Students are eligible for admission to TEAK in the fall of their sixth grade year.  Please refer to the eligibility requirements below to see if you qualify for admission to TEAK.  If you do, please fill out the Admission Info Request Form.  Through a comprehensive process that begins every fall, applicants participate in several rounds of screening that include a financial assessment, diagnostic tests, a written application, and interviews. TEAK Fellowships are awarded based on both academic merit and financial need. If you will be in the 6th grade during the 2014-2015 school year and you would like additional information on how to apply to TEAK, please call the TEAK Admission Inquiry line at (212) 288-6678 x190. Click here to view TEAK's Admission Flyer (English & Spanish).

Eligibility Requirements
Qualified candidates MUST:

  • Be enrolled in sixth grade at the time of their application
  • Attend a public or parochial school in one of the five boroughs of NYC and be a NYC resident
  • Earn 90% or above in all classes
  • Be among the top scorers on the 5th-grade ELA and math tests and/or scored in the 90th percentile on other standardized tests taken in the 5th grade
  • Come from families with financial need
  • Provide proof of academic merit and family income
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States
TEAK is no longer accepting applicants for the 2013-2014 school year. If your child is entering the 6th grade in the fall of 2014 and meets TEAK's eligibility requirements, please complete an Admissions Info Request Form or call the Admission Inquiry Line at (212) 288-6678 x190.

Pathway from TEAK Admission to College

Once a student is accepted to TEAK, programming begins the summer after 6th grade and continues with intensive after-school and Saturday classes during the 7th grade year.  Students then participate in the Summer Institute following the 7th and 8th grade school years, and begin the High School Placement process by attending after-school and Saturday activities during the 8th grade school year. Students enter the High School Program and continue their Fellowship until they go to college.  TEAK’s Alumni Program, including a Career Center, is a resource for students during college and beyond.

    Admission Timeline

    October 2014 2014-2015 Admission season begins

    November/December 2014 Admission Information Sessions are held 

    January 2015 Application period and students take first admission test

    February 2015 TEAK selects finalists 

    March/April 2015 Selected finalists are interviewed

    April 2015 TEAK selects the new class 

    May 2015 Orientation for the new class