Gifted & Talented

Gifted & Talented

G&T News

The Office of Student Enrollment welcomes you to Gifted & Talented Admissions!

The Request for Testing (RFT) for students interested in testing for the 2017-2018 school year will be available in mid-October. The deadline to submit the RFT will be Monday, November 14, 2016.

If seats become available in G&T programs for the 2016-2017 school year, schools will continue to make offers through mid-October to students already on their waitlists.

If you just moved to New York City and are not yet enrolled at a school for the 2016-2017 school year, learn how to enroll on the New Students page.

    G&T Admissions Overview

    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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    G&T FAQs

    • What happens if my student didn’t receive an offer to a program for the 2016-2017 school year?

      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. Schools will continue to make offers to students on the waitlist through mid-October.

    • How do I sign up my student to test for the 2017-2018 school year?

      In mid-October, the Request for Testing form (RFT) will be available online and at Family Welcome Centers. You will submit the RFT to sign up for testing. Testing will be in January 2017. 

    • Is there an application process for Gifted & Talented programs for grades 4 and 5?

      There will not be an application process for Gifted & Talented programs for grades 4 and 5 for the 2016-17 school year. Families with questions may email