The application system for entry in fall 2022 will open on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 4:00pm. Applications must be completed and fully submitted by this date and will not be accepted afterward. (Previously saved applications may not be submitted after this date and time.)
Families are encouraged to read all of the information provided here before attempting to create, edit or submit an application. Failure to read this information may result in confusion or disqualification.
When a new account is created, an application ID code is emailed to the parent who created the account (primary parent), along with instructions for editing and submitting the application. The application is accessible via the link included in the email OR by copying and pasting the ID code into the address bar (URL bar).
NOTE: If applying for twins, a separate application must be submitted for each child. Parents must create the applications with different, unique email addresses.
The non-refundable application fee is $70.00, payable online by credit/debit card using our secure system. An application is complete ONLY when payment is received. (Financial assistance for the application fee is available. Please visit the "Reduced Fee" section of this website for detailed information, or contact the Admissions Office directly at 212-860-1401.)
With the submission and payment of an application, two confirmation emails are sent:
1. one email acknowledging the receipt of your payment;
2. one email with instructions for the next steps in the process.
The second email includes all information needed to schedule an appointment for Round 1 testing. This email includes:
1. A list of HCES-approved testers,
2. the child’s HCES-ID number, and
3. the deadline by which the Round 1 testing must occur.
(If you do not receive either of these confirmation emails, your application may NOT have been submitted properly; you must ensure submission.)
ROUND 1 TESTING
Once the application is submitted, parents will have a certain time frame in which to arrange for and complete Round 1 testing. Families are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible. Round 1 testing schedules become less flexible as the application season progresses; it might become difficult to secure a more desirable appointment date. Parents should ensure their availability over a three - four week period following application submission.
Contact information for testers is emailed to the adult listed as "Parent 1" on the application. Families may contact ONLY ONE of the testers on the list to check availability and/or schedule an appointment; contacting more than one tester to check availability will result in disqualification. (Please re-read the last sentence). When contacting the tester for availability, be prepared to provide the child’s ID number and deadline date by which the testing must occur; this information is needed by the tester in order to confirm the appointment. In certain cases, a tester may extend the deadline, with permission from the Director of Admissions - this will NOT be done at the request of the parent. Parents may NOT request extensions.
**All families will be notified via email if their child is (or is not) advancing to Round 2.**
ROUND 2 TESTING
The second phase of the application process will take place after Round 1 testing is complete and all Round 1 data is received by the admissions office from the testers. Round 2 will not occur before January 2022.
Only those who advance to Round 2 will be given additional information about the Round 2 process. Only those who advance to Round 2 will be given further consideration for admission or for the wait list.
In-person open house events will be suspended in fall 2021; we hope to make available a virtual open house link at a later date.