Here’s How COVID-19 Affects the SSAT

COVID-19 has changed all aspects of our lives, and that includes standardized testing. Here is how the global pandemic affects SSAT test-taking. 

The SSAT Enrollment Management Association (EMA) is carefully monitoring national and international advisories from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding COVID-19. In light of this rapidly evolving situation and recognizing the presence of this virus across our communities, we have taken proactive measures to ensure the safety of our students, test center administrators and proctors, members, and employees.

Following recommendations from health authorities, EMA has cancelled all SSAT Flex and Benchmark administrations from March 14, 2020 through at least May 31, 2020. EMA has cancelled the April 25/26 2020 SSAT Standard administration. Depending on changing conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, EMA may further extend the suspension of Flex, Benchmark, and Standard administrations as needed in accordance with local, state, and federal governmental rules, regulations, policies and guidance as well as the guidance of independent epidemiological experts. 

All test centers in the United States and Canada are currently non-operational and cannot deliver exams until further notice. Some limited international test centers in unaffected areas may be operational.

EMA is happy to accommodate those who want to change their test date and location as COVID-19 affects the SSAT. We have updated your online account to allow free test changes to any test until July 31, 2020. You may also email us regarding a free test change at

Some families have been asking about what happens if students are unable to test in time to meet their application deadlines. Application deadlines and requirements are determined by each individual school. As such, any questions specifically related to deadlines should be directed to the school in which a student is applying. However, given the nature of this evolving global health situation, EMA encourages schools to monitor national advisories regarding the pandemic and to communicate clearly and proactively with families regarding any changes in admission requirements. The EMA membership team is available to assist schools in determining their plan of action for impacted students.

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Allison Green
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