9th Grade Admissions Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply to 9th grade at BSGE?

Students apply through MySchools by ranking BSGE as one of their 12 schools.  Students must also complete an additional assessment consisting of two writing prompts (one Humanities, one STEM) as well as submitting a video responding to a prompt. This is all done in MySchools.  

What is the high school program admissions code to BSGE?

Our NYCDOE High School Application Program Code is Q41A

Do I have to list BSGE as #1 on the NYCDOE High School Application form?

Students do not have to put BSGE first. List your school choices in your order of preference.

Do I need to take a test to get into your high school?

No. There is no high school admission test for BSGE.

Do I need to have an interview to get into your high school?

No. There is no interview for high school admission to BSGE.

I did not attend public school in 8th grade. What standardized exams do I submit?

Parochial schools traditionally give the Terra Nova. Private schools give tests such as Stanford or ERB. Your school will submit these results. If your school does not give any standardized exam at all, the school records that are included in your NYCDOE High School Application will be reviewed.

All my class grades except one are above 90. Do I need a minimum grade of 90 in every subject?

No. All class grades will be reviewed.

I was absent from school for an extended period of time because of illness or family issues. Will you still consider my application?

Ask your counselor to indicate “Extenuating Circumstances” on your high school application.

What types of transportation are available to reach the school?

We are accessible by NYC Transit subways and buses.

Should I send a letter of recommendation?

No. We do not read letters of recommendation.

When is the deadline to apply for 9th grade?

Applications are due in MySchools by December 1st and the additional assessment components are due by December 9th.  

Can I transfer into 10th, 11th, or 12th grade?

We can only review applications for 9th grade through the NYCDOE high school application process. Please contact your local NYCDOE Family Welcome Center if you have questions regarding transferring high schools.