If you applied for Round 2 of High School Admissions, you will get your results letter in May.
If you accepted your Round 1 High School offer, you are already registered for the fall. Look for communications from your future school—some schools reach out to new students about summer activities or an orientation event. You can also check our Events Calendar for orientation events at your new school.The Round 2 Application deadline has passed. If you just moved to New York City or still not have applied to high school, talk to your school counselor or visit a Family Welcome Center immediately.
New York City has more than 400 high schools and over 700 programs. Eighth grade or first-time ninth grade students and families who live in New York City complete a single High School Application for up to 12 high school programs and can participate in a separate process for Specialized High Schools.
Students with disabilities may apply to any high school program in High School Admissions and follow the same steps outlined in the NYC High School Directory and Specialized High School Students Handbook as their nondisabled peers. Students with disabilities who are recommended for and have attended a District 75 program and are considering a high school outside of District 75 should work with their IEP team to determine whether the recommendation for District 75 for high school is still appropriate.
Use the resources below to learn about your program options and understand the admissions process:
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When looking for schools and programs, it is important to think about what will help you learn and grow—your interests, learning needs, and how you’d get to and from the school. Talk with your family, school counselor, and teachers about your application choices.
2017 New York City High School Directory: The High School Directory helps you understand the admissions process and learn more about high school programs in each borough. You can pick up a copy from your middle school, or at High School Admissions events.
NYC School Finder: Find high schools based on interest area, borough, school size, admissions priorities, distance from home, and more.
Admissions Events: Attend a High School Family Workshop in July, and the Citywide and Borough High School Fairs in the fall, to learn how to find programs that fit your needs, hear tips on developing your High School Application, and get to know more about the Specialized High Schools admissions process.
Information Sessions: View the calendar of high schools' information session dates and plan to visit schools of interest.
2016-2017 Specialized High Schools Student Handbook: You may also be interested in applying to one of the nine Specialized High Schools—learn about those programs and their admissions process.
You will get your Round 2 High School results letter in May from your middle school counselor. This letter will let you know the high school program where you got an offer.
Download the HS Admissions Timeline.
High schools across the city were invited to participate in a pilot to increase diversity within their schools for students applying this year to attend for the 2017-2018 school year. At these schools, students who are eligible for Free Lunch (FL) will receive admissions priority for a certain percentage in the incoming ninth and tenth grades. Read more about each school’s specific pilot:
You do not need to take additional action once you have accepted your Round 1 offer. You will be assigned to the register of your accepted offer over the summer for September 2017. For current eighth-grade students, this assignment is dependent upon your meeting eighth grade promotion requirements. Some schools may contact you or your family about orientation or summer activities.
Yes, students can appeal their high school match by requesting an Appeals Form from their middle school counselor in May (after Round 2 results). Appeals are considered for extenuating circumstances only. Ask your middle school counselor for appeals instructions or if an appeal is applicable to you.
You may request a transfer if you are experiencing a documented hardship. A documented hardship includes if your travel to school is more than 75 minutes, or if you have a documented medical or safety issue. Please review the Transfers page and discuss with your current school counselor to find out whether you can request to transfer schools.
No. Only current New York City residents can participate in High School Admissions. You cannot submit a High School Application or take the SHSAT until after you have established residency in New York City. Learn more about the process for students new to New York City.
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If you have questions about High School Admissions, please call (718) 935-2399 or email HSEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.