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Can my high-school-aged child participate in CTY?
What is MyCTY?
Is CTY accredited?
Does CTY issue college credit for its summer or online courses?
Order an official academic record
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Accommodations for testing and programs
Requesting accommodations for CTY testing and programs
Testing accommodations for CTY students with disabilities
What if I don’t have documentation to support a request for accommodations?
Study of Exceptional Talent (SET)
SET Frequently Asked Questions
Testing/Getting started with CTY
The CTY Talent Search
Getting started with CTY
Testing and eligibility for high school students
Which grade should I enter for my child when completing a Talent Search application?
Submitting existing test scores for CTY eligibility
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How to schedule a test
How do I schedule a test at a Prometric center in China or elsewhere in East Asia?
Choosing a test
Minimum scores needed to qualify for CTY programs
If you've just registered for CTY and are unable to schedule a SCAT or STB test
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Fee to join CTY
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?
On-Campus Summer Programs
Eligibility, Tuition, Payment
Testing options for On-Campus Programs eligibility
Where to send a paper application, checks, and all other payment information for your CTY On-Campus Summer Programs course
How to pay for a CTY On-Campus Summer course
Steps to apply for a visa to attend On-Campus Summer Programs
Traveling to an On-Campus Summer Programs site
Travel documents needed to enter the U.S.
Documentation needed for the F-1 student visa application process
Infographic: Your Path to a Student Visa
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Classes, Coursework, and Activities
On-Campus Summer Programs instructional staff
School credit for CTY On-Campus Programs courses
On-Campus Summer classes and coursework
The Summer Programs course I requested is full. Is it possible to open up an extra section of a class?
On-Campus Summer Programs Grade Policy
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Residential and Housing Information
Do all CTY summer sites have air conditioning?
Residential On-Campus Summer Programs Information
Before- and after-program care at summer day sites
Attending a summer residential site as a commuter
Site information packet
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Medical Information and Special Accommodation
Arranging for your child to take their medication
Meal plans and dietary arrangements
Completing the CTY Medical Form
On-Campus Summer Programs immunization requirements
Management plans for allergies, asthma, diabetes at CTY On-Campus Summer sites
Vaccine Exception Requests (including Covid-19)
Which online courses are individually paced?
What is a CTY ‘virtual classroom’?
How do I get the MENSA discount for a CTY online course?
CTY Online Course Payment Options
What if I enrolled my child in a course at the wrong level?
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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
Online course completion documents
Will my child receive credit for their CTY online course?
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
How is CTY’s online course content delivered?
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CTY Human Resources
Recruitment: On-Campus Programs
Can I hold another job or take a summer course while working for CTY?
Can I apply to work only one session?
Do I get to choose the location where I work?
Will I be required to live on campus at a residential site?
I am applying to be an instructor. Does CTY specify a curriculum that must be followed?
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Can I enroll in an open CTY LIVE course after the session deadline if I pay a late fee?
Canceling or changing a LIVE course
My child has not taken the prerequisite course. Can they still enroll in a LIVE course??
My child has not tested for CTY. Can we test in time for LIVE course registration?
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?
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?
What if my child has to miss several CTY LIVE class sessions?
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Can my child take a CTY LIVE course using a tablet or phone?
Technology/platforms used in the LIVE classroom
Eligibility and grade requirements for CTY LIVE courses
How are LIVE courses different from other CTY online courses?
CTY LIVE course length
How many hours of work per week can my student expect in a LIVE course?
Supervision of CTY LIVE student digital interactions
When will I find out what the CTY LIVE course materials and associated costs are?
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The CTY LIVE 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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