Students may take the ISEE up to three times (once in each defined period) in order to secure their best possible score (scroll down for dates):
August – November
December – March
April – July (usually for transfers only)
We recommend registering for both a November and January test date so that students can treat the November test as a practice run.
Only submit your ISEE scores to a school if you’re 100% confident that those are the best scores that you want them to see.
Do not choose a school to automatically receive your scores at registration (unless you don’t care about them seeing possibly low scores).
Most Houston schools require that you submit your best ISEE scores to them by mid-to-late January. The score deadlines for select Houston schools are listed below; be sure to refer to each school’s website for the most up to date admissions info:
The Kinkaid School – January 11, 2023
Awty International School – January 13, 2023
Episcopal High School – January 13, 2023
St. John’s School – January 13, 2023
Strake Jesuit – January 31, 2023
St. Agnes Academy – February 1, 2023
Where your child takes the ISEE doesn’t matter.
Students can take the ISEE at a school even if they don’t apply to that school.
Your top choice schools do not penalize you for not taking the ISEE at their school, so choose the date that works best for your needs.
Some schools offer testing with accommodations; these schools are denoted with an asterisk (*).
Some schools only offer closed testing dates. These testing opportunities are only available for students who are currently enrolled or who have submitted an application to that school. Closed testing sites are denoted on the calendar with two asterisks (**).
The ISEE is usually offered on paper for a basic fee of $150.
Prometric testing centers are generally where you’ll find computer based tests for a price of $210 and are self-scheduled anytime. Since the start of the Pandemic, students can also schedule an at-home test with a virtual proctor.