SHSAT Specialized High Schools Admissions Test
What is SHSAT?
Administered by the Department of Education, the SHSAT is a standardized test offered to New York City residents seeking admission to NYC’s Specialized High Schools. These public high schools have a separate admission process from the general high school admission application and are highly selective. Out of more than 28,000 students who took the SHSAT in 2016, only about 18% were offered a seat at a Specialized High School. For better or worse, admission to these elite high schools is based solely on your SHSAT score, which means being properly prepared for the exam is crucial.
Who can take this test?
New York Specialized High School List
- Bronx High School of Science
- Brooklyn Latin School
- Brooklyn Technical High School
- High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at City College
- High School for American Studies at Lehman College
- Queen High School for the Sciences at York College
- Staten Island Technical High School
- Stuyvesant High School
Why should the student participate in SHSAT?
What is on the test?
SHSAT Test schedule and time?
Sept 6th – Oct 11th
SHSAT for students new to NYC who arrived after the fall 2017 test date. Test will be administered at Stuyvesant High School. Students will be taking the fall 2017 version of the SHSAT, so use practice materials geared for that iteration.
LaGuardia audition for students new to NYC who arrived after the fall 2017 audition dates. Auditions will be held at LaGuardia High School.
September 12 to October 12
Registration period for the fall 2018 SHSAT and LaGuardia audition. Make sure to request your ticket before the October 11 deadline!
Nov 3rd & Nov 18th
SHSAT dates for 8th-and 9th-graders applying to enter high school in September 2019.
Thursday, November 1st
SHSAT date for students taking the exam at their school as part of a pilot program.
Saturday, November 3 or Sunday, November 18
SHSAT dates for English language learners, students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or 504 plans that included testing accommodations, and students granted a make-up test.
Why should students study with Weibo?
Wei Bo SHSAT Schedule
SHSAT After School Mon. – Fri. 2:00pm-6:00pm
SHSAT Sat. 9:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-4:00pm