We are the Enrollment Management Association
Our vision is to champion transformational education journeys. Our tools and resources provide insights beyond academics so schools can empower students to seamlessly navigate their unique paths to success.
Together, let's champion transformational education journeys.
EMA was founded in 1957 as the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB). Changing our name in 2016 was the catalyst of our brand evolution. As the Enrollment Management Association, our name rightfully emphasizes the importance of sustainable enrollment strategies. We are the leading resource dedicated to helping independent school leaders with their enrollment needs.
Most know us for pioneering the gold-standard SSAT, administered to 50,000 potential students each year. We have since evolved beyond traditional testing services, offering timely data, insights, and digital solutions to help sustain the independent schools of the future. We've grown from admissions professionals to a vast network of experts and advocates—developing the industry-standard Character Skills Snapshot, leadership tools like Learning Pass, and first-rate recruitment resources, like the Standard Application Online and Student Prospect List.
We’re stronger by association.
We support more than 1,200+ independent schools across the globe, empowering both school leaders and students to navigate their journey toward success. This path is unique and requires transformational support at every stage that evolves with them as they learn, grow, and shape the future.
It's time to champion transformational education journeys. Let's do it together.
See what admissions professionals have to say about EMA.
“Who you are as a school is who a student should see from the moment they enter the admissions process. At Crossroads, this meant making the student, rather than the school, the focus of our admissions process. The Snapshot was the ideal tool to help us do that.”
"We leverage EMA in various ways. Certainly, we use the SAO and the SSAT. And the daily Member Community emails that come through my inbox early in the morning remind me that the entire school community is thinking through the same questions we are. And it's exciting to have those conversations and know that we're not in this by ourselves. To remind ourselves that we're hundreds and thousands strong is impactful and important, particularly from a professional development opportunity for my staff."
"Not being an EMA member is not an option. It's where I get so much information, professional development, and support. Every newsletter that goes out, every visit we get from the EMA team, and every resource provided by EMA help us do our job and do it well."
Careers at EMA
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