Baruch STEP Academy applicants must:

  1. be New York State Residents
    • The applicant must have been a resident of the State of New York 12 months prior to application.
  2. Enrolled in Grades 7 – 12 in the Fall 2020 semester
  3. Self-identify as
    • Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native or American Indian (with record of tribal affiliation)
    • or meet the economic eligibility guidelines outlined by the state in the table below

The long-range objective of the program is to increase the number of historically underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged students prepared to enter college and improve their participation rate in mathematics, science, technology, health-related fields, and the licensed professions.

Students enrolled in Baruch STEP Academy are selected on the basis of character and academic merit that aligns with the eligibility criteria outlined below:

  • Maintain a minimum average of 80% overall and in math & science.
  • A strong interest in medicine, research, or STEM professions
  • The ability to commit to the course schedule and attend all sessions remotely
  • A mature personality – Conduct themselves in a manner conducive to their own learning, and to the learning of others.