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To register for the December 13 Entrance Exams, please begin an Application for Admission and submit the Application Fee or Fee Waiver.  Only the Application and Fee or Fee Waiver are required for registration, recommendations and grades may be submitted at a later date.

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Need help?  Check out our web process guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time should we arrive?

Plan on arriving between 8:30 - 8:45 a.m. to check your student in.  Testing will begin promptly at 9 a.m.

What kind of testing will be given?

Students applying to Brownell-Talbot for grades 2 - 12 will take the ISEE.  Students entering grade 1 will take the SESAT.

What is ISEE?

ISEE: Independent School Entrance Exam

Grade 2 – 12 (available nationally and internationally)

As the premier provider of admission assessments for independent schools, the ISEE is accepted by over 1,200 independent schools around the world. Available in both online and paper modalities and in both open and closed (invitation only) administrations, the ISEE is the most advanced tool available to find future students. 

The ISEE is a standard assessment of skills for each applicant, ranking his or her reasoning and achievement skills among students in the same grade. It enables students to take a single, fair, and reliable test for entrance into top-performing independent schools. The ISEE is used by consortia throughout the U.S. and internationally, and for the City of Boston’s Exam Schools. It is the most advanced admission test available for independent schools.

 What can we expect from the ISEE test?

ISEE's  in-depth "What to Expect on the ISEE" is available for each level (Primary, Lower, Middle, and Upper) and helps students and parents get ready for the ISEE. This guide contains sample questions, a full-length practice test, answer sheet, and scoring information. These books are designed to make students comfortable with the format of the ISEE.   Visit the Family Resources page here to access these helpful guidebooks.

Is there a practice test available?

Students applying to grades 5-12 and their parents may access an online interactive practice ISEE to familiarize themselves with the format of the assessment on the Family Resources page.

Do we register for the test through the ISEE site?

No, the Admissions office will register your student once we have received the Application for Admission and the Application Fee or Fee Waiver.

 For additional questions, please contact the Admissions office at 402-556-3772.

Brownell-Talbot School • 400 North Happy Hollow Boulevard • Omaha, NE • 68132 • 402.556.3772 • FAX 402.553.2994

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