Please apply to be a part of StuyPrep today, so that we can help you or your child prepare for the SHSAT. StuyPrep is 100% free for all its participants. Please read below for an explanation of the three step application process.



Fill out the main application form.




After completing the main application form in Step 1, take the diagnostic exam.*


*You will be taken to Kaplan's website to take the exam.



Get a recommendation.


Optional, but you have a better chance if you submit this step

Mandatory Steps of the Application

We require all applicants to complete both Step 1 and Step 2 of the application process in order to be considered for admission to StuyPrep (if you do not complete both of these steps, we will not consider your application to StuyPrep):

Step 1 - Main Form

Includes a few basic questions, a required essay for the student that explains why he or she is interested in the program, and parental consent forms that can be signed electronically on this site. You may save your progress and continue on the application at a later time. An e-mail will be sent to you with a link so that you can continue your application. Click the 'Apply' button above to start.

The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 31.

Step 2 - Diagnostic Exam

Upon completion of the main application form in Step 1, click the "Exam" button to go to the diagnostic exam website.


Click "Sign Up" and create an account, then "Go to my account" and "Access Resources."

You can take the test any time and stop for breaks in between, but the test must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 31.

Step 3 - Teacher Recommendation

In addition, we request that students ask a current teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal or principal to help us with our evaluation. This is a voluntary part of the application process, but students who have current teacher / administrator recommendations and feedback will be at a significant advantage compared to other applicants

Please ask your teacher, guidance counselor, or administrator to go to our Recommendation page to support your application to StuyPrep.