Qualification CriteriaApplicants should thoroughly review the testing submission requirements, prior to obtaining any testing, as they have been updated for the 2014-2015 school year, specifically with regard to individuals enrolled in 6th grade or below at the time of application. The information detailed below is correct and differs from information provided during previous tours.
- The following tests are accepted as part of the application process.
- Please also refer to the information on specific testing requirements for applicants who are: in 7th grade or above; in 6th grade or below; homeschooled; or reapplying.
All applicants are required to submit a full score report from AT LEAST ONE of the following tests.
(Administered during the past five years)
|Test Name||Score Guidelines|
|Stanford-Binet V (SB-V or SB-5)||Standard score of 145 or greater (99.9th percentile) for Full Scale or Verbal or Non-Verbal|
|Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - IV (WISC IV) ||Standard score of 145 or greater (99.9th percentile) for Full Scale or Verbal or Perceptual Reasoning |
|Differential Abilities Scale (DAS-II or DAS-III)||Standard Score of 145 or greater (99.9th percentile) General Conceptual Ability or Nonverbal Reasoning|
COLLEGE ADMISSION/PLACEMENT EXAMS
(Administered during the past two years)
|Test Name||Score Criteria|
|Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) ||Qualified applicants must provide scores that meet or exceed the Verbal/Critical Reading OR Math OR Combined scores as indicated in the following table.|
Please note: The writing section of the SAT I will be considered as supplementary information.
|SAT I||GRADE 7||GRADE 8||GRADE 9||GRADE 10|
|ACT Assessment (ACT)||Qualified applicants must provide score reports that meet or exceed at least 3 out of 5 scores of those indicated in the following table.|
|ACT||Grade 7||Grade 8||Grade 9||Grade 10|
- The published testing criteria were established in consultation with national academic talent search organizations and other professionals in gifted education.
- Following initial review of an application, additional testing may be requested of applicant.
- Detection of omitted or falsified information may result in terminating the application review process or revoking acceptance and/or enrollment.
For Students in Grade 7 or Above
Applicants who are Grade 7 or above may submit an SAT, ACT, or one of the IQ Test reports listed to meet the testing submission requirement. These students only need to submit one of these three tests.
For Students in Grade 6 or Below
Applicants who are 6th grade or below at the time of application are required to submit scores from either an Explore, ACT OR SAT test. IQ testing submitted will be considered as supplemental information.
Only applicants who are 6th grade and below (or homeschooled at this level) may submit EXPLORE assessment results. ACT and SAT scores for students at or below 6th grade will be considered. Please contact Admissions and Records for more information.
|EXPLORE||Qualified applicants must provide score reports that indicate at least 3 of the 5 scores meet or exceed those listed in the following table.|
For Homeschooled Students
Homeschooled students who are being taught at a 7th grade level or higher must submit an ACT or SAT test report, and may submit IQ scores as supplementary information (in other words, all homeschool applicants need to submit achievement testing, not just IQ testing). Students who are being homeschooled at or below 6th grade level at the time of application should follow the instructions above “For Students in Grade 6 or Below.”
For Students Reapplying for Admission
Applicants who have previously applied and were declined admission are often asked to submit updated testing and/or grade reports. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss what portions of the application need to be updated in order for an applicant to be reconsidered.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions about testing requirements.