ISEE Admission


Entrance To Grades 2 - 12                     


Help your student find the right school. The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE®) is widely accepted, accurate, and provides advanced insights to both schools and students to help guide the admission process. ERB works hard to support families throughout the process by providing materials to fully understand the ISEE testing process.


**Registration now available for 2016-17.**



The ISEE Student Guide includes comprehensive information about the ISEE and a complete listing of test site dates and locations. Download the ISEE Student Guide.


ISEE Fee Schedule

Assessment Candidates for Grades Pricing
ISEE Mail-In or Online Registration Grades 2-12 $105.00
ISEE Phone Registration Grades 2-12 $130.00
ISEE Online Testing at Prometric Grades 5-12 $185.00


For additional information about fees associated with the ISEE admission assessment such as late registration, change of registration, or refunds, please refer to the ISEE student guide.


Important Updates for Families for Fall 2016!

**Registration now available for 2016-17.**


Our approach to independent school admission assessment has been – and always will be – to put ERB member schools and prospective families first and foremost. Offering more options to applicants extends our commitment to parents and students who are navigating the independent school admission process.


Be sure to click below to find out information about


  • Testing fees for 2016-2017
  • Ability for families to review scores before sharing them with a school
  • Students being able to test more than once, with ISEE’s new Testing Seasons (see graphic below)

Testing At A Prometric Location

Students may take the ISEE at approved ERB member school test sites, Prometric locations worldwide, or at ERB’s New York City office. Quick registration is available online, as well as by mail. The ISEE team works directly with families to answer any questions about registration.


  • Prometric sites offer online administration and are available only for students entering grades 5-12.

View the video to learn about testing at Prometric


icon_preparing.png What to Expect on the ISEE

The What to Expect on the ISEE preparation books enable students to get an idea of the format of the ISEE in general, the directions, the types of test items, and the answer sheet. Download the What to Expect on the ISEE for each level below.


Access online interactive What To Expect On The ISEE materialsfor entrance to Grades 2, 3, and 4 (Primary level)

Download what to Expect On The ISEE - for entrance to grades 5 and 6 (Lower Level)

Download What To Expect On The ISEE PDF - for entrance to Grades 7 and 8 (middle level)

Download What To Expect On The ISEE PDF - for entrance to Grades 9-12 (Upper Level)


Students and parents can access an online interactive practice ISEE to familiarize themselves with the format of the assessment.  Hard copies of the What to Expect on the ISEE guide can be purchased by clicking here.


Starting in August of 2016, students may register to take the ISEE up to three times in a 12-month admission cycle, once in any or all of three testing seasons. The seasons are Fall (August–November), Winter (December–March), and Spring/Summer (April–July). ISEE does not encourage multiple testing, but we do offer students and families that option.