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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

Thank you for your interest in the STEP program. We are not currently accepting applications. The next application cycle will begin in mid-August for the 2021-2022 academic year program.

Fees and Dates

Summer Program Fee: $350.00.
Academic Year Program Fee: $200.00

The Program Fee is only due once students are accepted to the program and enrolled in classes. Fee Waivers are available for students who are economically eligible. Please see below for the application.

Fee Waiver Application

The Summer 2021 STEP Program will be entirely remote. We are scheduled to be in session July 6-August 5. All programming will be held online Mon-Thur 9:00am-3:00pm. If you are accepted to the program, more detailed information will be provided.

Details regarding the 2021-2022 academic year program will be available in mid-August.



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