When is the ISEE Taken?

The ISEE can be taken up to three times in an admission cycle, once per testing season: Fall (August–November), Winter (December–March), and Spring/Summer (April–July). Most independent high schools require students to take either the ISEE during the academic year in which they submit their application, so we recommend that most students take the test in the Fall and Winter windows.

The ISEE is given frequently throughout the year, both on a computer and in pencil-and-paper format. You can find dates at locations near you on the official ISEE website.

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Is the ISEE being offered remotely now?

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, ERB will be offering the ISEE At Home, a remotely-proctored, online exam. This option is only available to students applying to Grades 5–12 and testing in the United States and Canada.

For more information on the ISEE At Home, visit the official ISEE website.

Closures to test centers administering the test due to COVID-19 will also be posted on the official ISEE website.