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Is your child entering kindergarten through third grade in fall 2020? Are you interested in applying to New York City’s Gifted and Talented programs? Between now and Tuesday, November 12, families can register their children for this year’s G&T Test, which will be administered in January 2020. Those who get a high enough score will be eligible to apply to programs in the spring of that year.

All children who are New York City residents entering kindergarten through third grade in fall 2020 are invited to participate by taking the test. G&T admissions is open to all children in this age group, including students in public district or charter schools, and students in private or parochial schools.

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The deadline to sign up your child to participate in Gifted and Talented testing is coming up!

Did you know:

  • Your child can take the G&T test in languages other than English.
  • Students with disabilities participating in G&T admissions may be eligible for testing accommodations on the G&T test.

You can register for the test one of two ways:

  • Online through — this option is available 24 hours a day, and the deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. EST on November 12.
  • In person at your current public school or any of the DOE’s Family Welcome Centers. Please see our website for locations and hours. The deadline to apply in person is 5 p.m. EST on November 12. Please note that schools and Family Welcome Centers are closed on Monday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

Be sure to get a receipt for confirmation!

To learn more about the DOE’s Gifted and Talented programs and the admissions process, please check out our G&T webpage!

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One Comment

  • JaDonnia B. says:

    This is a very important time of year. It is vital that parents have their children either referred or self-referral process, to be assessed for G & T programs placement. My children were all in G&T and with a little self-advocacy, parents must continue to support this academic option for their child, too. All children do not learn at the same pace.

    Still being mulled around about the removal of these special education programs, and in public schools, particularly, the recognizing and supporting of this population is vital to achievement of so many students.

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