Students take one of our designated above-grade-level tests to establish eligibility for CTY Summer Programs. The courses available to a student will depend upon their grade and test scores. Learn more about the CTY Talent Search for students in grades 2-8 and testing options for students in grades 9-12.


Families hoping to receive test results in time to establish qualification for Summer Programs should note that it can take up to several weeks to receive results for certain tests taken through the CTY Talent Search. Learn more.


The School and College Ability Test (SCAT), available at Prometric testing centers or online, is a good option for families looking to qualify for CTY programs on a deadline. Scores from tests taken at Prometric test centers are typically reported within three days after testing. Scores from SCAT tests taken online at home are typically available within two weeks after testing.