Welcome to Gifted & Talented (G&T) Admissions!
Students who took the G&T test in January will get their test results in late March. If your child is eligible, submit the G&T Application online or in person at a Family Welcome Center by April 16.Families who have a student entering kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year should also know about Kindergarten Admissions and those school options.
If you just moved to New York City and are not yet enrolled in a school for the 2017-2018 school year, learn how to enroll on the New Students page.
Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs are one way that New York City supports the educational needs of exceptional students. Students entering kindergarten through third grade can participate in G&T Admissions by taking the G&T Test.
G&T resources are available in ten languages:
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Use the tools below to explore G&T programs and learn about the admissions process:
NYC Gifted & Talented HandbookLearn about G&T Admissions, the G&T Test, and G&T programs.Email UpdatesGet reminders about deadlines and useful information about admissions.You can also learn more about G&T programs at open houses throughout the school year.
There are two types of Gifted & Talented programs:
The deadline to submit the Request for Testing (RFT) was November 13. If you missed the deadline and your child will be in grades pre-K-2 during the 2018-2019 school year, you can sign up to take the test for the 2019-2020 school year in fall 2018.
Use the practice test in the back of the NYC Gifted & Talented Handbook to prepare for the test—learn the types of questions your child may see on the test and help prepare them for the test-taking experience. You can also find out about testing in languages other than English in the Handbook.
Contact the Office of Assessment if you have questions about testing accommodations or appeals.
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 2018-2019 school year. This year, the following G&T programs will have Diversity in Admissions priorities for incoming kindergarteners. Offers will still be made using standard G&T admissions priorities. The programs participating in the pilot initiative are:
• The District 1 Diversity in Admissions pilot gives a priority to Students in Temporary Housing (STH), to English Language Learners (ELL), and to students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) for 67% of offers at every District 1 elementary school for kindergarten. Students who do not fall into any of these groups will get a priority for the remaining 33% of offers. The following District 1 G&T programs will be impacted by this admissions policy:
o P.S. 15 Roberto Clemente (01M015)
o P.S. 110 Florence Nightingale (01M110)
• Lower Lab School (02M077): Students who qualify for FRL will have priority for 12% of kindergarten seats.
• Brooklyn School of Inquiry (20K686): Students who qualify for FRL will have priority for 40% of kindergarten seats.
Students who took the test in January 2018 will get their score reports in late March.
Applicants’ scores on the G&T assessments are considered among the eligibility requirements. Students who get an overall G&T score of 97 or above are eligible for placement in both citywide and district G&T programs. Students who get an overall G&T score of 90 or above are eligible for placement in G&T district programs but not citywide programs. Please read the G&T Program Handbook to see complete eligibility requirements and a list of G&T programs.
If your student is eligible for the G&T Program based on their score report, you can update your address when you submit an application by April 16.
If you have a visual impairment and need a copy of the G&T Application in braille or large print, email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov with your request and your mailing address. We’ll send you a copy of the application in the format you request by mail. If you don't need the application in braille or large print, apply using the methods above.
A student’s date of birth determines grade placement for students born in 2012 and 2013. Students born in 2013 are eligible for kindergarten placement only. Students born in 2012 are eligible for 1st grade placement only. Students applying for placement in 2nd and 3rd grade will be placed based on current grade level, regardless of year of birth. Once a student is enrolled, the family may contact their school principal to discuss whether a different grade level placement would be beneficial for the student. If the principal agrees, moving the student to a different placement must be approved by the district superintendent.
Find your zoned elementary school and other schools in your district or borough.
Learn about key dates and events this school year.
Sign up to receive email updates about G&T Admissions.
Find many of our translated resources on these pages:
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Русский | اردو | العربية
Kreyòl Ayisyen | 한국어 | Français
Find schools that may meet your child’s accessibility needs.Read the Family Guide for Parents and Guardians with Disabilities.
If you have questions about Gifted & Talented Admissions, please call (718) 935-2009 or email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.