The Exam School Deadline Is Sept. 20, 2019: Don't Miss Your Chance to Register for FREE

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The deadline to register for the ISEE is fast approaching on September 20, 2019. The ISEE is the test used to determine acceptance into Boston's three exam schools. If you haven't already signed up for emails from Boston School Finder, make sure to subscribe now to stay in the loop. Here's a quick overview of what you need to know about registering for this important test.

The ISEE is FREE to eligible Boston students.

BPS offers the ISEE test free of charge to all students who reside in Boston in grades 6, 8, and 9. This means even non-BPS 6th, 8th, and 9th grade students in Boston may take this test for free—but you have to register for it.

Any eligible student who wants to apply to exam schools must take the ISEE.

The ISEE makes up 50 percent of an exam school's admission score. You cannot apply or attend an exam school without taking the ISEE.

Any eligible student who wants to take the ISEE must register by the Sept. 20 deadline.

New for 2019, 6th grade students in BPS schools will take the ISEE in-school on Thursday, November 7, 2019. All other students—including all BPS 8th and 9th grade students and all non-BPS 6th grade students—will take the ISEE on Saturday, November 9, 2019. If your student wants to take the ISEE, they MUST register by Friday, September 20, 2019 whether they're taking the Thursday or Saturday session of the ISEE.

Click here to register online for the ISEE test via the BPS website.

To learn more about Boston's exam schools, visit our Exam School & ISEE Overview Resource Page or download our ISEE Timeline and Checklist here.

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