Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (C-STEM)*


The mission of CSTEP and  C-STEM are to support historically underrepresented  and economically disadvantaged groups from New York State who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, engineering, technology, and health-related STEM fields.  CSTEP and C-STEM provides professional development opportunities and many types of support services to participants, allowing for greater academic success at Ithaca College.  CSTEP is co-sponsored by the New York State Education Department, Office of Postsecondary Access, Support & Success - Collegiate Development Programs Unit.



  • New York State resident;
  • Black or African American. A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
  • American Indian and Alaska Native. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Hispanics or Latinos are those people whose origins are from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Central or South America, or the Dominican Republic. People who identify their origin as Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino may be of any race.
  • Full-time student; AND
  • Enrolled in a major that leads to NYS professional licensure , national credential, certification, or careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields.  Examples:  

·         Accounting

·         Allied Health Careers

·         Athletic Training

·         Architectural Studies

·         Computer Science

·         Computer Information Systems

·         Pre-Law

·         Math/Science Education

·         Medicine/Pre-Med

·         Occupational Therapy

·         Occupational Therapy Assistants

·         Physical Therapy Assistants

·         Psychology

·         Social Work

·         Speech-Language Pathology


Click Here for a list of all majors/programs


*C-STEM is the CSTEP affiliate program for NYS residents.

CSTEP and C-STEM are opportunity programs which provide access to STEM fields/careers. They provide academic support services. CSTEP and C-STEM are NOT diversity programs.



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*For questions regarding an application, economic eligibility, review Income Eligibility Criteria  or call 607-274-1267 or email the CSTEP Programs Coordinator.

NOTE: Enrollment applications for 2016-17 are here.