Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

What is CSTEP?

CSTEP increases the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers leading to professional licensure or professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields.

CSTEP provides students with academic enrichment and research experience in science, mathematics and technology content areas. Programs consist of summer and academic year components including:

  • Supervised training in research methods

  • Internships

  • Graduate/Professional school admissions counseling

  • Standardized test preparation

  • Academic and career development activities

Improves Student Readiness

CSTEP improves student readiness through support services such as:

  • Enriching science and mathematics instruction

  • Learning science content through research based practical training

  • Introducing inquiry based learning techniques

  • Providing standardized graduate school test preparation

  • Assisting students with the graduate/professional school application process

Where to Find CSTEP

There are 51 CSTEP Programs housed at institutions of higher education and/or professional schools across New York State. Admission to a CSTEP program is competitive and requires students to participate in an application process.

Learn more about participating college and eligibility requirements at the STEP for Leaders website.