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 CSTEP

Current CSTEP Students
If you are a current SUNY Oswego CSTEP student, please complete the application for Fall 2024 semester, so we can reserve your spot for another semester.

Apply here: CSTEP Student Application 2024-25

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 Fall 2024 semester. 

Apply here: CSTEP Student Application 2024-25

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 

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

Come check out office in Shineman Center!

Contact Us:

CSTEP at SUNY Oswego

Shineman Center
Room 398, Floor 3L 
30 Centennial Drive
Oswego, New York 13126

Phone Contact: (315) 312 - 4903
Director: Christina Vasquez
Email Contact: cstep@oswego.edu

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