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Capital District Region
Albany, Johnstown, Schenectady, Troy


Central New York Region
Cazenovia, Binghampton, Ithaca, Morrisville, Oswego, Utica, Syracuse


Long Island Region
Central Islip, Farmingdale, Hempstead, Old Westbury, Selden, Stony Brook


Mid Hudson Region
Dobbs Ferry, New Paltz, New Rochelle, Poughkeepsie, Purchase, Valhalla


Northern Region
Canton, Potsdam


New York City Region I
Bronx & Manhattan


New York City Region II
Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island


Western Region
Amherst, Brockport, Buffalo, Fredonia, Rochester


The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) 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.

STEP 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:

  • Core subject instruction/Regents exam preparation
  • Supervised training in research methods
  • Internships
  • High School and College admissions counseling
  • Standardized test preparation
  • Career awareness/development activities

There are more than fifty STEP Programs housed at institutions of higher education and/or professional schools across New York State. Admission to a STEP 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 locate a program near you.

*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:

STEP Results:

  • STEP Students perform better than their non-STEP peers in Regents mathematics and science courses

  • Grade 12 STEP students graduate at a higher rate with Regents diplomas than their non-STEP peers

  • More STEP graduates pursue postsecondary education than their non-STEP peers

  • 93% of Grade 12 students graduate

  • 85% of STEP graduates enroll in college

  • 67% of college going grads purse MST

  • 62% of STEP high school graduates receive Regents diplomas


Additional Information About STEP:

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