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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your test center is not listed as Rescheduled for March 7, 2020, please contact us at email@example.com to reschedule your test.
No. 2 North Xisanhuan Road
No.1268, Guangzhou Avenue Middle
218 South Yili Road
17 Tseuk Luk Street
San Po Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
34 Global Edu-ro,
63644 Korea (South)
39/7 Soi Nichada Thani Samakee Road,
Amphur Pakkret Nonthaburi
1614 Main St.
P.O. Box 257
Kents Hill, ME 04349
22 Spackenkill Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
1 Chapman Parkway
Stony Brook, NY 11790
1079 Firetower Road
Colora, MD 21917
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.
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.
We have no indication that anyone enrolled in the test is suffering from the coronavirus.
We are happy to accommodate those who want to move the test date. To transfer your registration free of charge, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.