CSTEP Eligibility & Applying

To be eligible for CSTEP, an applicant must be:

  • A permanent resident of New York State,
  • A student with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of a 2.75 OR a graduate/law student cumulative grade point average of a 3.2,
  • African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, and/or Native American Indian/Alaskan Native. Asian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, OR a White student who is economically disadvantaged and meets New York State Opportunity Programs Income Eligibility criteria,
  • Currently enrolled in a major that leads to a licensed profession and/or careers in health, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or math/science education,
  • Invited to apply or referred by CSTEP students/alumni or SU staff/faculty.

Once admitted, a CSTEP scholar commits to:

  • Meet with a consultant at least once a month each semester
  • Attend all mandatory meetings and at least three CSTEP-sponsored workshops, events, or activities every semester
  • Participate in program advocacy activities
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75
  • Participate in at least one internship or research experience prior to graduation

Diversity Statement

The Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is dedicated to the lifelong success of all students who can benefit from and contribute to Syracuse University, regardless of race, gender, gender identity/expression, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic status, age, ability, sexual orientation and/or religious background. To this end, we have strategically designed programs and services that precipitate a mutually respectful learning environment where our students and alumni develop to their full potential and are encouraged to serve the global community.