CSTEP (Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program)

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is one of more than 55 colleges offering CSTEP (Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program).

Funded through a grant from the New York State Department of Education, CSTEP works to increase the number of historically under- represented as well as economically disadvantaged students who are or may be thinking of pursuing a degree in engineering, mathematics, science, technology, and health related fields of study.

CSTEP offers students a wide range of support such as:

  • Research/Internship opportunities
  • Opportunities to attend workshops/conferences
  • Networking
  • Peer tutors
  • Opportunities for presentation of student research/capstone projects
  • Financial assistance with graduate test preparation, (GRE, GMAT, MCAT, etc)

Student requirements for admittance and continuation:

  • Must be enrolled full time (on campus)
  • Maintain an academic standing of at least a 2.25 GPA
  • New York state resident
  • Be majoring in or considering to major in a STEM, ( Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics major) health related majors leading to professional licensure are also accepted
  • African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan native, or demonstrate economic disadvantage, (all ethnicities) based on New York State eligibility income criteria.
  • Actively participate in CSTEP programs /events throughout the academic year

For more information, please e-mail CSTEP@SUNYPoly.edu.