About the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)


The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is a program funded by the State Education Department to increase the number of students from under-represented groups who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields.

For a list of Professions Licensed, Registered, or Certified by the Board of Regents please visit the Office of Professions at http://www.op.nysed.gov/ 

Student Eligibility 

  • New York state resident 
  • African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan native 
  • Economically disadvantaged (Institutions must assure that no more than 20% of all CSTEP students are concurrently enrolled in a state-funded opportunity program) 

Program Services

  • CSTEP provides academic enrichment and research experience in STEM content areas. 
  • Projects consist of academic year and summer components including:
    • Supervised training in research methods 
    • Graduate/professional school admissions preparation 
    • Standardized tests preparation 
    • Academic and career development activities

Last Updated: 1/3/17