High School Admissions
Results from the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) will be released by the end of April; results from the high school application and from LaGuardia auditions will be released later in the spring. Every high school program will have a waitlist, except the nine Specialized High Schools. Waitlists will open after results from the high school application are released in late spring. This year, you can choose to receive printed admissions-related communications, or get notices by email only. Please log into MySchools (myschools.nyc), now to indicate your preference.
Changes to Admissions Methods:
This year due to COVID-19, several admissions methods will operate differently. Details about these changes are available to families in the updated 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide at schools.nyc.gov/HSGuide. Families should make note of the changes to the following admissions methods:
Educational Option (Ed. Opt.)
More details about high school auditions, including submission deadlines, are at schools.nyc.gov/HSAuditions.
Student data in MySchools:
This data includes:
Student biographical data (such as name, ID number, home address, guardian names, etc.)
Standardized test scores from spring 2019.
Course grades from 2018-2019, and through February 2020.
Current instructional program (for determining GE or SWD seat group).
Attendance and punctuality will not be used for admission to any high school program this year.
Diversity in Admissions:
Several high schools have new Diversity in Admissions (DIA) initiatives, and several high schools have made changes to their existing DIA initiatives. This affects which applicants to these programs are considered for offers first. The updated list and details are at schools.nyc.gov/DiversityAdmissions.
Families can also use the online directory in MySchools to find programs with a DIA initiative. Click or tap the "More Filters" button and then choose "Diversity in Admissions."