Our Mission with the CSTEP Program at Adelphi is to provide support to collegiate students enrolled in STEM majors as well as increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged in mathematical, scientific, technological, and health-related fields, and the licensed professions.

You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will bontinue the learning process as long as he lives.

Clay P. Bedford

Eligibility for the CSTEP Program

CSTEP serves collegiate students all over New York State.

Students must be:

  • Enrolled in Adelphi University
  • Economically disadvantaged*, or
  • Black, African American/Latino, Alaskan Native or American Indian; and will benefit from academic enrichment.

Please contact us in regards to NYSED CSTEP income eligibility criteria.

Components for Healthy Student Success in CSTEP

  • Math and Science tutoring for core classes
  • Research Opportunities with Adelphi Faculty
  • Academic Coaching, Mentoring,  and Counseling
  • 4 – week Summer Enrichment Programs
  • Workshops: Financial Literacy, Health Careers, Time Management, Scheduling Courses, and more
  • Mentoring In Medicine (Health Careers) Conference
  • Leadership and Professional Development Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

Adelphi University’s College Science and Technology Entry program provides expanded opportunities for excellence and support to College students from under-represented groups who are pursuing careers in science, technology, mathematics, engineering (STEM), health-related fields, and professional licensure (e.g., social work, psychology). College Science and Technology Entry program SAP/NYS CSTEP students form a community to provide students opportunities to earn outstanding credentials and research and business/industry connections.

  • New York state resident (or permanent resident alien)
  • Enrolled full time in a scientific, technical, health-related, pre-professional or professional undergraduate or graduate program of study at Adelphi
  • Member of a historically underrepresented group (African-American,
  • Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan native) OR meet income requirements
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or better

Applications are mailed out to eligible students at the start of the Fall Semester.  Complete the application and bring or mail it to the SAP/NYS CSTEP Program Director located in Adelphi’s Social Work Building, Room 121 on the Garden City campus. If there are any students interested and need an application they can contact the program by email or phone to request an application.

  • Become eligible for stipends for research and summer workshops
  • Customized supports that help you achieve top honors
  • Research presentation opportunities (local, regional and national)
  • Laptop and textbook loaner programs
  • Guidance and support from faculty and business mentors
  • Tutoring help in subject areas
  • Study groups
  • Industry and research internship opportunities
  • Visits to graduate schools
  • Projects at national universities and research labs
  • Preparations for licensing exams and standardized tests
  • Placement assistance
  • Projects at the national universities and research labs
  • Graduate/professional school admissions preparation plus visits to graduate schools
  • Opportunities to mentor middle and high school students

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