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SEM Entrance and Scholarship Exam

This year, SEM will offer two options for the Entrance & Scholarship Exam to best accommodate applicants in Grade 8.

Option 1: Join us on campus on the morning of Saturday, December 5, 2020 to take the exam in person. Simply register on the form at the bottom of this page and select your time preferences. We will contact you with your exact time slot the week of the exam. 

Note: All spaces will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before the exam and and desks will be spaced 6 feet apart. Students must wear masks at all times while on campus and while taking the exam. Students will be welcomed outside our main doors at 205 Bidwell Parkway and then taken inside. For Covid safety, family members are asked to remain outside the school building. 

Option 2: Take the exam virtually on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Prior to registering for the virtual exam, please check the following:

  1. Make sure your computer meets the minimal system requirements.
  2. Complete the system check to confirm your computer meets the minimum system requirements. 

Click here to register for SEM's virtual exam. 


Exam Cost: $35

We will accept exam payment over Venmo. The Venmo address is: @BUFFSEM  and payment must reference the SEM Entrance Exam.

If your child has a 504/IEP with extended time accommodations, please contact us at admission@buffaloseminary.org. 

Register for the SEM In-Person Exam on December 5: