Admission Testing

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When & Where to Test

SSAT dates are listed below. 

ISEE dates and times vary by location. If testing in Portland, OR register at Prometric

The HSPT dates and times vary by location. If applying to a Catholic high school it is likely your child will be taking this test. Please contact that school directly for information.

The ACTPSAT, and SAT have set nationwide testing dates, see their websites for details.

Fee Waiver

To request a need-based fee waiver for the SSAT or ISEE, please complete the fee waiver request form.


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Score Reports

If taking the SSAT or ISEE be sure to designate Catlin Gabel as a score recipient when you register.

For the HSPT, ACT, PSAT, or SAT you will need to provide a copy of your official score report prior to the application deadline.

If you are not taking the SSAT at Catlin Gabel

please email us with the type of test you are taking and your testing date.

SSAT Testing Dates

Please register as soon as possible to guarantee a seat and avoid late and rush registration fees. Registration begins August 1, 2019. Most SSAT dates are nationwide, and testing begins at 9am unless otherwise noted. You may register to test at any location. If testing at Catlin Gabel you will receive an email 48 hours prior to your test date with details.

  • Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
  • Saturday, Nov 16, 2019
  • Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
  • Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 - last testing day for applicants to the Palma Scholars Program
  • Saturday, Jan 25, 2020*
  • Saturday, Feb 1, 2020*
  • Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 - last testing day for all applicants (note: this testing day is after the February 3 application deadline please be sure you are registered prior to this deadline)

*Jan 25 available only at Oregon Episcopal School testing center, Feb 1 available only at Catlin Gabel testing center


accommodations seating:

If you are an applicant to Catlin Gabel and approved for accommodations, but cannot find an open seat at an Oregon location, please email us. Include what date you would like to test and a list of your approved accommodations. Please be aware of registration deadlines for testing with accommodations.

SSAT Score Information

There is no minimum score requirement. Below is a look at how admitted applicants have scored over the last three years.

Admit Grade
Average Score
6 1889
7 1943
8 2049
9 2153
10 2174
11 2195
12 n/a
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Applying to the Palma Scholars Program?

Students in the program belong to a cohort of high-achieving, community-minded peers under the mentorship of a master teacher. Explore the program page for more program information, requirements, and deadlines.

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Come Visit Us

We encourage you to visit campus early in your exploration process. Students are welcome to attend with their parents/guardians. Registration is available via the admission portal September through early February.

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