Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is a New York State Department of Education funded program developed to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in science, technology, engineering, math, and health-related fields. CSTEP provides structured services which contribute to the academic and professional success of students. SUNY Oswego is proud to bring the CSTEP program back to campus in 2020 after a five-year hiatus.

Applying to CTSEP

Current CSTEP Students
If you are a current SUNY Oswego CSTEP student, please complete the application for 2021/22 so we can reserve your spot for another semester.

First-time Applicants
Any eligible current SUNY Oswego students or new students (new first year or transfer) are invited to complete our application for the 2021/22 school year. Spots are limited and first review of applications for current Oswego students will be July 15, 2021

What are the benefits of participating in CSTEP?

  • Individual mentoring
  • Match to research labs for research experience, professional shadowing opportunities, and internship opportunities
  • Academic and career counseling
  • A group of similarly motivated students to support each other’s progress
  • Tutoring support (group and individual)
  • Study skills and career preparation workshops
  • Opportunities to visit and connect with graduate programs
  • Opportunities to present student research and internship accomplishments and build résumé experiences
  • Assistance with graduate test preparation classes (GRE, GMAT, MCAT, etc.)
  • Access to CSTEP research stipends and textbook stipends
  • Opportunity to develop a portfolio appropriate for applying for graduate programs or professional positions
  • Access to a tailored summer preparation program for entering freshmen delivered fully online (beginning Summer 2021)

What are the responsibilities of students participating in CSTEP?

  • Support other CSTEP students in a positive community of achievement, collaboration, and celebration
  • Attend the weekly one-hour CSTEP seminar that will include tutoring and building skills in career development, research, networking, and academic skills (beginning Spring 2021)
  • Develop a CSTEP student portfolio including materials that will be useful for applying to graduate school or professional positions
  • Participate in the annual CSTEP Showcase where students can exhibit their achievements
  • Participate in research and internship experiences that further students’ goals
  • Maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA

End of Year Assessment

77.3%
Students that indicated they used tutoring services. All students said they are more than satisfied with tutoring services

47%
Students that participated in our semester service project

95%
Students that participated in regular seminar meetings

90.9%
Students that indicated they were satisfied or highly satisfied with CSTEP programming this year

Contact

315-312-3920
cstep@oswego.edu
Penfield Library
Suites 114 C and D

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