The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is a standardized entrance test used by many independent schools. It measures the basic verbal, quantitative, and reading skills students develop over time — skills that are needed for successful performance at UCC. There is no minimum test score required. Test results are used in conjunction with other information gained during the admission process to round out our understanding of the applicant’s abilities. While we don’t endorse any test preparation courses, we do suggest applicants use the resources available through the SSAT Practice Portal
to practice before writing the test.
All applicants are required to register for and write the SSAT as early as possible beginning in September. To begin, you must create a student account
with SSAT. Once you’ve created an account, you can register to write the test at a nearby location. Please include UCC as a score recipient (test centre code 7858) when you register for any test. To add UCC as a score recipient after you've registered, follow these SSAT instructions for sending scores
. We will only accept test results directly from the SSAT organization. Use the SSAT’s Test Center Search
to find a location near you.
If the SSAT is not available in your area, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or 416-488-1125 ext. 2221 to make alternate arrangements.
Additional testing requirement for international students applying to Year 10 or 11
International students applying for Year 10 or Year 11 for whom English is not their primary language of instruction must also submit results from one of the following tests: Duolingo
, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL
) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS
) to provide the admission committee with a clear sense of the student’s English language proficiency. International students who have been studying in a primarily English-language school for three (3) years or more are exempt from this requirement.
Please follow these instructions when registering for a language test in order to have the test results sent directly to Upper Canada College:Duolingo:
choose Upper Canada College from a dropdown menuTOEFL:
use school code 5295IELTS: