Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
Like its high school counterpart (STEP), the goal of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is to promote academic excellence and to provide support services for its participants. This New York State Education Department effort encourages and prepares more historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged Stony Brook University students for entry into scientific, technical, health, and health related professions, including many areas where licensure is required.
In addition to study groups, the program offers preparation for professional school exams, academic/career advisement, a pre-freshman summer residential program for credit and academic enrichment, as well as pre-professional internship placements on the University campus. The philosophy of CSTEP is to promote student involvement in designing the focus of the program and, through collaboration with CSTEP faculty and staff, help students achieve their full academic potential.