Testing Dates & Locations

SSAT Entrance Exam 

Please register for the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) here.
To have your scores sent to Burroughs, please fill in school code 4250 when registering. 

Please note that Burroughs requests that the SSAT be taken by the end of January if possible. If you have any trouble meeting this date, please email Nancy Vogt for assistance.

The cost of the SSAT is $149 and in the case of financial need, a fee waiver can be issued. Please email Caroline LaVigne to request financial assistance.

The SSAT at Home is the same format of testing as the SSAT. 

We understand that there have been technical glitches with the SSAT at Home and are sorry for any stress or inconvenience this may have caused.

If applicants have results from standardized testing given at the applicant’s current school, during the 2020-2021 school year, these may be submitted in lieu of SSAT scores.

Test Format

The Middle Level SSAT is a multiple-choice test for students currently in grades 5-7 that consists of verbal, qualitative (math), and reading comprehension sections.

Section Number of Questions Duration
Writing Sample 1 (unscored) 25 minutes
Break   5 minutes
Quantitative 25 30 minutes
Reading 40 40 minutes
Break   10 minutes
Verbal 60 30 minutes
Quantitative 25 30 minutes
Experimental 16 15 minutes
Totals 167 3 hours, 5 minutes

Of the 167 items including the writing sample, only 150 questions are scored. 

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