiction (including poetry
and folklore) and nonfiction.
Essay (1 essay topic, 25 minutes) is not scored, but a copy is forwarded to
the schools to which you apply.
How to register
Register online at www.ssat.org at any time or
mail/fax a completed registration form to SSAT by the regular registration
When to take the SSAT
The SSAT is administered once a month from November through April and once in
June. It can be taken at various locations throughout the country.