Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (C-STEP )

City College of New York
New York, NY.
Type Academic Enrichment, Basic Science Research, Test Preparation


CCAPP is the Collegiate Science And Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at City College. Sponsored by the New York State Department of Education to support talented underrepresented students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and health-related fields. Our primary goal is to address the critical shortage of underrepresented minority students in the STEM and health-related professions.  The CCAPP program provides participants with a supportive community of fellow students, faculty and staff that enriches their lives, promotes their academic success and prepares them for entry into professional careers and/or graduate programs. CCAPP serves students through out their college careers.

CCAPP Academic Support Programs:

  • Summer Program for entering students
  • Academic Support and Enrichment Activities
  • Professional & Career Development
  • Mentoring
  • Academic workshops and seminars
  • Research/Internship Opportunities


CSTEP Programs are designed for New York State residents who belong to groups historically underrepresented in scientific, technical, health related, or licensed professions; or who are economically disadvantaged, and demonstrate interest in, and potential for, the CSTEP targeted professions. CSTEP students must be enrolled full time and be in good academic standing in an approved scientific, technical, health related, pre-professional, or professional undergraduate or graduate program of study.

  1. CCAPP scholars must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7, must meet with a CCAPP advisor each semester, and participate in CCAPP events and activities.
  2. For the purpose of CSTEP, a student is considered a New York State resident if he or she resides in New York State and has lived in New York State for the last two terms of high school prior to graduation; or resided in New York State for at least 12 months immediately preceding the first term for which the applicant is seeking acceptance into CSTEP and has established permanent residence in New York State; or was a resident when the applicant entered military service, VISTA, or the Peace Corps and re-established New York State residency within six months after release from service.
  3. For the purpose of CSTEP, individuals historically underrepresented in the scientific, technical, health related, and licensed professions are African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Natives.
  4. For the purpose of CSTEP, a student is economically disadvantaged if he or she meets the eligibility requirements as described in the CCAPP Application.

More Information

Millicent Roth
Division of Science, Plaza Level of Marshak Hall
New York, NY 10031
Phone: 212- 650-6768/5780
Fax: 212-650-5773