Specialized High School Admissions Test

All eligible current 8th and first-time 9th grade students in public, private, and parochial schools applying to one or more of New York City’s Specialized High Schools (with the exception of LaGuardia High School) must take the SHSAT. Approximately 28,000 students took the SHSAT for September 2018 admission. 

How to Register for the SHSAT

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Schedule
On the Schedule page, click Schedule Appointment under Schedule the Specialized High School Admissions Test. Follow the steps to complete your registration. The deadline to register is October 11.

Get Your Test Ticket
Registered students will receive a Test Ticket, which will indicate the testing date, time, location and testing accommodations (if applicable). Students must test on the date and at the location on their ticket. Please report conflicts to your child’s school counselor as soon as possible. Test tickets will be available starting on October 17.