High School Application Information

High school publications, including the Specialized High Schools Handbook and the online searchable high school directory, are available on our Publications page , in English and translated versions.  

Download the High School Enrollment overview (translations available here ) to learn more about high school admissions. You can also review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) , read about your choices and how the admissions process works , and consult our Guide for Students Receiving Special Education Services .


High School Admissions Calendar


2013–2014 Dates
September 11, 2013Registration for Fall SHSAT and LaGuardia High School Audition begins.  See your guidance counselor to register.  
September 28 & 29, 2013Citywide High School Fair at Brooklyn Technical High School  (29 Fort Greene Place, Brooklyn, NY  11217), 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 
October 9, 2013Deadline to register for Fall SHSAT and LaGuardia High School Audition                         
October 19 & 20, 2013Borough High School Fairs, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
October 18, 2013Release of SHSAT Ticket and LaGuardia High School Audition Ticket
October 26 & 27, 2013SHSAT for all current 8th grade students (students will be assigned a test date)
November 2, 2013SHSAT for all current 9th grade students and 8th and 9th grade students with special needs and approved 504 accommodations)  
November 17, 2013SHSAT Make-up (by permission only), 9th grade Sabbath observers, 8th and 9th grade Sabbath observers with special needs and approved 504 accommodations
December 2, 2013Deadline to submit Round 1 High School Application     
Search for High Schools Online!
Using the School Search tool, you can search for high schools by borough, school size, type, interest area(s), and admission methods-or all of the above!
  • Use the Borough drop-down menu if you want to search within a particular borough.
  • You can click "Narrow Your Search" to display additional options.
  • Use the checkboxes to specify your desired school size, school type, interest area(s), and admission methods.
  • Click "Apply" to complete your search; click "Reset" to clear your search (and try again).
  • Schools that fit your designated criteria will be listed and will appear on the map. You can click each school name for additional information and links to the school's website and school performance data.
Translations of the Directory of New York City Public High Schools are available here.