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Students must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for the Science Technology Entry Program (STEP):

  • Be a New York State resident
  • Have an 80 average in Math, Science, and English
  • Identify as African American, Latino, Native American, and Alaskan American. Students who identify as White or Asian must meet state-determined economic criteria listed on the eligibility section of the website
  • Be a middle or high school student in the 7th - 12th grade

How to Apply

Summer 2020 Application now available! Please read carefully.
• For best results it is recommended that you use a desk top or a lap top to complete the application; the web browsers that work best with the application are Chrome and Firefox
• Please keep a copy of your password and username once you create or access the application
• Before starting the application please make sure you have your most recent report card, your essay (new students only) and relevant eligibility documents
• The application deadline is Thursday, March 5th at 5:00pm. Late submissions will not be considered.
• The program will be held on Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm here at NYU’s Washington Square Campus
• The program takes place July 1st-July 30th
• If you have any questions or concerns please email us at or call us at 212-998-5680.

Fees and Dates

Summer Fee: $350.00
Program fee is due by the first day of the Summer Program. Waivers and payment plans are available for eligible students.


212 998-5680