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Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: How do I apply?

A: You can submit a SchoolMint application on our website. Select the “How to Apply” button under the Admissions tab to apply.


Q: Do I need to reapply if I submitted a common online application through the NYC Charter Center?

A: If you submitted a Brooklyn Prospect application through the NYC Charter Center, your application will automatically transfer to our database. There’s no need to submit more than one application.


Q: How can I edit my application?

A: Login to your SchoolMint account to edit your application. If you need support to access your account please contact SchoolMint support directly.


Q: How can I contact SchoolMint support?

A: To contact the SchoolMint support desk you can call (855) 957-3535 or email  


Q: How can I change the grade level in my application?

A: If you need to change the grade level in your application, please email your request to Admissions at


Q: What is the lottery application?

A: To apply for intake grades: Kindergarten, 6th, or 9th grade, you must submit a lottery application from October to April. We will run a lottery only for these grade levels.


Q: What is the waitlist application?

A: To apply for non-intake grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 you must submit a waitlist application before the rollover to a new school year.


Q: What is the waitlist rollover?

A: At beginning of every school year, there’s an automatic rollover of our post-lottery and waitlist applications to the succeeding school year. Applications will close during this week long rollover.


Q: Should I reapply if I do not receive an offer?

A: Once you have submitted a lottery or waitlist application, there is no need to reapply until your student reaches an intake year: 6th or 9th grade. To clarify, 5th & 8th grade waitlist applications will not rollover to the 6th and 9th grade. You must reapply to the 6th or 9th grade to enter our lottery.


Q: How and when are lottery results released?

A: Lottery results are released 24-48 hours after the lottery. Results are sent to the applicant's communication preference; by email and/or text.  You can also login to your SchoolMint account to check your status anytime.


Q: How do I accept my offer?

A: To accept an offer, login to your SchoolMint account. There’s an option under your "Student Dashboard" to "Accept" or "Decline" the offer. If you accept the offer, a button to register will appear. Instructions will follow once you complete your online registration.


Q: How can I learn more about the program?

A: You can find information about our program in the drop down sections above or you can attend one of our information sessions. All dates for our  information sessions are listed on our website on the main Admissions page, under option 3 “Information Nights.”


Q: How can I tour the school?

A: We do not provide tours until a family is accepted into our program. Once you receive an offer, you will have an opportunity to tour the school. Prior to receiving an offer, you are welcome to attend any of our information sessions. Information sessions are open to the public and no RSVP is required. All dates for our  information sessions are listed on our website on the main Admissions page, under option 3, “Information Nights."


Q: Can I transfer my student mid-year?

A: We do not offer transfers mid-year, but we do have a waitlist application that rolls over to each succeeding non-intake year. Please apply on our website to be added to the waitlist.


Q: How can I find my waitlist number?

A: Once you login to your Schoolmint account all waitlist numbers are accessible under the “Student Dashboard”.  You may also check your application status at any time by accessing your SchoolMint account.


Q: What are the waitlist preferences?

A: Families will move to the top of the waitlist, if:

  • They are a Brooklyn Prospect sibling family
  • They are a child of an employee
  • They are a transient family


Q: Who qualifies as a transient family?

A: Families are considered  transient if students have documentation demonstrating that they were not residents of New York State at the time of the lottery closing date, and if they:

  • Qualify as an English Language Learner (“ELL”)
  • The student’s parent or legal guardian is currently deployed overseas on assignment as a member of the United States Armed Forces
  • Qualify for free or reduced price lunch


Q: How can I verify if I qualify for in-district preference?

A: Students must reside in the district to be eligible for in-district preference. You can verify your district of residency by entering your address here


Q: Who is eligible for the sibling preference?

A: All siblings of current Brooklyn Prospect students have admission priority when a seat becomes available. Students qualify for this preference when a guardian is shared with the attending sibling.


Q: Is my application cancelled if I have a pending public school application?

A: Acceptance to Brooklyn Prospect does not affect and is not affected by the NYC DOE admissions process. The DOE and charter school acceptances run parallel and are completely separate processes. You can technically accept both offers at a DOE and charter school, but we ask that you let us know if you decide to continue with another program.  


Q: Can I pay a fee so my child can get admitted to the school?

A: Admissions is based on a random lottery with specific preference consideration. We can not legally accept payment to admit a student. Please select preferences under our website admissions page to learn more.