BTNY NOMINATION (for schools)


Welcome, Nominators!

The BTNY Nomination is an opportunity for school administrators, prospective guardians, and even prospective students themselves to identify strong 6th grade candidates for BTNY.

WHO should I nominate for BTNY?

Current NYC 6th grade students attending a public, charter, or parochial school are invited to be nominated and apply to BTNY. In addition, nominated students must have received a Level 3 or 4 on the 5th Grade ELA & Math state exams. Nominated students who do not meet that criteria will not be eligible for BTNY.

HOW can I nominate students for BTNY?

BTNY is requesting nominations for prospective BTNY students through Friday, November 1st, 2019. Please note that the nomination form can be saved and submitted over time.

To submit nominations for BTNY, all you will need to collect is:

  • A list of your students’ names who received a Level 3 or 4 on their 5th grade ELA & Math state exams

  • At least one e-mail address for that student/family (all of our admissions communications go out through e-mail!)

To submit nominations for BTNY, please complete the form below.

What happens AFTER I submit my nominations?

We encourage schools to hand out our Admissions Packet (in English, Spanish, or Mandarin) to the students who they nominate. The admissions packet includes an overview of our 10-year program, our eligibility criteria, our admissions process, and an Information Session calendar.

If you are working with BTNY for the first time and would like to stay up-to-date throughout the admissions process, please be sure to add yourself to our 2019-2020 Admissions Mailing List!


Please contact Enya O’Riordan, Admissions & Enrollment Manager, at [email protected] or call 917-258-6564.

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6th Grade Nomination Form (2019-2020)

Breakthrough New York (BTNY) is seeking exceptional 6th grade students to join our 10-year college success program!

School administrators, guardians, and even prospective BTNY students themselves are invited to nominate prospective BTNY students for our program.

Who can BE nominated for BTNY?

Current NYC 6th graders attending a public, charter, or parochial school can be nominated for BTNY.

Please note that students should only be nominated if they received a Level 3 or 4 on both their 5th grade ELA and Math state exams.

What is the benefit of submitting a BTNY Nomination?

While you don't need to be nominated in order to apply for BTNY, submitting a nomination for BTNY will help you access the following benefits:
  • Students: early access to our online application, and reminders about upcoming application deadlines
  • Guardians: reminders about upcoming Information Sessions, reminders about student application status and upcoming deadlines
  • School administrators: application status updates on your BTNY applicants, as well as reminders about Information Sessions and upcoming deadlines
Nominations will be open from October 2nd through November 1st

If you need any support in using this form, 
please contact Enya O'Riordan, Admissions & Enrollment Manager, 
at [email protected] or call 917-258-6564. 

Nominator Information

School Nominator Information

Student Nomination (for Guardians)

Student Self-Nomination

BTNY Nomination Instructions

School administrators are invited to submit nominations from their school in one of two ways:

  • Option 1: Upload an Excel spreadsheet with the following information: Student First Name, Student Last Name, Guardian 1 E-Mail (Required), Guardian 2 E-Mail (Optional), Student E-Mail (Optional) - having as many contact e-mails as possible makes it more likely the family will receive our communications!

  • Option 2: Use the form below to submit the contact information listed above
Option 1

Please upload your nomination information below:

Option 2

Please use the form below to nominate individual students for BTNY by sharing their contact information. 
If you would like to nominate more than one student please click the "Add another response" link as many times as you need.

If you are missing guardian contact information for any of your students, please input the student's school e-mail or your own contact information instead.