Eligibility & Admissions Requirements

For Domestic Students

Choose documentation for ONE option below to upload with the SIG Application in the application portal.

  • Nationally normed testing scores at the 95th percentile on intellectual, achievement, or creativity within the last 5 school years. Click here for eligible tests.


  • Two SIG recommendation forms from a combination of two core subject educators or one core subject educator and one filled out by the student's parent. 


  • Accepted into a gifted program or gifted school or participation in a talent search or participation in a comparable alternative gifted summer enrichment program within the last 5 years.

For International Students

Students must meet domestic eligibility requirements + English Proficiency Standards.

English proficiency Standards:
Choose ONE option below to upload with the SIG application in addition to domestic eligibility requirements. Students with less than required English proficiency eligibility standards are subject to a Skype interview from the SIG Admissions Committee.

  • TOEFL-iBT Internet-Based Test:  Students must have a total score of 90 or higher on the online test.


  • TOEFL-CBT Computer-Based Test: Students must have a total score of 233 or higher on the online test.


  • TOEFL-Junior: Students must have an overall score of 4 or higher (B1 or B2 for all sections).   


  • IELTS: Students who score a composite of 6.5 or higher meet SIG English proficiency standards.

Submitting Eligibility Documents

Students and parents will submit eligibility documents are part of the application process. Once you start an application, our portal will walk you through the necessary steps to attach documentation, letters of recommendation, testing scores, or other necessary documents.

Still have questions?

Still not sure if your child is eligible to participate in a SIG program? We are happy to help.


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