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Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program

CSTEP Enrollment:

You must complete an application to enroll in CSTEP. There are two enrollment designations, CSTEP member and CSTEP scholar. Including other factors, the designation is based upon your level of engagement. Regardless membership designation, initial eligibility for enrollment is contingent upon the following New York State Education Department (NYSED) criteria:

NYSED criteria:

  • New York State resident
  • Enrolled in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) program or pre-licensure field; i.e. accounting, physical therapy, law, etc.
  • Underrepresented student from one of the following groups: African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American or Indian or Alaskan Native or from other groups who meet the economically disadvantaged criteria as outlined by the New York State Education Department.

CSTEP member designation:

  • Meet NYSED criteria
  • Schedule meeting with program personnel and complete application

CSTEP scholar designation:

  • Meet NYSED criteria
  • Schedule meeting with program personnel and complete application
  • Participate in four workshops per semester, where two must be CSTEP sponsored events
  • Meet with program personnel three times per semester for advising/counseling including topics such as academics, finances, career guidance or personal concerns
  • Maintain good academic standing

– OR –

  • Meet criteria 1-2 and participate in a science, technology, engineering or math related research project, unpaid internship or volunteer opportunity (meet with staff to ensure your work qualifies)

CSTEP scholar benefits

First priority for opportunities such as:

  • Mentor pre-collegiate students
  • Opportunities to attend student professional development conferences to showcase your work and meet industry professionals
  • First selection for books in the textbook loaner program
  • Opportunities to participate in all CSTEP programming and activities

*Students must meet CSTEP scholar requirements each semester to remain a scholar

How to Apply

Please visit 013 Hagedorn Hall or call (516) 463-5796 for an application