Gifted & Talented

Gifted & Talented

G&T News

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

The deadline to accept G&T placement offers was June 10. Schools are now extending offers to students on their waitlists if seats are still available in G&T programs.


Students currently in second grade who live in or attend private or charter schools in Districts 7, 12, 16, and 23 are welcome to apply to the new G&T program in their district. The student must have their classroom teacher submit an evaluation by Friday, June 10 to be considered for placement. 

Families of students who became New York City residents after November 12, 2015 and will be entering kindergarten through grade 3 in the 2016-2017 school year: Submit a summer Request for Testing (RFT) form to a Family Welcome Center to determine eligibility to apply for placement into a Gifted & Talented program. The deadline to submit the RFT is Friday, July 1. Testing will take place in mid-July.

    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: Results Letters and Waitlists

    • When will I receive my student’s result letter?

      If you submitted your application online, you will receive an email Tuesday, May 31, 2016 with instructions to log in and view your student’s results letter online. Letters will also be mailed on May 31.

    • What happens if my student didn’t receive an offer to a program?

      Your student has automatically put on the waitlist for the programs you listed on your application. If a seat becomes available, the school will contact you directly.

    • What happens if my student received an offer to a program that is not my first choice?

      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.

    • What do I do if my phone number/address/email address has changed since I submitted the application?

      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.