Class of 2022: High School Admissions information for Fall 2022


Welcome to high school admissions fall 2022!

All current 8th grade and first-time 9th grade students who live in New York City can apply to high school and test and/or audition to apply to the Specialized High Schools during the 2021-2022 school year. By mid-October, welcome letters will be available with details on how parents/guardians can access their MySchools account and participate.

SHSAT Update

Today, we have updates for students interested in applying to any of the eight testing Specialized High Schools. Students apply to these schools by registering for and then taking the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). Offers are made based on each student’s SHSAT score, their school preferences, and seat availability. Here’s what families can do, and when:

  • Prepare: Detailed information, sample tests, and information about testing accommodations are available on our website.

  • Register: Registration for the SHSAT will open in mid-October 2021. Specific registration dates and details (including information about requesting testing accommodations) are coming soon!

  • Test: All registered students will take the SHSAT in December 2021. When specific test dates and other information become available, we will send updates.

More updates are coming soon, including:

  • When the high school application will open and close, which is how students apply to the city 700+ high school program options.
  • When and how to register to audition for Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, NYC’s audition Specialized High School.

  • How to apply to schools with different admissions methods, including auditioning for arts programs.

  • Updated instructions for using the admissions system, MySchools.

Resources available NOW! 

Please continue to check and for updates, and encourage families to do the same.

Thank you,

The High School Admissions Team

Office of Student Enrollment



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