Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (C-STEP )

Long Island University
Brooklyn, NY.
Type Academic Enrichment, Academic Year Program, Basic Science Research, Test Preparation


The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry program (CSTEP) at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University has two major goals that the Campus believes will strengthen and support the educational progress, research potential, and career development of program participants. Accomplishing the first goal to recruit and retain under-represented minority and economically disadvantaged men and women into post-secondary education will present program participants with a rigorous science education that will prepare them for entry into careers in the licensed professions. When achieved, the second goal of the CSTEP effort will assist students in achieving their academic and career aspirations, thus building the numbers of minorities in the licensed professions.

Program Services
The Brooklyn Campus CSTEP effort includes a pre-freshman experience, a series of intensive campus based courses and seminars, technology enhanced preparatory classes for the GRE, MCAT and LAST, career preparedness events, and internship and research opportunities. Students in the program will receive academic reinforcement in small group settings, utilizing pedagogies that make use of and accommodate various learning styles. The program’s academic coordinator will also offer students’ academic and career guidance in individual and group settings. Moreover, students will participate in science and research seminars led by professionals who can serve as role models. In more formal settings, students will be taught the basic elements of scientific research inquiry and the modes of scientific writing while they undertake guided research experiences.


CSTEP serves undergraduate, graduate or professional school students admitted to IHE’s at two or four-year institutions in New York State.

Students must be:
– New York State residents;
– Economically disadvantaged; or
– Black, Hispanic, Alaskan Native or
– Native American Indian; and
– Enrolled in MST or licensure qualifying programs

Please contact the program administrator for more details on dates and deadlines. 

More Information

Meseret Tzehaie
Promise Associate Director
(718) 488-3405