- The MC STEM Academy Lottery is open to the general public, but attendance is not required for acceptance.
- The lottery procedure must ensure that each eligible applicant, who submitted an application prior to the lottery application deadline, will have an equal opportunity to be randomly selected. It must also continue until all eligible applicants have been selected and placed on a final list.
- The lottery will be run by a computer program.
- When the lottery is run, it will assign a random number to every single applicant. The applicants are then either placed or waitlisted according to space availability in each grade level.