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Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at Iona College, is an academic enrichment program, designed to provide academic support during the undergraduate years to underrepresented minority or economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), health-related fields and the licensed professions.

*** Applicants must be New York State residents.
*** Applicants must be full-time matriculated Iona students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Students career choice must be in one of the following:

  • Computer Science
  • Dentistry
  • Laboratory Science
  • Law/Attorney
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • STEM Research
  • Veterinary Medicine

Services and Resources

  • Tutorial assistance
  • CSTEP focused Workshops
  • Career preparedness events
  • Scholarships for enrollment in Kaplan preparatory classes for DAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, OAT and PCAT
  • Financial assistance with graduate and professional school admission applications
  • Academic advisement
  • Participation in the College’s Annual Undergraduate Research Scholars Day
  • Careers in Science at Iona (CSI) Program
  • Career, Research and Professional Development Conferences
  • Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference
  • Paid internship and research opportunities


Interested students should contact the CSTEP office for the 2018-2019 CSTEP application:

Melissa Solis, Program Director
Email: msolis@iona.edu

Abigail Cleare, Program Coordinator
Email: acleare@iona.edu

Telephone: (914) 633-2474 
Office: Spellman Hall, Room: 4-208, 2nd Floor