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Testing for Students in Hong Kong and China

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Testing Options

Computer Based SCAT at Prometric

CTY Talent Search students in grades 2-8 and students in grades 9 and above may take the computerized School and College Ability Test (SCAT) by appointment at a Prometric testing center. Prometric offers the test at their test centers worldwide several times a month. Please submit a Talent Search application to receive an eligibility number for Prometric test registration. 

Paper and Pencil SCAT

To provide additional testing options for CTY students in Hong Kong and China, CTY will offer a second round of paper-based SCAT testing sessions in January. Students who have already tested in the fall should wait for the results before registering for another test. Please click on the appropriate links below to access test information for each location:

The testing fee is US $177 (US $57 for 2019 Talent Search application fee and US $120 for SCAT).  

Learn more about the SCAT, including sample questions.

CTY-Administered SCAT Public Testing at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) – Session III or IV (Testing Code: 38025 or 38026)

  • Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • Time: For students in grades 2-3:
    9-10:30 a.m. (Testing Code: 38025)
    For students in grades 4-8:
    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Testing Code: 38026)
  • Venue: The University of Hong Kong - Loke Yew Hall
    Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
  • Grade Level: 2-8 (not for grade 9 or above)
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, December 28, 2018
  • Registration Instructions:  Please see the Registration Instructions section below.

CTY-Administered SCAT Public Testing in Shanghai – Session V or VI (Testing Code: 38027 or 38028)

  • Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019
  • Time: For students in grades 2-3:
    8:30–10 a.m. (Testing Code: 38027)
    For students in grades 4-8:
    11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Testing Code: 38028
  • Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Central - Grand Ballroom
    No. 338, Heng Feng Road, Shanghai
  • Grade Level: 2- 8 (not for grade 9 or above)
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Registration Instructions:  Please see the Registration Instructions section below.

Registration Instructions for CTY-Administered SCAT Testing

To apply for this CTY-Administered SCAT testing, follow the instructions below carefully and submit the application before the registration deadline. Please note that there are three possible ways to apply, depending on whether you have ever registered with CTY before. Follow the appropriate link to register for the test:

Category of Student

Link to CTY-Administered Testing

New to CTY

https://cty.jhu.edu/mytalentsearchnew

CTY student who has not yet registered for the 2018-19 Talent Search (registered before July 1, 2018)

https://cty.jhu.edu/mytalentsearch (Log in as a Parent)

CTY student who has already registered for the 2018-19 Talent Search (registered after June 30, 2018)

https://cty.jhu.edu/mytest (Log in as a Parent)

*Important: Please note that you must put down the appropriate Testing Code under "CTY-Administered Testing" to register for the test. It is important that you use the correct Testing Code for the location and time you are selecting, otherwise your registration will not be processed correctly. See an example for the Shanghai test below:

sample for Shanghai - CTY-Administered Testing: This section applies only to students who have been invited to take CTY's SCAT test by paper...

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