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Eligibility and Admission


To find out whether your child is eligible to enroll in an Online Programs course, visit the Eligibility Guidelines or log into MyCTY.


CTY Online Programs admits students with demonstrated outstanding academic abilities. Online Programs accepts qualifying scores on the SCAT, STB, PSAT 8/9, SAT-I, ACT, and PSAT 10/NMSQT.

How to meet admissions requirements

  • Students in grades 2-8 who have not yet taken any of these tests can arrange for testing through the CTY Talent Search.
  • Students in grades Pre K-1 or 9-12 should see the Online Programs Eligibility Chart to determine what assessments and qualifying scores are accepted. Since they are not eligible for the CTY Talent Search, they will need to arrange their own testing to achieve appropriate qualifying scores.
  • Students who can demonstrate outstanding academic abilities but are unable to test through the Talent Search in time may apply for provisional admission to take one Online Programs course while making arrangements to test.

Enrollment Process

Those applying for individually paced courses must allow a minimum of two weeks between registration and the requested starting date. Those applying for session-based courses must apply before the applicable application deadline.

After you ascertain your child's eligibility, visit the Catalog or Choosing a course for advice about how to select an appropriate online course, and then apply to Online Programs in one of the following three ways:

1. Apply online through MyCTY. Use your MyCTY login and password to apply through MyCTY (as parent). Most of your information will be prefilled for you. After logging in, choose Online Programs on the left menu, then Application. You can also use MyCTY to:

2. Apply online. No login is needed, but your student information will not be prefilled.

3. Submit the paper application by downloading and filling out the application in pdf form.


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