The Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP) at New York University (NYU) is an innovative pre-college enrichment program for talented middle and high school students in New York City. Our goal is to encourage and increase the presence of historically under-represented groups in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM careers) and licensed professions.
Building Excellence in Science and Technology (BEST) is a joint program with STEP at NYU. The BEST program is specifically designed to serve students attending middle school and high school in Community School District 13 located in Brooklyn, New York.
To be eligible for STEP, you must:
1. Economic Eligibility Criteria (for students who do not identify as African American, Latino, Native American or Alaskan American):
a. The student's family is the recipient of: (1) Family Assistance Program Aid; or (2) Safety Net Assistance through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, or a county department of social services; or (3) family day-care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Assistance, or a county department of social services;
b. The student is a ward of the State or a county.
(For students first entering the Program between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014)
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Interested in applying to STEP or BEST? Click the link below to download our complete application with detailed instructions about program eligibility, curriculum, and application process and deadlines:
Summer Program Important Deadlines:
Continuing students: Friday, March 14th, 2014
New students: Friday, March 28th, 2014
Acceptance response: Mid April, 2014
The application is a fillable PDF form. In ordered to expedite application processing, it is highly suggested that you type your responses on the application.
Please direct all admissions questions to Anna Ortega Chavolla at email@example.com.
STEP and BEST Costs and Fees
Program Activity Summer Fee - $350
Program Activity Fall & Spring Fee - $150
Please do not mail in payments. Payment by check or money order (made out to NYU STEP) only will be collected during Student Orientation.