Gifted & Talented Student Applications
EPGY - A Selective Opportunity
We are selective about the students participating in the EPGY Instructor Guided programs. Each student wishing to participate in Instructor Guided Courses must successfully complete the application process. Those selected will be notified when their instructor has been assigned. Please follow this process carefully to ensure your application can be processed in a timely fashion.
Students must demonstrate a high degree of mathematical or verbal ability (depending on the courses they are applying for) on the basis of standardized testing. All standardized tests must have been taken within two years of the date of the application. Achievement and aptitude tests other than those specifically listed below may be accepted as qualifying tests pending approval of the Admissions Committee. (A guide to the abbreviations used here for the names of standardized tests is provided at the end.)
Application & Registration
A Selective Opportunity
Each student wishing to participate in the EPGY Instructor Guided Courses must successfully complete the application process outlined here.
Provide test scores or take the online EPGY aptitude test.
Complete your registration and provide payment for your courses.
Application and Registration for New Students
- Fill out the on-line application. Most courses can be started on the first of each month. Some courses have fixed start dates, see the registration deadlines.
- Provide supporting materials. Acceptable test scores can be found in the Materials Required section. Students ages 7 to 13 taking a math, physics or computer programming course, must take the online EPGY mathematical aptitude test. You will receive instructions by email on how to take the test.
- Receive student number. You will receive your Student Number. This number serves as your unique identifier. If you do not receive it following your application, it will be emailed to you within 24 hours of submitting your online application.
- Register. Once you receive your student number you may complete the online registration form for the course(s) that you wish to take. Payment can be made online, or you may download a paper registration from the website.
- Receive course material. Once your registration form and payment have been processed, you will receive confirmation. Your course materials will arrive several days prior to the start of your course. Quarterly English courses only begin at the start of the quarter, regardless of when registration is submitted.
Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, EG20, Language Arts and Writing (LAW)
Self-paced courses start on the first of each month. Registration and payment for self-paced courses are due by the 22nd of the previous month. For example, if you wished to start M0WB on the 1st of June, you should submit your registration by the 22nd of May. If the registration is submitted after this date in May for that June 1st start, a late registration fee of $25 will be applied.
Be sure you:
- Meet the course prerequisites requirements.
- Check registration deadlines.
- Purchase any course textbooks, if applicable.
- Students age 5-6 The EPGY Mathematical Aptitude Test; If available, a psychologist's evaluation from any of the following tests: Stanford-Binet, WISC, WPPSI-R, or Woodcock-Johnson.
- Students age 7-8. The EPGY Mathematical Aptitude Test; if available, a score report or psychologist's evaluation from any of the following tests: CAT-5, CTBS/4, CTP-III, ERB, ITBS, MAT-7, OLSAT, PLUS, SAT-8, SAT-9, WISC, SCAT, or Woodcock-Johnson.
- Students age 9-12. The EPGY Mathematical Aptitude Test; if available, a score report or psychologist's evaluation from any of the following tests: CAT-5, CTBS/4, CTP-III, ERB, ITBS, MAT-7, OLSAT, PLUS, SAT-8, SAT-9, WISC, SCAT, or Woodcock-Johnson.
- Students age 13-14. For 13 year olds only, the EPGY Mathematical Aptitude Test. For both ages, if available, a score report from any of the following tests: CAT-5, CTBS/4, CTP-III, ERB, ITBS, MAT-7, OLSAT, PLUS, SCAT, SAT-8, SAT-9.
- Students age 14 and above A score report from either the PSAT or SAT.
Additionally, students applying to advanced AP level courses in mathematics may submit the results of the AB or BC Calculus, or Physics B or C AP tests, or equally relevant material for admission to the program.
Guide to Standardized Test Abbreviations
|AP||Advanced Placement Test|
|CAT-5||California Achievement Test, 5th edition|
|CTBS/4||Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, 4th Edition|
|CTP-III||Comprehensive Testing Program III|
|ERB||Educational Records Bureau|
|ITBS||Iowa Test of Basic Skills|
|MAT-7||Metropolitan Achievement Test, 7th edition|
|OLSAT||Otis-Lennon School Ability Test|
|PLUS||PLUS Academic Abilities Assessment|
|PSAT||Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test|
|SAT||Scholastic Aptitude Test|
|SAT-8||Stanford Achievement Test Series, 8th edition|
|SAT-9||Stanford Achievement Test Series, 9th edition|
|SSAT||Secondary School Admission Test|
|Stanford-Binet||Stanford-Binet Intelligence Test (L-M or 4th edition)|
|WISC||Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children|
|SCAT||School and College Ability Test|
|Woodcock-Johnson||Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement|
|WPPSI-R||Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence - Revised|
This list is not comprehensive; if a specific test does not appear on this list or if you have questions about this policy, please contact us.