New Students


Non-Resident Enrollment

If you are planning to move to New York City, you do not need to apply for non-resident enrollment. You can register your child for school after you establish residency. For information about registration for new students, visit our New Students page.

If you live outside of New York City and would like send your child to a New York City school, you must submit a Non-Resident Application. The non-resident enrollment application for the 2014-15 school year will be available in summer 2014.

Application decisions are made in September. The New York City Department of Education must accommodate all resident students before enrolling non-residents.


For more information about non-resident enrollment, please read the Chancellor's Regulation on Non-Resident Enrollment.

Tuition Rates
Non-resident students must pay tuition based on the rates set each year by the State Education Department.

The provisional rates are below. 

Student Grade Level General Education Special Education
Grades K-6 $5,102 $35,728
Grades 7-12 $6,613  $37,239

Non-resident students are not eligible to attend and may not apply to attend specialized schools, screened/selective schools or programs, gifted and talented programs, or pre-kindergarten programs.

Specialized High School Admissions Test
A student cannot take the Specialized High School Admissions Test until he or she becomes a New York City resident. The test is administered just before school begins for ninth and tenth graders who are new to the city; new residents can take the test at that time.