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Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT)

Event Description

Current eighth and ninth grade students who live in NYC can participate in Specialized High Schools admissions. Click on the link to learn more: Specialized High Schools (nyc.gov)

You can find two full-length practice tests, answer keys, explanations of correct answers, Grade 9 practice questions, and sample math grid-in items below. You can also find a sample answer document and extra blank grids for the grid-in items. For your convenience, these practice test sections are available as stand-alone documents to view and download.

Test dates and locations

  • Students testing at their current school: November 8
  • 8th grade test dates for students not testing at their own school: November 18/19
  • 9th grade students: December 3/9

List of SHSAT Testing Locations

Students who take the SHSAT will be considered for admission to the testing Specialized High Schools listed on their SHSAT registration. Please review how offers to the testing Specialized High Schools are determined at schools.nyc.gov/SHS.

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