An independent day school for grades 6-12
How to Apply

Admission Testing

Test scores are just one aspect of a student’s file. Although we find them to be helpful as a standardizing mechanism in the admission process, a broad range of test scores exist among students accepted to CSUS.
Middle School and Upper School Applicants must submit the results of one of the following standardized tests taken during the fall/early winter of the current school year.

All applicants should complete admission testing by February 1, 2018.
 Please note that ISEE spaces fill up quickly, and registering for a January test can be difficult.

Even though CSUS is one of several testing sites for the ISEE, applicants may take the test at any location.

Testing Registration

List of 4 items.

  • ISEE

    To register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), please visit

    CSUS is listed under the San Francisco Peninsula Consortium. You will need to register your child for the exam at least 3 weeks before the test date; if your child needs special accommodations, you should start the registration process 5 weeks before the test date.

    The ISEE fee is $105.

    In addition to group testing at schools, the ISEE can also be taken at any ProMetrics testing site at a time convenient for the student; more information can be found on the ISEE website.
  • SSAT

    To register for the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), please contact SSAT directly at (609) 683-4440 or

    The SSAT fee is $132.
  • Fee Waivers

    If the cost of the ISEE or the SSAT exam is a hardship, families may request a fee waiver by contacting Mieke Tonn, Director of Financial Aid, at or (650) 342-4175.
  • ISEE Testing at CSUS

    CSUS will administer the ISEE on campus on the following days. Students must register for these dates with the ISEE directly; CSUS is not able to register students. 
    • December 9, 2017
    • January 6, 2018
    Students are not required to take the ISEE test on our campus, and are encouraged visit a location most convenient for them.