ISEE FAQ

Does Jesuit offer the ISEE with accommodations  for students with a diagnosed learning difference?
Yes! In addition to accepting scores for the ISEE with accommodations taken at other testing sites, Strake Jesuit offers the ISEE with accommodations on campus. Click here to learn more about taking the ISEE with accommodations. Accommodations offered at Strake Jesuit include extended time (50% extra time), a large print test, and the ability mark answers in the test booklet. The Extended Time exam will end around 1:30.
 
Can I pre-register for the exam? 
Yes, students must pre-register to take the ISEE; no walk-up testers will be accepted. Students must be registered by October 20, 2018 to avoid paying the late registration fee. Registration closes completely on October 27. 

How do I send my son’s scores to more than one high school? 
During the registration process, you will be asked which schools you would like to send your son's scores to.

If my son takes the exam at Jesuit, will that increase his chances of being admitted to Jesuit? 
No. Strake Jesuit does not consider an applicant’s testing location during the admissions decision making process. Your son’s testing site will have no effect on his application to Jesuit. Your son is welcome to take the entrance exam at any of the test site offering the exam. Please note, the above policy applies to Strake Jesuit only. Each high school has its own policies regarding testing location, so you should check with each individual high school about their particular requirements. 

May I use a calculator? 
No. Calculators are not necessary and are not allowed during the test.

Do I need to bring my own pencil? 
No. Pencils will be provided in the testing room. However, you may bring your own pencils if you wish.

If I don't know the answer to a question, should I guess? 
Yes. You are awarded points only for the questions you answer correctly. No points will be deducted for wrong answers, so it is best to guess if you are not sure of the answer.

When will I receive my son's test scores? 
For paper ISEE testing, score reports are available online only for families who request “Expedited Scores with Online Access” and pay the $35 additional fee. Otherwise, ERB mails a student’s score report to the address given at the time of registration. This report arrives 7-10 business days after the test administration.

Are there study materials or sample tests available for the ISEE? 
Many optional study materials are available online and in bookstores that include study tips and full sample exams. Strake Jesuit does not endorse any particular study aid.

My son is applying as an incoming 11th or 12th grade transfer student. Does he need to take the ISEE? 
No. We will utilize his standardized test scores from high school instead of the ISEE or HSPT.

Does Strake Jesuit prefer either the HSPT or the ISEE? 
No. Students will be given equal consideration regardless of entrance exam taken.