How to Apply

CSTEP Application

Any current SUNY Oswego students or new students (new first year or transfer) are invited to complete our application for the 2023-24 School year.


To be eligible for SUNY Oswego’s CSTEP program, students must be:

  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident 
  • A New York state resident (for at least 12 months)
  • Enrolled full time at SUNY Oswego
  • Black/African-American, Latinx/Hispanic American, Alaskan Native, Native American or economically disadvantaged (based on state income eligibility criteria)
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or above for students at SUNY Oswego for two semesters or more
  • Interested in pursuing a career in STEM or a New York state licensed profession (such as law, social work, counseling, or accounting).

What majors qualify for CSTEP?

Students who are interested in pursuing a career in STEM or a New York state licensed profession (such as law, social work, counseling, or accounting) are welcome to apply. Students majoring in areas not listed below who are planning to pursue a licensed profession are also welcome to apply. For example, philosophy students planning to go to law school or English majors planning to go to medical school would be welcome.

STEM majors include:

  • Adolescent Education in any STEM field of emphasis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Information Science
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Physics
  • Zoology

Additional majors that may provide a pathway to a licensed profession may include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Human Development
  • Psychology
  • Wellness Management