SEAT EXAM Information

S.E.A.T. Test

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION ADMISSION TEST (ONLINE)

The information below applies to students of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at CWE. If you are a student from the uptown campus please contact your Department Major/Division.

All undergraduate students, who want to enter the Early Childhood Education Program at the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at CWE must take and pass the S.E.A.T test.

SPRING 2021 EXAM DATES

Friday, February 19th 10am-1pm

Friday, March 12th 4pm-7pm

Friday, April 16th 10am-1pm

Friday, May 7th, 10am-1pm

The link for students to register for the SEAT test is below. Students who have earned 45 credits, including 6 credits in composition and 6 credits in Math(completed MATH 1800 with a “C” or higher), and are current CCNY students and have earned a GPA of 2.5 or higher (GPA of 2.7 for Secondary Education minors) are eligible to sign up for the test. If you have questions concerning you eligibility to take the test please contact your academic advisor: Debbie Edwards-Anderson, edwa@ccny.cuny.edu . Students should sign up at least one week 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  llewis@ccny.cuny.edu .

Register for the Spring 2021 SEAT Exam here.

Review materials for the SEAT test:     MC Questions     &     Sample Writing Response

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.

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.