ISAT is a 3-hour, online, multiple-choice assessment independently developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Registration deadline dates for 2023
Test window 1: 23 January–3 February 2023
Test window 2: 1–10 May 2023 (11–12 May for re-sits)
Test window 3: 31 July–9 August 2023 (10–11 August for re-sits)
Test window 4: 30 October–8 November 2023 (9–10 November for re-sits)
There are also deadlines for scheduling your remote proctored sitting with ProctorU.
ISAT - Applicant quick reference
Designed to accelerate the intake of high-ability university students
Simple and easy to implement and use
Results are available to universities quickly
Four testing cycles per year to help align with your schedule
Valid & reliable indicators of student capability
Simplified entry processes for international & online students
Specifically designed for an international school context
Assess critical and quantitative reasoning skills
- 3 hour computer-based test
- 100 multiple choice questions
- Four testing cycles per year
Involves comprehending and analysing information; understanding, applying and extending ideas; drawing appropriate conclusions; and evaluating arguments. These questions use material from the humanities and social sciences.
Involves analysis and application of information; drawing conclusions and making decisions; and solving problems. These questions use material from the mathematics and sciences.
Gain valuable insight into test takers’ critical and quantitative reasoning skills
ACER and ProctorU
ACER is a not-for-profit independent organisation and one of the world's leading providers of educational advice, products and services. ACER develops ISAT and provides results to test takers and participating universities.
ProctorU is a leading global provider of comprehensive testing and assessment services.
Perfectly designed for International Students. ISAT aims to assess a test taker's ‘critical’ and ‘quantitative’ reasoning skills.
Understanding ISAT scores
ISAT is an admission test required as one component of entry applications to a selection of high-stakes university courses. ISAT is specifically designed to rank a highly competitive and intelligent population of test takers, so it is important to look at the scores received within this context.
Equity and Fairness
ISAT is developed to rigorous professional and technical standards. Test questions are designed by a team of ACER test writers who are expert in their subject areas. The content, style and duration of the test are determined to ensure the testing program is relevant, fair, valid and reliable.
ACER brings international expertise to tertiary level
ACER is a not-for-profit educational research organisation with a mission to improve learning. ACER has an excellent international reputation and track record in the development, management and research of selection tests for undergraduate medical and health related programs.