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Admissions Criteria

Welcome to The Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management's page for our Future UASEM Family Members!
Admission Method: Ed-Opt Program
These programs are designed to serve students at a range of academic levels. We rank applicants based on our rubric using specific criteria. Offers are made based on randomly assigned numbers, and some offers are made based on ranking numbers for programs that rank applicants. BTECH selects 50% of applicants using the school’s admissions rubric, the Department of Education selects the remaining 50% of applicants using their Middle School English test scores for Priority Groups and Admissions.
Students from all five boroughs of New York City are eligible to apply to BTECH, however, the majority of our students reside in the borough of Queens.
We accept freshman and sophomore applicants through the Admissions process. In the 2021-2022 Academic Year we had over 1000 freshman applicants.
If you have any questions regarding the Admissions process for BTECH, please email Ms. Williams at [email protected]
For additional information regarding the NYCDOE High School Admissions process, please visit:
The order in which you place each of your 12 school choices on your application matters in Admissions process. Your best chance of getting an offer to any program is to include it as a choice on your high school application.
If you decide that UASEM is the right fit for you, make sure you properly rank us on your application with the High School Code M28A.
Admission Process