How do I register my child to take the CTY SCAT?

Be sure to register your child for the CTY SCAT with Prometric (either online or by phone at 800-688-5796). You may pay the $60.00 fee by credit card or electronic check. For CTY summer programs, students must take the SCAT as early as possible, as registration for summer programs starts in January. All other students must take the test by the end of June. Learn more about the SCAT.

Why should my child participate in JHU CTY?

JHU CTY provides services for gifted students, establishing the groundwork for future success. CTY offers several programs and open many doors for gifted youth. Gifted and talented students flourish when praised and recognized. Talent Search offers recognition to students who welcome the challenge and award them with a Certificate of Participation. Students at the top of the CTY programs participate in award ceremonies. Click here to learn more about JHU CTY.

What score does my child need to be accepted to the JHU CTY programs?

To be eligible for CTY programs, students taking the SCAT must achieve these scores:

Grade Quantitative Verbal
2 435 430
3 440 435
4 450 440
5 465 445
6 470 450

Learn more about SCAT scoring.

What Does CTY High Honors Mean?

Obtaining a High Honors status at CTY means achieving Advanced Level on at least one of the final examinations. For Grades 2-8 this means achieving top scores on talent search tests.

What Does CTY Grand Honors Mean?

Obtaining Grand Honors Recognition means achieving two or three grades above Advanced Level.

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