The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) is a standardized test administered to 8th graders and 9th graders by the NYC Department of Education every October. SHSAT scores are the sole criterion for admissions to NYC's coveted specialized high schools. This October, a new SHSAT will debut. It will be 3 hours long and consist of 114 ELA and math questions. The test questions are almost all multiple-choice, except for 5 "grid-in" math questions.

Most recent successes: We've helped students gain admissions into Stuyvesant High School, High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College, and Brooklyn Technical High School.


Students must first know how they stack up to a test before an effective study plan can be designed and implemented. We offer several mock/diagnostic SHSATs in the months leading up to the real thing (Oct. 21/22).  Click here to see available dates and purchase.


For any mock/diagnostic SHSAT we administer, we provide raw scores almost immediately after. For a closer look at our mock/diagnostic tests and students’ performance—topics tested, student performance in each topic test, etc.—we offer detailed score reports. Click here to order mock SHSATs with detailed score reports .


We are currently offering a fall SHSAT prep courses in which enrolled students receive individualized test preparation based on their most recent mock SHSAT performance. Our available fall courses run from September 9 – October 15. Sessions for these courses are available on weekends. Click here to see all prep course options, schedules and price details for our fall courses.