Students must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for the NYU Science Technology Entry Program (STEP). Building Excellence in Science and Technology (BEST) admission to New York University STEP/BEST programs:
The Science and Technology Entry Program is designed for New York State residents in grades 7 through 12 who are minorities historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged in the scientific, technical, health-related, and licensed professions. Minorities historically underrepresented in the scientific, technical, health-related, and licensed professions are Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native. A student is economically disadvantaged if he or she meets the income eligibility criteria set forth below.
1. Economic Eligibility Criteria (only for students who identify as White or Asian):
a. The student's family is the recipient of: (1) Family Assistance Program Aid; or (2) Safety Net Assistance through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, or a county department of social services; or (3) family day-care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Assistance, or a county department of social services;
b. The student is a ward of the State or a county.