Welcome to Gifted & Talented (G&T) Admissions!
If your student applied to G&T by the April 24 deadline, you will find out if you got an offer in early June and will have until June 16 to accept your offer.
If your student is entering kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year, please also see Kindergarten Admissions.
If you just moved to New York City and are not yet enrolled in a school for the 2016-2017 school year, learn how to enroll on the New Students page.
Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs are one way that the NYC Department of Education supports the needs of exceptional students. G&T programs aim to deliver accelerated, rigorous, and specialized instruction aligned to Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS).
Students entering kindergarten through third grade are eligible to participate in G&T admissions. Children must pass an assessment to be eligible to apply to G&T programs.
Use the resources below to learn about program options and the admissions process:
G&T resources are also available in translation:
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There are two types of Gifted & Talented programs. Admission to these programs is based on your child’s test score:
Learn more about admissions to these program types and scoring in the Gifted & Talented Handbook.
If your student applied to a G&T program for the 2017-2018 school year by the April 24 deadline, you will get your results by mail in early June. Your results will also come by email if you submitted your G&T application online.
To accept your offer, you must pre-register in person at the school where your child received the offer by June 16. Learn what you need to bring to pre-register your child.
Download the G&T Admissions Timeline.
Elementary schools across the city were invited to participate in a pilot initiative to increase diversity within their schools for students applying this year to attend for the 2017-2018 school year. This year, Brooklyn School of Inquiry (20K686) will give priority to applicants eligible for Free Reduced Lunch (FRL) for 40% of their seats.
Your student is automatically put on the waitlist for the programs you listed on your application. If a seat becomes available, the school will contact you directly. If your student is entering kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year, there is a kindergarten seat for them. Please visit Kindergarten Admissions for more information.
Your student has automatically been put on the waitlist to any programs you listed higher on your application than the program being offered. If a seat becomes available, the school will contact you directly.
Send an email to ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov and we will update your contact information to ensure schools will be able to reach you regarding waitlist offers.
To request an appointment to view your student’s Gifted & Talented test, click the following link: http://bit.ly/GTtestviewrequest
Please note that the test view is solely an opportunity to view your student’s test and see the answers that she/he selected during the test administration. This is not an appeals process.
You may also make the test view request in writing by sending a certified letter postmarked no later than April 28, 2017 to:
The Division of Teaching and Learning Office of Assessment 44-36 Vernon Blvd.Room 202Long Island City, NY 11101
The written request must include: 1. Student’s first and last name2. Student’s date of birth3. Parent/Guardian first and last name4. Current home address5. Home, work, and mobile phone number (if available)6. Name, address, and phone number of the school your student currently attends7. Date, borough, and site where your student was testedOnce the request is received, you will receive confirmation of receipt and communication about scheduling your appointment. You should expect to receive confirmation from the Office of Assessment by May 5, 2017. If you make the request online, you will receive all communications to the email address you provide. If you mail the request, you will be notified by mail, or email if you provide an email address.
Please note the following about the G&T test view appointment:• Test views will take place during the month of June for pre-K through grade 2 who took the test in winter of 2017.• This is not an appeals process, but an opportunity for you to view your student’s test.• The G&T test view is a 20-minute appointment. It will not be possible to reschedule an appointment to accommodate parents who show up late.• Families will independently view a copy of their student’s test booklet that includes their answers.• A New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) employee will be present to facilitate the process.• Test materials are secure and must remain with the NYCDOE at the conclusion of the meeting.
Find your zoned elementary school and other schools in your district or borough.
Learn about key dates and events this school year.
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Learn about accessibility and view the list of accessible schools.
If you have questions about Gifted & Talented Admissions, please call (718) 935-2009 or email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.