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Can my high-school-aged child participate in CTY?
What is MyCTY?
Is CTY accredited?
How do I make a payment online?
Does CTY issue college credit for its summer or online courses?
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Accommodations for testing and programs
How do I request test accommodations for my child?
Does my child have to take the SCAT/STB/ACT/SAT to qualify for CTY programs if they have a disability?
How do I request accommodations for my child for testing for the first time?
If my child had accommodations approved in the past for testing or a program, do I need to request them again?
How long does it take for an accommodation to be approved?
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Study of Exceptional Talent (SET)
Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) Eligibility
Testing/Getting started with CTY
What is the CTY Talent Search?
How do we get started with CTY?
My child hasn’t been able to test for CTY eligibility because testing centers are closed; will you make an exception based on another standardized test?
How can my high school student become eligible for a CTY course?
Which grade should I enter for my child when completing a Talent Search application?
How much does it cost to join CTY?
How do I schedule a test?
Which test should my child take?
Is my child eligible for CTY programs without participating in the CTY Talent Search?
What test scores does my child need to earn to qualify for CTY programs?
I just registered for CTY. Why can’t I schedule a SCAT or STB test?
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Online SCAT/Remote Testing
If my child achieves qualifying scores on the Online SCAT, how long will their program eligibility be valid?
I am having trouble logging in to my Online SCAT quiz. What is the password?
Are Online SCAT test accommodations available to students who have a documented disability?
Are Online SCAT video recordings protected by FERPA? If so, can I access my child’s recording?
Can I request for my school to see my child’s Online SCAT scores? How will they be shared?
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CTY Testing Pilot Study
Are you taking only national tests or also state tests for the CTY testing pilot study?
How do the tests accepted under the pilot provide an indication of how a student may fair in courses designed for those whose academic needs are two or more grade levels above their current grade?
How long has CTY been considering this sort of pilot project?
How long is eligibility going to last for students who qualify for CTY through the testing pilot study?
How long will it take for CTY to review my score report for the testing pilot study?
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What if I want to apply for financial aid, but do not have a copy of my tax returns and/or W-2(s)?
Are non-U.S. citizens eligible for financial aid?
What options do we have if we applied for a Summer Programs course, but did not receive financial aid?
Is financial aid available for CTY Talent Search and/or programs?
Financial Aid Application
What documentation do I need to complete my CTY Financial Aid application?
When will we be notified of a financial aid status and/or decision?
When enrolling in a CTY course, do I have to pay a deposit for the course if I am applying for financial aid?
What are you offering instead of in-person Summer Programs in summer 2021?
What are your plans for 2021 Summer Programs?
Eligibility, Tuition, Payment
Which test option should we choose to receive scores in time for Summer Programs enrollment?
Where do I send a paper application, checks, and all other payment information for my CTY Summer Programs course?
Which test should my child take to qualify for CTY Summer Programs?
Will I be notified of any remaining balance due after I have made the initial deposit and received the course assignment packet for my child’s CTY Summer Program course?
Classes and Coursework
Who teaches for CTY Summer Programs?
Will my child have time to complete outside coursework during their CTY Summer Programs session?
How large are CTY Summer Programs classes?
The Summer Programs course I requested is full. Is it possible to open up an extra section of a class?
Sites, Housing, Travel
Can I submit my child’s medical forms from school or another camp instead of completing the CTY Medical Form?
Can my child attend religious services while attending CTY Summer Programs?
Do all CTY summer sites have air conditioning?
Do CTY Summer Programs students ever have time for fun? What do they do on the weekends?
Are students expected to bring laptops or tablets for their academic work while taking a CTY Summer Programs course?
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Medical Information and Special Accommodation
What are the arrangements for my child to take their medication while attending CTY Summer Programs?
What if my child needs a laptop for their CTY Summer Programs course because they have dysgraphia or another learning disability?
My child has food allergies. How are food allergies handled at CTY sites?
My child recently had a complete physical examination. Is another physical examination required to participate in CTY Summer Programs?
My child requires a special diet. Are special meal plans available?
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Talent Search and Testing
How do I schedule a test at a Prometric center in China or elsewhere in East Asia?
Summer-International Travel-Student Visa
My child lives in and is a citizen of a foreign country. What visa is required for them to attend CTY Summer Programs and how do I go about getting it?
How do I request the mailing of my child’s I-20?
Whom do I contact at CTY for questions about visas?
What are the steps to receive a visa to attend CTY Summer Programs?
Can I choose other shipping methods to receive my child’s I-20 by email?
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Individually Paced online courses
Which online courses are individually paced?
What is a CTY ‘virtual classroom’?
How do I get the MENSA discount for a CTY online course?
How to pay for a CTY online course
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Access and Technical Requirements
Online courses technical requirements
What should I do if my child has trouble logging into their individually paced course?
Can I log in to my online course, even though my enrollment period has not started yet?
Can my child start an online course on the same day they register?
How do I access my CTY Online course?
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Academic Records and Earning Credit
What documentation will I receive when my child successfully completes the course?
Will my child receive credit for their CTY online course?
How do I obtain a record of my child's participation in CTY Online Programs?
Is placement testing required for CTY Online courses?
How do I request a placement test for the online PUB1, Master Class: Writing, Editing, and Publishing?
What materials will my child need for their online course?
Which courses is my child eligible to take?
Does my child need to be online at a specific time to participate in a CTY Online course?
Online Programs course selection
Online Math Courses
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Tuition and payment
Are payment plans available for CTY LIVE courses?
What is the cost of CTY LIVE courses?
Can I enroll in an open CTY LIVE course after the session deadline if I pay a late fee?
If I need to cancel my child’s LIVE registration, when is the last date I can do that and obtain a full refund?
If I want to switch my child’s LIVE course, when is the last date I can do that?
When are applications due for the CTY LIVE fall 2021 session?
My child has not taken the prerequisite course. Can they still enroll?
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Class meetings schedule
Can my child attend the same CTY LIVE class at a different time slot or watch a recording to make up work if they miss a class time?
Can my child take a LIVE course and an independently paced or session-based course at the same time?
Can my child take two CTY LIVE courses in one session?
How do I change my synchronous class time for my L.I.V.E. course?
What does synchronous mean as it relates to CTY L.I.V.E. courses?
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Can my child take a CTY L.I.V.E. course using a tablet or phone?
What platforms will students use to engage in the CTY L.I.V.E. classroom?
Do you have CTY L.I.V.E. courses specifically for CTY students who have Advanced CTY eligibility?
In determining grade eligibility for L.I.V.E., do I use my child's current grade or the grade they will be in next year?
Who is eligible to take CTY L.I.V.E. courses?
How are L.I.V.E. courses different from other CTY online courses?
How long are CTY L.I.V.E. courses?
How many hours of work per week can my student expect in a L.I.V.E. course?
What will supervision of CTY L.I.V.E. student digital interactions look like?
When will I find out what the CTY L.I.V.E. course materials and associated costs are?
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The CTY L.I.V.E. course my child is interested in is full; can I get on a waitlist?
Will financial aid be available for CTY LIVE courses?
Can a student in a Problem-Based course change their team if they do not like their group?
Can a student get academic credit from school for a Problem-Based course?
How are CTY’s LIVE and Problem-Based courses different from each other?
How do I enroll my child in a CTY online Problem-Based course?
How frequently do online Problem-Based courses meet?
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