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Students must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for Science Technology Entry Program (STEP) or the Building Excellence in Science and Technology Program (BEST) admissions:

  • Be a New York State resident
  • Have an 80 average in Math, Science, and English
  • Identify as African American, Latino, Native American, and Alaskan American. Students who identify as White or Asian must meet state-determined economic criteria listed on the eligibility section of the website
  • Be a middle or high school student in the 7th - 12th grade
  • All eligible BEST students must attend a District 13 school located in Brooklyn. Please see the main page of the website with the details for the BEST program.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the NYU STEP/BEST Program. We are not currently accepting applications. The summer 2019 application will be posted in early February.

Fees and Dates

Fees: Summer: $350
         Academic Year: $200

Please note all fees are non-refundable.
Waivers and payment plans are available for eligible students.

Program Dates: 2018-2019 Academic Year - Saturdays 9am - 3:00pm from October, 2018 to May, 2019



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