ISEE Registration Tips And Tricks

All you need to know about registering for the ISEE this year

All you need to know about registering for the ISEE

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time to register for the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam). ISEE test sites fill up quickly, so read our tips on how to plan accordingly. It’s important to note that this is not a one-size-fits-all process and that the suggestions below are general guidelines. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Registration will open for fall and winter ISEE test dates on August 1.
  • Consider the test format that is best for your student. Students can test in-person on paper at a school site, in-person online at a Prometric testing center, or online at home. We recommend in-person at Prometric or at a school site due to possible technical glitches with the at-home test.
  • Before registering, make sure you’ve taken note of the application deadlines for any of the schools you’re considering.
  • We suggest you register for two tests—one in November and one in December*. Keep in mind that students are permitted to take the ISEE once per “testing season.” The current seasons applicable to 2022 applicants are Fall (August–November) and Winter (December–March). 
    • *Some private and independent schools host the ISEE as a “closed test site” for only their students in the Fall testing season (August–November). Check with your child’s school to see if this is the case. If so, the school will provide a code that you’ll use to register for that test. 
  • We recommend students take their winter test before winter break (in December), as it meets cut-off dates and concludes prep and testing. If an early January test date is better for you and will allow you to meet all application cut-off dates, then go for it.
  • Do not list any of the schools you’re considering when you register or else the scores will be directly sent. You can send the scores individually later on.
  • During registration, remember to select the “Expedited Test Results” option if you would like to receive scores more quickly.

If your child has a special accommodations request, it must be approved prior to registration.




Step 1Create a Parent Account before you register

Step 2 – Request special accommodations if your child needs them. 

Step 3Register for the ISEE on August 1st. 


To learn more about how the testing landscape has changed and what might be in store for the ISEE, check out our most recent blog here.

For more information on the ISEE check out their ISEE FAQs. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, you can try them by phone or email at (800) 446-0320 or We’re also always available for questions or consultations. Don’t hesitate to contact us or reach out to your director.