Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
The CSTEP program seeks to increase enrollment and graduation, among historically underrepresented students, in undergraduate and graduate programs leading to professional licensure or to careers in the fields of science, technology, and education at the College of Staten Island (CSI). Through exposure to research opportunities in technology, scientific research, and teaching, CSTEP students will begin to view themselves as professionals and will help to reshape the culture of these professional fields as they reach their desired career goals.
The CSTEP Program is designed for New York State residents, including permanent residents, who must be full-time students and have good academic standing, which includes a 2.75 grade point average and enrollment in an approved scientific, technical, heath-related, pre-professional, or professional undergraduate or graduate program of study. Students must be of African, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaskan Native descent or be economically disadvantaged (based on criteria established by New York State.) Students enrolled in State-funded opportunity programs (AMP, HEOP, EOP, SEEK, or College Discovery) are also eligible to participate in the CSTEP program.