Admissions Procedure

Required Entrance Exam

The High School for Math, Science and Engineering (HSMSE) at The City College of New York is one of eight highly selective public high schools established and run by the New York City Department of Education to serve the needs of academically gifted students. The High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College, The High School for American Studies at Lehman College, The Queens High School for The Sciences at York College, The Bronx High School of Science, Brooklyn Technical High School, The Brooklyn Latin School, Staten Island Technical High School, and Stuyvesant High School award admissions to those students who earn the highest scores on the written entrance exam, the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT).

Test Scores and Results

The New York City Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) is offered to all eighth and ninth grade students residing within the five boroughs of New York City who wish to attend one of the eight specialized high schools. The same examination is given for all eight schools, and students who qualify may attend the school of their choice. The qualifying score depends upon the number of seats available and the scores of all the candidates. The tests are graded and arranged in order of rank, from the highest score to the lowest score. Each school has a number of freshman and sophomore seats to fill. Seats are filled starting with the highest test scores.

Students who miss the cutoff of their first-choice school may be assigned to their second-choice school if their score is above the cutoff for that school. This procedure continues until all seats in all eight schools have been filled.

It is required that students take the exam at the designated school in their borough. Applications for the exam and information about the eight specialized high schools are available at all New York City schools serving eighth and ninth graders. The SHSAT is administered late in October of each year. Students are notified of their acceptance into one of the specialized high schools the following March.

The SHSAT Has Changed!

Please see the link below for information pertaining to the newly redesigned test which will be given beginning in the fall of 2017.

Redesigned SHSAT FAQs

Test Dates

All current 8th grade students:  Saturday, October 22, 2016 / Sunday, October 23, 2016

All current 9th grade students, 8th and 9th grade students who are English Language Learners or students with disabilities who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or 504 Plans, and make-up test requests :   Sunday, October 30, 2016 / Saturday, November 5, 2016

Students new to New York City :  End of summer 2017   (Records must show that student arrived in NYC after the November test)

OPEN HOUSE – Tuesday, October 18, 2016

If you missed our Open House for 2016, please see the links below for more information about HSMSE.

The only tours of HSMSE are offered during the Open House,  so we are sorry if you missed the event, but we do not offer any tours of HSMSE at this time.

HSMSE OPEN HOUSE PPT

HSMSE FAQs

Should you have any questions, please contact Cristin Hill at chill@hsmse.org.

 

For more information

If you have questions about MSE or upcoming MSE events, view the website home page, call  212-281-6490, ext 5200 or e-mail us at info@hsmse.org

If you have questions about the high school admissions process, visit http://schools.nyc.gov/highschool or call 718-935-2399.

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