Welcome to Gifted & Talented (G&T) Admissions!
The deadline for eligible families to apply for G&T programs has passed. If you applied by the April 16 deadline, you’ll get your results letter and find out if you got an offer in early June.Families who have a student entering kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year should also know about Kindergarten Admissions and those school options.
If you just moved to New York City and are not yet enrolled in a school for the 2017-2018 school year, learn how to enroll on the New Students page.
Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs are one way that New York City supports the educational needs of exceptional students. Students entering kindergarten through third grade can participate in G&T Admissions by taking the G&T Test.
G&T resources are available in ten languages:
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Use the tools below to explore G&T programs and learn about the admissions process:
NYC Gifted & Talented HandbookLearn about G&T Admissions, the G&T Test, and G&T programs.Email UpdatesGet reminders about deadlines and useful information about admissions.You can also learn more about G&T programs at open houses throughout the school year.
There are two types of Gifted & Talented programs:
The deadline to submit the Request for Testing (RFT) was November 13. If you missed the deadline and your child will be in grades pre-K-2 during the 2018-2019 school year, you can sign up to take the test for the 2019-2020 school year in fall 2018.
Use the practice test in the back of the NYC Gifted & Talented Handbook to prepare for the test—learn the types of questions your child may see on the test and help prepare them for the test-taking experience. You can also find out about testing in languages other than English in the Handbook.
Contact the Office of Assessment if you have questions about testing accommodations or appeals.
If you applied to a G&T program for the 2018-2019 school year by the April 16 deadline, you’ll get your results in early June. Your results will come by mail and by email if you submitted your G&T application online.If you get an offer, you must pre-register in-person at the program to accept it. Learn what you need to bring to pre-register your child.
Elementary schools across the city were invited to participate in a pilot initiative to increase diversity within their schools for students applying this year to attend for the 2018-2019 school year. This year, the following G&T programs will have Diversity in Admissions priorities for incoming kindergarteners. Offers will still be made using standard G&T admissions priorities. The programs participating in the pilot initiative are:
Your child has automatically been put on the waitlist for any programs you listed higher on your application than the program being offered. If a seat becomes available, the school will contact you directly.
Your child has automatically been put on the waitlist for the programs you listed on your application. If a seat becomes available, the school will contact you directly..
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.
Applicants’ scores on the G&T assessments are considered among the eligibility requirements. Students who get an overall G&T score of 97 or above are eligible for placement in both citywide and district G&T programs. Students who get an overall G&T score of 90 or above are eligible for placement in G&T district programs but not citywide programs. Please read the Gifted & Talented Handbook to see complete eligibility requirements and a list of G&T programs.
The DOE uses the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) and the verbal component of the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT). The NNAT measures students’ abilities, including reasoning and problem-solving skills, using nonverbal test items. The verbal component of the OLSAT measures verbal reasoning and comprehension. Find more detailed information about the tests in the Gifted & Talented Handbook.
To request an appointment to view your student’s Gifted & Talented test, click here.Please note that the test view is solely an opportunity to view your student’s test and see the answers that she/he selected during the test administration. This is not an appeals process.You may also make the test view request in writing by sending a certified letter postmarked no later than April 27, 2018 to:The Division of Teaching and LearningOffice of Assessment44-36 Vernon Blvd.Room 202Long Island City, NY 11101The written request must include:1. Student’s first and last name2. Student’s date of birth3. Parent/Guardian first and last name4. Current home address5. Home, work, and mobile phone number (if available)6. Name, address, and phone number of the school your student currently attends7. Date, borough, and site where your student was testedOnce we receive your request, you will get confirmation of receipt and communication about scheduling your appointment. You should expect to receive confirmation from the Office of Assessment by May 4, 2018. If you make the request online, you will receive all communications to the email address you provide. If you mail the request, you will be notified by mail, or email if you provide an email address. Please note the following about the G&T test view appointment:
Find your zoned elementary school and other schools in your district or borough.
Learn about key dates and events this school year.
Sign up to receive email updates about G&T Admissions.
Find many of our translated resources on these pages:
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Русский | اردو | العربية
Kreyòl Ayisyen | 한국어 | Français
Find schools that may meet your child’s accessibility needs.Read the Family Guide for Parents and Guardians with Disabilities.
If you have questions about Gifted & Talented Admissions, please call (718) 935-2009 or email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.