News & Alerts

From The Enrollment Management Association, Makers of the SSAT.

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Coronavirus Update:

The Enrollment Management Association (EMA) is carefully monitoring international and national advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the recent coronavirus outbreak. We are taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of our students, test center administrators and proctors, members, and employees. As a precaution, we have decided to close test centers in the impacted areas and require a completed Travel Declaration from anyone entering our test centers. Please see the information below and contact us if you have any questions. 

Update Regarding the Vietnam International Admission Symposium
The Vietnam International Admission Symposium planned for February 20-22 at UNIS Hanoi has been changed to a virtual event. All participants and presenters have received an email with further information. Please reach out to Jennifer Davis with any questions.

Closed Test Centers

The following list displays test centers that are currently, or will be, nonoperational and cannot deliver exams. If your test center is listed below and marked as Rescheduled for: March 7, 2020, your test registration will be moved to March 7, 2020 automatically and you will receive an email with instructions. If you have not been contacted by March 5, 2020, please email us directly at info@ssat.org.

If your test center is not listed as Rescheduled for March 7, 2020, please contact us at info@ssat.org to reschedule your test.

China

Beijing Foreign Studies University

February 8, 2020
Rescheduled for:
March 7, 2020

K150

No. 2 North Xisanhuan Road
Beijing, 100089
China

China

Guangzhou Sport University

February 8, 2020
Rescheduled for:
March 7, 2020

K152

No.1268, Guangzhou Avenue Middle
Tianhe District
Guangzhou, 510250
China

China

Shanghai Hongqiao International School

February 8, 2020
Rescheduled for:
March 7, 2020

K151

218 South Yili Road
Shanghai, 201103
China

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Test Center - HKEAA Test Rooms (San Po Kong)

February 8, 2020
Rescheduled for:
March 7, 2020

HK02

17 Tseuk Luk Street
San Po Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Japan

The American School of Japan

February 8, 2020
Rescheduled for:
March 7, 2020

1253

1-1-1 Nomizu
Chofu-Shi
Tokyo, 1820031
Japan

South Korea

Korea International School, Jeju Campus

February 8, 2020
Rescheduled for:
March 7, 2020

4438

34 Global Edu-ro,
260beon-gil Daejeong-eup
Seogwipo-si Jeju-do,
63644 Korea (South)

Thailand

International School Bangkok

February 8, 2020
Rescheduled for:
March 7, 2020

L715

39/7 Soi Nichada Thani Samakee Road,
Amphur Pakkret Nonthaburi
Nonthaburi, 11120
Thailand

USA

Kents Hill School

February 8, 2020
Rescheduled for:
March 7, 2020

4354

1614 Main St.
P.O. Box 257
Kents Hill, ME 04349

USA

Oakwood Friends School

February 8, 2020
Rescheduled for:
March 7, 2020

5518

22 Spackenkill Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

USA

The Stony Brook School

February 8, 2020
Rescheduled for:
March 7, 2020

7510

Memorial Hall
1 Chapman Parkway
Stony Brook, NY 11790

USA

West Nottingham Academy

February 8, 2020
Rescheduled for:
March 7, 2020

8146

1079 Firetower Road
Colora, MD 21917

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Enrollment Management Association taking these steps?

We place the health and safety of our test-taker families and our employees as our highest priority. Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking our test takers and SSAT staff to take some common-sense steps to help us provide a safe environment.

Specifically, what steps is EMA requiring?

First, we are asking a parent/guardian of each test taker taking the paper-based SSAT test, as well as all EMA test center staff who administer the paper-based SSAT to sign a Family Travel Declaration affirming that they have not visited or lived in any of the areas impacted by the coronavirus since January 25, 2020 or come into contact with any person who has. Students and test center staff who cannot affirm this or do not complete the Travel Declaration will not be admitted to the test center. We are also making sure that test center staff at all EMA test centers that administer the paper-based SSAT monitor compliance and look for students who may be exhibiting symptoms of illnesses that could impact other test takers. Any such apparently-ill students observed by test center staff at EMA test centers will not be permitted to test.Students registered for the computer-based SSAT at a Prometric test center, which is not subject to the policies of EMA, may elect to continue testing at Prometric, transfer to a paper-based test center if space is available, or change their test date without incurring any additional fees.

Does EMA have any indication that currently enrolled test takers could be affected by the virus?

We have no indication that anyone enrolled in the test is suffering from the coronavirus.

What if we do not want to sit for the test on February 8, 2020? Can we move to another date?

We are happy to accommodate those who want to move the test date. To transfer your registration free of charge, please contact info@ssat.org

What prevents a test taker from signing the declaration if they are ill, regardless of their travel to impacted areas?

While we are counting on our test takers and their families to answer honestly, it is important to note that the Family Travel Declaration required before testing is a legal declaration. Any parent/guardian falsifying a statement will be held liable, given the importance of these matters and the protection of all. In addition, at all EMA test centers that administer the paper-based SSAT, if any student who appears at a test center is obviously exhibiting symptoms of illness that could interfere with the student’s ability to test or that of other students at the test center, the test center administrator may refuse to admit them to the test center or stop their test if it has already begun.

Are you taking any special steps with students who may fly internationally to take the test?

Out of an abundance of caution in this evolving global health situation, we are requiring all students to have a parent/guardian complete and sign the Travel Declaration and meet all of its conditions. Many of those from impacted areas are already subject to travel restrictions and other guidelines from international authorities. In addition, most major airlines and international airports have instituted strict health screening procedures to identify travelers who may be ill or present a risk of spreading the virus.

How do I get the latest information about this issue, or any up-to-date information?

We encourage test takers and their families to bookmark and monitor this website for the most up-to-date information as it relates to the SSAT.

https://go.enrollment.org/alerts

How did EMA arrive at these precautions?

EMA carefully reviewed guidance and advisories issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and have erred on the side of greater caution to best protect families and test center staff because there are too many unknowns regarding the coronavirus at this time.

What is EMA doing to monitor the situation?

We are continually and carefully monitoring guidance and advisories issued by the CDC and the WHO. We encourage students and families to bookmark and monitor our website for the latest information as it relates to the SSAT, and to check the WHO and CDC websites.

What steps are you taking at test centers?

First, for all EMA test centers that administer the paper-based SSAT, we will have test administrators and proctors on hand to validate that we have a completed Family Travel Declaration from each test taker that indicates that they should be admitted to the test center. We are also making sure that test center staff look for students who may be exhibiting symptoms of illnesses that could impact other test takers, and any such students will not be permitted to test or, if observed after testing begins, will be asked to stop testing and leave the test center.

What if my child has a simple cold? Will he or she be turned away?

Yes, it is possible. We are urging all test takers that are suffering from any respiratory illness to reschedule their test. If a test administrator, proctor, or staff member observes a student exhibiting symptoms of illnesses that could impact other test takers, any such students will not be permitted to test or, if observed after testing begins, will be asked to stop testing and leave the test center.

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 international and national advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the recent coronavirus outbreak in China 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.

Contact

The Enrollment Management Association
862 Route 518
Skillman, New Jersey, 08558 USA

Telephone:
Member Hotline: 609-683-5558
Students and Families: 609-683-4440

Email:
Members: members@enrollment.org
Students / Families: info@ssat.org
Test Centers: testgroup@enrollment.org