How to launch the Online SCAT 

After completing registration, you may launch the test from MyCTY 

  • Login to MyCTY  
  • Once you are logged in, click "Testing and Talent Search"  
  • Click “Participation”  
  • In the “Active Tests” section, locate the Online SCAT and click “Begin Test” 
  • Agree to the Privacy Policy and click “Start System Inspection” 
  • Follow the instructions to complete system check and check-in process and then click “Start Session” to initiate the exam


If your Online SCAT computer and connectivity check fails 

Be sure you are using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Other browsers are not supported. Check your browser permissions to grant the site access to your webcam and microphone. To adjust camera and microphone settings, click the camera icon in the top right of your browser window. Select ‘Always allow’ to grant access and select ‘Done’ to close the notification and continue your exam onboarding. 


If you lose internet or power, or screen freezes during the test 

If the test session is disrupted, you should be able to resume the test by returning to MyCTY and relaunching the test session using the “Begin Test” link. 

 

If your child started taking the test, but it's the wrong version 

Please reach out to ctyinfo@jhu.edu so that we may help reschedule you a new test with the correct version. 

 

If your child was supposed to have 50% more time on each section of the test, but the timer shows 20 minutes for the section 

If the student has received an accommodation for extra time and the student is not receiving the extra time, please stop the exam and reach out to CTY at ctyinfo@jhu.edu. 

 

If your child has a question during the test 

Parents cannot assist during the test. Al test sessions are recorded, and the AI proctoring software will note any assistance as an anomaly. The only exception is if a student has a documented and approved accommodation request that specifies parental assistance. 

 

Responses are automatically saved 

Responses to test questions are automatically saved.  

 

Taking breaks/snacking during the Online SCAT  

A 10-minute break is provided in between the Verbal and Quantitative sections. No other breaks are provided. If a student leaves the room at any point during the testing session, including the break, the recording will note that the individual has left the testing area. 

 

Food is only allowed before the start of the test and during the break, unless there is an approved medical accommodation.