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Entering 8th grade

in Fall 2024?
Join an information session this summer to learn all about the

high school
application process.

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High School Application Process
for 8th grade students

Attention 8th Graders!  
In New York City, students apply to high school during their eighth grade year. Please see the information below to learn more about this process.

The NYCDOE has created a video series to explain everything you need to know about applying to high school. Click here to watch the videos!

Happening Now for 2024 Admissions

The High School Application and Specialized High School Admission Test Registration are now open!

Fall 2024 Admissions Timeline:

Below are the application open, close, and offer release dates. These dates are for students who are applying during the 2023-2024 school year for admission in the 2024-2025 school year.

*Please note: These dates are subject to change. Any changes will be announced and communicated directly to families. Sign up for updates from the NYCDOE here

  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023: High School Application & Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) Registration Opened

  • Friday, October 27, 2023: SHSAT Registration Closes 

  • Friday, December 1, 2023: High School Application Closes 

  • Thursday, March 7, 2024: High School Offer Release

Interested in taking the Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT)? 

Click here for more info!

Interested in applying to a Catholic High School?  Click here for more info!

There is so much more to know about high school admissions! 

Click HERE to go to the NYCDOE high school admission webpage

to learn about all the factors that go into the high school admission process!

You should visit high schools to learn more about their programs by attending their Open House

Click here to see current High School Open House events

How to Build a Balanced High School Application

Join your 8th grade student at our own high school fair taking place at PS 89! See flyer for schedule of what time your child's class will be at the fair.

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