The 2017 SHSAT will be held in October for eighth graders and in November for ninth graders applying to Specialized High Schools.

Important SHSAT Dates

September 7, 2017—October 12, 2017 Register through your school counselor
October 18, 2018 Receive your Test Ticket and/or Audition Ticket w/specific date, time, and location
October 21 & 22, 2017 8th grade SHSAT
October 29 & November 4, 2017 9th Grade SHSAT

Other Events:
  • SHSAT make-up test
  • SHSAT for 8th and 9th grade students who are English Language Learners or students with disabilities who have IEPs or approved 504 plans
October 28, 2017—December 2, 2017 LaGuardia High School Auditions
March 2018 Receive SHSAT scores and Specialized High School admission results through your school counselor*

*High School Admissions Round One letters with Specialized High Schools results will be distributed by your school counselor in March 2018. We'll update this page when we have more score information, so check back often for the most up-to-date info!

Should I prep for my SHSAT test date?

For eight out of New York City's nine Specialized High Schools, your SHSAT score is the only admission factor. It's important to make sure you're prepared. 

Here are some quick and easy ways to make sure you’re prepared:

  • Register with us for the latest information on the SHSAT test, free events in your area and upcoming promotions.
  • Learn about our SHSAT prep courses with expert instruction, scheduled assessments, and a suite of online practice tools.
  • Consider a private SHSAT tutor for convenient, personalized support in any part of the test you find especially challenging.