Collegiate Development Programs

Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)


Increase the number of students from under-represented groups who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields.

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Institutional Eligibility

  • competitive grants are awarded to postsecondary institutions and/or professional schools

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)

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

For further information contact

Office of Postsecondary Access, Support and Success
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue

Room 505W, Education Building
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-3719
E-mail: or

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Last Updated: July 11, 2016