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What is CSTEP?

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program provides academic services to underrepresented minorities and economically disadvantaged students studying in selected curricula, STEM fields and those that lead to New York state licensed professions. CSTEP is funded through New York State Department of Education. 

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Opportunities provided

  • Scientific research/internships
  • Professional tutoring (biology, chemistry, math, nursing and other STEM courses)
  • Academic and career counseling
  • Academic monitoring and advisement
  • Access to workshops, conferences and seminars
  • Opportunities to attend CSTEP-sponsored conferences
  • Career and transfer exploration


  • Full time SUNY Orange Student
  • New York State resident who is either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Member of a historically underrepresented  minority in the sciences (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaska native or Pacific Islander)  and/or a person who qualifies as economically disadvantaged in New York state based on family income/size. 
  • Be matriculated in one of the following programs: Accounting (ACC), Architecture (ARC), Business (BUS), Computer Information Technology (CIT), Cyber Security (CYB), Criminal Justice (CRJ), Dental Hygiene (DNT), Education (EDU), Engineering (ENG), Exercise Studies (EXER), Human Services (HUM), Jointly Registered Teacher Education Program (JRTEP), Pre Health Professions (LASMS), Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Nursing (NUR), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), or Radiologic Technology (RAD).