7th Grade Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

7TH GRADE ADMISSIONS TO 

BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION (BSGE)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I apply to 7th grade at BSGE?

There are two steps to 7th grade admissions at BSGE.  As a 6th grade student, you must take the BSGE Admissions Test offered in January of your 6th grade school year.  During the 2016-2017 school year, the date of that test is Saturday, January 21st.  Your score on that test will determine if you are offered an interview.  Of the students who are interviewed, some are offered admission to BSGE as 7th grade students, some are placed on an admissions waitlist, and some are denied admissions.

How do I register for the 7th Grade BSGE Admissions Test?

You can only register for the 7th Grade BSGE Admissions Test on our school’s website.  During the 2016-2017 school year, online test registration begins the morning of Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Once you register for the test online, you will receive an email receipt of your test registration. Please make certain that you provide an accurate email address when you register for the test . You should print out that receipt and bring it to the admissions test.

How should I prepare for the 7th Grade Admissions BSGE Test?

We do not expect applicants to engage in any special preparation for the admissions test.

What do I need to bring with me to my 7th Grade BSGE Admissions Test?

Please bring Number 2 pencils and a print out of your test registration confirmation that you received by email. No other materials are necessary or will be collected from you on the day of your admissions test.

What can I do if I do not get a 7th grade admissions interview?

Students who are not granted an interview may reapply for 9th grade admissions to BSGE through the NYCDOE high school application process.

Do I need to have an interview to get into 7th grade at BSGE?

Yes.

What happens at the interview to get into 7th grade at BSGE?

The BSGE admissions interview is a group interview conducted by current BSGE faculty and students in small groups. We do not expect applicants to engage in any special preparation for this interview. Interviews occur in March.

If I am granted an interview, what do I need to bring with me to my 7th grade admissions interview at BSGE?

On the date of your interview, you should bring the following three items: (1) Photocopy of final 5th grade report card, (2) Photocopy of 1st marking period 6th grade report card, (3) 16-17-Recommendation Form (click to download). We can only accept one recommendation for each student. Please use this form found on our website.  Some school officials may choose to mail or fax the Recommendation Form directly to BSGE.

I did not attend public school in 4th or 5th grade. What standardized exams do I submit?

Parochial schools traditionally give the Terra Nova. Private schools give tests such as the 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 5th and 6th grade report cards will be reviewed.

What types of transportation are available to reach the school?

We are accessible by NYC Transit subways and buses.

Can I transfer in to 8th grade at BSGE?

Our admissions test and interview is for the 7th grade admissions process. Please contact your local NYCDOE Family Welcome Center if you have questions regarding transferring middle schools.