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.