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Testing Options for Students in East Asia

Summer Programs 2020 Notice
In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, CTY, in close coordination with Johns Hopkins University leadership, has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Summer Programs. Please visit our online information center to learn more.

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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 and will offer additional test sessions on Sunday, December 15 and Sunday, December 22 in Hong Kong. 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 East Asia, CTY will offer the following paper-based SCAT testing sessions this winter. Please click on the appropriate links below to access test information for each location:

The Talent Search application fee is US$58 in East Asia, but it's US$120 for the paper-based SCAT in Hong Kong and China and US$100 in Vietnam. CTY will also offer paper-based testing at select schools in the region. Details about other school-based testing options, if available, will be announced by the schools separately. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the limited capacity, each student can only take the paper-based testing option once in each academic year.  Students who wish to retake the test within the same academic year must register through Prometric.

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CTY-Administered SCAT Public Testing in Shanghai - Grade level 2 or above

Date: Sunday, January 5, 2020
Time - Students in grades 2-3:

  • 9-10:30 a.m. (Testing Code: 38005)

Time - Students in grades 4 or above:

  • 9-10:30 a.m. (Testing Code: 38030
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Testing Code: 38031

Venue: National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) - Please check the test registration confirmation email for the exact testing venue.

Registration Deadline: Saturday, December 28, 2019

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CTY-Administered SCAT Public Testing in Hanoi - Grade level 2 or above

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Time - 5-6:30 p.m. (Testing Code: 38040)

Grade: 2 or above

Venue: The Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences (VNIES)
52 Lieu Giai Street, Hanoi, Vietnam

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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CTY-Administered SCAT Public Testing in Hong Kong - Grade level 2 or above

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Time - Students in grades 2-3:

  • 1:30-3 p.m. (Testing Code: 38035

Time - Students in grades 4 or above:

  • 4-5:30 p.m. (Testing Code: 38036)

Venue: Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) 
Room 102, 1/F 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 3, 2020

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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


CTY student who has not yet registered for the 2019-20 Talent Search / DCC
(registered before July 1, 2019)

Students in Grades 2-8:
Login as a Parent: 

Students in Grade 9 or above:
 Contact to register.

CTY student who has already registered for the 2019-20 Talent Search / DCC
(registered after June 30, 2019)

Students in Grades 2-8:
Login as a Parent: 

Students in Grade 9 or above:
 Contact to register.

*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 below:

CTY-Administered Testing: This section applies only to students who have been invited to take CTY's SCAT test by paper and pencil through special local arrangements. Students eligible to participate in one of these test sessions have been provided with a test registration code. Please entere that code here Otherwise, please skip this section. 38003

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