Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (C-STEP ) – New York

New York State Education Department
Albany, NY.
Type Academic Enrichment, Academic Year Program, Basic Science Research, Test Preparation



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.


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




Institutional Eligibility

  • competitive grants are awarded to postsecondary institutions and/or professional schools; over 50 colleges and universities in New York State currently participate

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)


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

More Information

Director of Opportunity Programs
Collegiate Development Programs Unit
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 486-6042