The 2018 SHSAT will be held in October for eighth graders and in November for ninth graders applying to Specialized High Schools.

Important SHSAT Dates

September 6, 2018—October 11, 2018 Register through your school counselor
October 17, 2018 Receive your Test Ticket and/or Audition Ticket w/specific date, time, and location
October 20 & 21, 2018 8th grade SHSAT
October 21, 2018 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
November 3, 2018—November 18, 2018 LaGuardia High School Auditions, in alphabetical order by last name, borough by borough (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens/Staten Island)
March 2019 Receive SHSAT scores and Specialized High School admission results through your school counselor

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.