This test is given to students in grades K-2 in order to gain admission into District G&T programs or Citywide G&T schools. Gifted and Talented eligibility for students varies from district to district. If the student is currently enrolled in a New York City public school, the test will be administered in their elementary school during the regular school day.

NY Statewide Exams

The ELA and Mathematics Common Core tests are given to students in grades 3-8. It is administered to students enrolled in New York City’s Public School by New York State. The ELA Statewide exam will be given on March 28, 29, and 30. The Mathematics Statewide exam will be given on May 2, 3, 4.

Hunter College HS Entrance Exam

Hunter College High School Entrance Exam is a three-hour exam given once per year, usually during the first weekend of every January. It consists of 50 multiple-choice English Language Arts questions, 30 multiple choice Math questions, and a writing assignment.


This is the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools in and around New York City. This test is administered to eighth grade students in November in ordered to be admitted into a Catholic high school. This test measures a student’s academic achievement in reading, written expression, mathematics and reasoning skills.


Regents examinations are developed and administered by the New York State Education Department. High School students take the regents examinations in core high school subjects (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, English, etc) as a requirement for a Regents Diploma to graduate.


This is a two-hour-and-30-minute standardized exam given to eighth and ninth grade students who are interested in applying to any of New York City’s Specialized High Schools. The test is usually administered during the last weekend of October. The most current test (October 2016) consisted of 50 mathematics multiple-choice questions, and 45 verbal questions (made up of scrambled paragraphs, logical reasoning, and reading comprehension). The 2017 SHSAT will reflect major changes.


This is a standardized test used for most college admissions in the United States. Students have three hours to finish the math and critical reading sections and 50 minutes to finish the writing portion. The score ranges from 400-1600 as of April of 2016.