The Enrollment Management Association (EMA) is a nonprofit membership organization governed by independent school leaders (school heads, admission professionals, CFOs, and representatives from access organizations). Their mission is to provide unparalleled leadership and service in meeting the admission assessment and enrollment needs of schools, students, and families.

Founded in 1957 as SSATB, today EMA serves the enrollment services needs of more than 1,000 independent schools in the United States, Canada, and worldwide. EMA acts as a partner and advocate, working with their members to achieve their professional best while advancing their institutions.

EMA’s flagship services include:

+ The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), used by member schools to help make admission decisions and administered to more than 70,000 students each academic year

+ The Standard Application Online (SAO), a free, online service for EMA member schools that allows students to submit their information, essays, transcripts, and recommendations once to any school that accepts it.

+ The Character Skills Snapshot, an innovative online tool that gives EMA members a standardized way to assess seven essential character skills of students seeking entrance to grades 6–12.

For more information, please visit EMA’s website at https://www.enrollment.org


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