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Cazenovia, Binghampton, Ithaca, Morrisville, Oswego, Utica, Syracuse


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Mid Hudson Region
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Northern Region
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New York City Region I
Bronx & Manhattan


New York City Region II
Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island


Western Region
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The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (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 Programs 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

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

CSTEP Increases Career Awareness through by:

  • Providing practical training to link coursework to careers

  • Convening career development conferences

  • Displaying student accomplishments through presentations, competitions and awards

  • Providing graduate and professional school recruitment opportunities

There are more than fifty 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. Please refer to the listing of regional programs by town/county (on the left) to find out if there is a program at your institution.

*Economic eligibility guidelines are determined by the state of New York. Students who are not underrepresented (e.g., Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native, or American Indian) must meet these income guidelines. Please click here for an economic eligibility chart.

Impact and Accomplishments:

CSTEP Results:

  • Over 70% of CSTEP students matriculate in STEM and health related fields

  • On average, more than 15% of CSTEP graduates enter licensed professions each year

  • Over 5,500 underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students participate annually in CSTEP

  • CSTEP seniors graduate at a higher rate than non-CSTEP peers

  • CSTEP graduates pursue graduate programs and licensure at a higher rate than their non-CSTEP peers.


Additional Information About CSTEP:

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