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Johns Hopkins CTY Hong Kong Program Test Prep

Is your child applying to the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Program in Hong Kong? Start here to learn about the application process and help your child ace the SCAT.

About Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Hong Kong

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (JHU CTY) in Hong Kong offers a unique educational summer program for gifted students in grades 2–10. The  program provides eligible students from all over the world with the opportunity to participate in a challenging academic experience among similarly gifted peers. Children in grades 2–6 attend a day site at ISF Academy. Students in grades 7–10 attend a residential program offered at the University of Hong Kong.

About CTY Global Talent Search

CTY Global Talent Search screens students for admission to all CTY programs, including CTY Hong Kong.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Hong Kong CTY program, the first step is to apply to Talent Search. You can apply online on the JHU CTY website or request a paper application. After you apply, you will receive information regarding testing options and test registration details relevant to your child's grade level. After selecting and registering for the appropriate test, your child will be invited to testing days.

After your child takes the test, you will receive scores and information regarding admission to CTY programs. As in the case of US CTY programs, the Hong Kong CTY program screens students based on SCAT test scores for grades 2–8, and SAT or ACT scores for grades 7 and above.

SCAT Scores for CTY Hong Kong

To qualify for the CTY HK program, students must achieve the following scores on the SCAT: For Science and Math Courses:
Grade at Test Day SCAT Quantitative Scores
2 > 435
3 > 440
4 > 450
5 > 470
6 > 480

For Humanities and Writing Courses:
Grade at Test Day SCAT Quantitative Scores
2 > 430
3 > 435
4 > 440
5 > 455
6 > 465

Preparing for the SCAT

If your child is a 2–7th grader and interested in attending the Hong Kong CTY program, he or she will need to take the SCAT and score within the required range for their grade level. To ensure your child does well on the SCAT, it is important that he or she start preparing well before testing. Help your child ace the test and gain from a unique educational experience by giving them the tools they need to succeed.

TestPrep-Online offers level-specific and child-friendly SCAT practice packs that can increase children's confidence and skill on test day.

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