High School Waitlists Open

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Dear Families,

High school waitlists are open!


Between now and when waitlists close in August, you can use your MySchools account to:

  • Check your position on each program’s waitlist

  • Add your child to additional programs’ waitlists—this is optional

  • Accept or decline a waitlist offer, if you receive one

  • Remember, you can also use MySchools to view your high school offer and see the programs where your child is automatically waitlisted, if applicable.

Watch our Offers and Waitlists MySchools tutorial to learn more.

  • Please note that getting a waitlist offer is not a guarantee. Schools can only make waitlist offers if seats at their specific program(s) become available. Being on a waitlist does not mean you will get a waitlist offer.

  • If a school can make you a waitlist offer, they will call and email you directly, and you will have one week (7 calendar days) to choose between your current offer and the waitlist offer.

  • High school waitlists will close in August.

  • The nine Specialized High Schools, including LaGuardia High School, do NOT have waitlists.

Don’t have a MySchools account or have questions?


  • Watch our How to Create a MySchools Account tutorial to learn more.

  • Talk with your child’s school counselor.

  • Contact a Family Welcome Center—when you do, please include your child’s name, last name and date of birth in your message: this will allow us to help you more quickly.

  • Call us at 718-935-2009.

  • Get support with waitlist-specific questions and requests at waitlists@schools.nyc.gov.

Thank you,

The High School Admissions Team, Office of Student Enrollment