SCHOOL OF EDUCATION ADMISSION TEST (SEAT)
Spring 2021 Exam Dates will be announced soon. Please check this page for updates.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ALL SEAT EXAMINATIONS WILL BE DONE ONLINE.
A LINK WILL BE FORWARDED TO ALL STUDENTS TAKING THE TESTS TO REGISTER FOR THE EXAM.
All undergraduate students, who want to become Education majors/minors must take and pass the S.E.A.T test.
A link for students to register for the test will be sent to eligible students, at least two weeks before the scheduled testing date. Students taking the online test will be asked to access the test room ½ hr before the scheduled time for the test. Should you have any questions about the tests you may email Dr. Leonard Lewis at email@example.com .
Contact Ms. Debbie Edwards-Anderson, ECE Program Manager with questions about your eligibility to take the SEAT exam: firstname.lastname@example.org
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SEAT:
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE SEAT EXAM?
If you are a CWE Early Childhood Education pre-major, and you plan to interview for admission to the ECE Program, you need to take the SEAT.
You are eligible to register for the SEAT exam if:
(1) you completed at least 45 credits
(2) you completed at least 3 credits in English composition and 3 credits in math
(3) you are a current CWE student.
For the best outcome, you should also have completed 3 credits in science and 3 credits in history/social science.
WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF THE SEAT EXAM?
The SEAT exam has two components: Part I consists of twenty (20) multiple choice questions (History and Social Science, Communication Skills, Math, and Science), and Part II is the writing component. The writing assignment requires writing two responses, reacting to two texts and one chart/graphic prompts.
HOW MUCH TIME IS GIVEN FOR THE SEAT EXAM?
The time for the SEAT examination is three (3) hours.
WHAT IS THE PASSING SCORE FOR THE SEAT EXAM?
The passing score for the SEAT examination is 57.
CAN I PASS THE SEAT EXAM IF I DO NOT PASS THE WRITING PORTION?
Students are required to pass the writing component of the test. Therefore, if a student achieves an overall test score of over 57 (e.g. 60), but the writing score is below passing (e.g. 40) then the student must retake the written essay.
WHERE DO I SIGN UP TO TAKE THE SEAT?
After the schedule for the test is published you can sign up for your preferred test here: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/ltrcenter/seat
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR A SEAT EXAM DATE?
Students are asked to register for the test at least one week before the test is administered.
AFTER I REGISTER, HOW WILL I GET ACCESS TO TAKE THE SEAT EXAM?
Immediately after registering, students will receive a confirmation that their registration has been received. Two days before the test date, all test-takers will be asked to attend a Zoom session to (a) review protocols for taking the test, (b) find out how they will receive the link for the test, and (c) confirm they have the technical capacity and security needed to take the test.
CAN I REGISTER A DAY BEFORE OR THE DAY OF THE TEST?
No. Students need to register at least two days before the test because all test-takers are required to participate in the preparation session given two days before the exam date.