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Test dates, fees, and other important registration info for the SSAT are always changing, so check out the SSAT website before you register for the test. Here, you can find the latest information about registering for the SSAT, and you can even register online. Also, if you observe a Saturday Sabbath, the SSAT website shows you how to register for a Sunday exam.

After registration is complete, you receive an admission ticket, which allows you to enter the testing center — so be sure to keep it in a safe place! Most exams begin at 9 a.m. and end around 12 p.m. Check your admission ticket for details and make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes early so you have plenty of time to check in and get ready for the test. You may not be allowed to take the test if you're late, so make sure you get there early instead.

When you take the SSAT, bring your SSAT admission ticket, some form of identification, two sharpened #2 pencils, a good eraser, and a pen for the writing sample. (Note: Make sure the pencils are #2, which is usually labeled on the box and the pencil itself, because other kinds may not be read correctly by the scoring machine.) You can't bring books, papers, calculators, phones, watches with alarms, or basically any other electronic devices. Also, no visitors are allowed in the testing room.

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Vince Kotchian is an elite test-prep tutor and admissions consultant who has helped hundreds of students get into the schools of their choice. Curt Simmons is a professional educator and freelance writer who has authored several test-prep titles on a variety of topics, including many For Dummies titles.

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