TGCS Admissions

TGCS Admissions / Eligibility Requirements

To participate in TGCS programs, children in pre-Kindergarten, elementary, and middle school must be screened for giftedness via a TGCS-approved cognitive assessment administered by a certified or licensed psychologist. TGCS offers cognitive assessments for children beginning at four years of age.

Unlike academic or standardized tests, a cognitive assessment measures how a child thinks, not how academically proficient she or he may be. In addition to a child’s full-scale IQ score, a child’s general mental ability, social/emotional maturity, and the psychologist’s professional recommendations will be considered as part of the evaluation for TGCS eligibility and Membership.

IQ Assessments / Giftedness Screening Services At TGCS

In-Person Cognitive Assessment Appointments Now Available at Our Ramsey, New Jersey location. TGCS offers in-person cognitive assessments / giftedness screening services for a fee at our TGCS office in Ramsey, New Jersey, for children four to sixteen years of age. To request an IQ assessment at TGCS for your child, complete the online form below. TGCS’ Admissions Coordinator will contact you to schedule a date and time for your child’s appointment, in the order in which your request was received.

Request an IQ Assessment at TGCS For Your Child »

If you choose to have your child’s cognitive assessment administered by a non-TGCS psychologist, the psychologist must complete and submit to TGCS the Admissions Application Form below, plus a copy of his/her current psychologist certification or license, plus a copy of your child’s full IQ assessment report. Documents may be emailed to

Download the TGCS Admissions Application Form »

TGCS Eligibility and Membership

TGCS eligibility is required for participation in TGCS programming. To be considered for eligibility, a child must be four years old and screened for giftedness by a certified or licensed psychologist via a TGCS-approved cognitive assessment. A full-scale IQ score of 130 plus additional information relevant to each candidate is considered as part of his/her eligibility evaluation.

Once TGCS eligibility requirements are met, TGCS Membership must be activated and new students are welcome to participate in all the special programs and services TGCS has to offer. TGCS Membership is in effect from January 1 through December 31 of each calendar year and must be renewed annually, with annual Membership dues of $50.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to welcoming your gifted child to TGCS!

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