CSTEP Eligibility and Applying

CSTEP Eligibility:

  • Permanent residents of New York State.
  • Syracuse University students in an undergraduate major or graduate program that leads to a licensed profession or career, such as the  STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math), medicine/health, law, mathematics/science education, or accounting.
  • Current cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75, or graduate/law GPA of 3.2
  • Racial, ethnic, or income eligibility with one of the following:

Once admitted, a CSTEP scholar commits to:

  • Meet with a CSTEP counselor 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 undergraduate or 3.2 graduate/law.
  • 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.