Welcome to Gifted & Talented (G&T) Admissions!
All students who will be entering kindergarten through third grade for the 2018-2019 school year can sign up to test for G&T programs. Get ready by taking these next steps:
Families who have a student entering kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year should also know about Kindergarten Admissions and those school options.
If seats become available in G&T programs for the 2017-2018 school year, schools will continue to make offers through mid-October to students already on their waitlists.
If you just moved to New York City and are not yet enrolled in a school for the 2017-2018 school year, learn how to enroll on the New Students page.
Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs are one way that New York City supports the educational needs of exceptional students. Students entering kindergarten through third grade can participate in G&T Admissions by taking the G&T Test.
Use the resources below to learn about program options and the admissions process:
G&T resources are also available in translation:
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Explore G&T programs in the NYC Gifted & Talented Handbook. You can also learn more about G&T programs at open houses throughout the school year.
There are two types of Gifted & Talented programs:
Submit the Request for Testing (RFT) form from early October-November 13 one of two ways:
2. In Person
Note: Please check back on this page starting in early October for the link to apply or to download a copy of the RFT form.
Provide your current address and complete contact information on the RFT form to avoid delays in receiving your child’s score report. Submit one RFT form per child requesting to take the G&T test. If you are signing up multiple siblings to take the test, submit a separate RFT form for each child.
Testing will take place in January. Look for your test date confirmation letter by mid-December.
Use the practice test in the back of the NYC Gifted & Talented Handbook to prepare for the test—learn the types of questions your child may see on the test and help prepare them for the test-taking experience. You can also find out about testing in languages other than English in the Handbook.
Contact the Office of Assessment if you have questions about testing accommodations or appeals.
Elementary schools across the city were invited to participate in a pilot initiative to increase diversity within their schools for students applying this year to attend for the 2018-2019 school year. This year, Brooklyn School of Inquiry (20K686) will give priority to applicants eligible for Free Reduced Lunch (FRL) for 40% of their seats. Read more about this school's specific pilot:
Find your zoned elementary school and other schools in your district or borough.
Learn about key dates and events this school year.
Sign up to receive email updates about G&T Admissions.
Find many of our translated resources on these pages:
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Kreyòl Ayisyen | 한국어 | Français
Find schools that may meet your child’s accessibility needs.
If you have questions about Gifted & Talented Admissions, please call (718) 935-2009 or email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.