2023 Public High School Application Process

Interested in one or more of the Specialized High Schools?
If so, register for the SHSAT; taking this test is how you apply to these eight schools –learn more at schools.nyc.gov/SHS. Please look out for prep courses that we will be participating in.

Submit your high school application!
This is how you apply to most of NYC’s 700+ program options. When the application opens in October, you will be able to list 12 program choices in your order of preference. Some programs may have additional requirements, such as an audition or assessment, and some programs consider students’ academic records in admissions. The deadline to apply is December 1.

Submit a LaGuardia High School application.
Apply to any/all of the six arts programs at NYC’s audition Specialized High School by submitting a separate application and auditioning. This application deadline to apply is December 1. Learn more at schools.nyc.gov/HSAuditions.

Middle School and High School Screening
High School Admissions: top-performing applicants from across each middle school and citywide will have first access to screened high school programs. Learn more here.
Please write to MSenrollment@schools.nyc.gov with any questions about MS admissions. Please write to HSenrollment@schools.nyc.gov with any questions about HS admissions.

Please call or message Ms. Khudan to set up a meeting and discuss your child’s options.

Please review the following significant dates:
• Tuesday, October 3, 2023: High School Application & Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) Registration Opens
• Friday, October 27, 2023: SHSAT Registration Closes
• Wednesday, November 8, 2023: SHSAT School Day Testing
• Friday, December 1, 2023: High School Application Closes
• Thursday, March 7, 2024: High School Offer Release

Subject to change: SHSAT Testing dates:
• Wednesday November 8, 2023: SHSAT School Day Testing
• Saturday November 18, 2023: SHSAT Weekend Testing (Day 1)
• Sunday November 19, 2023: SHSAT Weekend Testing (Day 2)
• Sunday December 3, 2023: SHSAT Weekend Testing (Day 3)
• Saturday December 9, 2023: SHSAT Weekend Testing (Day 4)

Below are links to assist you with getting started. Please look out for informational sessions:


If you have any further questions, please contact Ms.Khudan! TKhudan4@schools.nyc.gov