Entrance Exam

Applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) provided by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) as part of the admission process. Applicants may choose to take the examination at any test center listed in the ISEE Student Guide. Seattle Lutheran High School will offer the exam on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Exam reports need to be sent to Seattle Lutheran High School; our school code is 481167.

Applicants can register for 2019 – 2020 test dates beginning the first week in August. Starting August 1, the cost of an ISEE large group administration at a school will be $125. ERB will continue to provide expedited scoring and reporting for all testers. There is no additional charge for this expedited scoring and reporting service.

Registering online is the fastest and easiest way to secure a testing date. If you are a parent or guardian, you should create a parent account online where you can register and manage testing for multiple students. Each student within your parent account will have a separate profile, testing dates, and score reports. If you plan to request accommodations for your student(s), you must do so before registering for a test date. There are a variety of locations at which your student(s) can take the ISEE. Testing fees and test format availability will vary by location.


Many ERB member schools offer ISEE testing for the convenience of local students and families. The number of students testing at a site will vary by school. Testing format availability (paper or online) will vary by location. ERB provides these schools with standard administration procedures.

Online Registration $125
Phone Registration $150 1 (800) 446-0320 or (919) 956-8524


Late Registration

Space permitting, you may register for a large group test after regular registration has closed. Regular registration closes three weeks prior to the test date. A family has up until two weeks before the test date to make a late registration. The additional fees for this late application are as follows:

Online Late Registration $155
Phone Late Registration $180 1 (800) 446-0320 or (919) 956-8524

Fee Waiver Programs

Dr. Ben D. Wood was actively involved in the activities of ERB and remained engaged in the activities of the organization throughout his life. A grant to defray the costs for testing was established in his honor in 1985. Students in financial need may apply for a Ben D. Wood fee waiver which covers the large group testing fee at a school. The Dr. David Magill fee waiver covers only the Prometric testing fee.


Fee waiver inquiries should be addressed to the school(s) to which the candidate is applying, not the ISEE Operations Office or ERB. Please contact a school to which you are applying for information on receiving a waiver. Only schools that are ISEE test sites may issue a Ben D. Wood fee waiver.