The 2020 SHSAT will be held in October for eighth graders and in November for ninth graders applying to Specialized High Schools.

Important SHSAT Dates

Early September—Mid-October 2020 Register through your school counselor
Mid-October 2020 Receive your Test Ticket and/or Audition Ticket w/specific date, time, and location
October 26 & 27, 2020 (Subject to change) 8th grade SHSAT
November 2 & 17, 2020 (Subject to change) 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
Early—Mid November 2020 LaGuardia High School Auditions, in alphabetical order by last name, borough by borough (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens/Staten Island)
March 2021 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.