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Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

New York State Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) - preparing science, technology & licensed professionals since 1986The 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.

Professionals in a park

*** 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:

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

Services and Resources

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  • Tutorial assistance
  • CSTEP focused Workshops
  • Career preparedness events
  • Scholarships to assist students enrolling 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 Day
  • Careers in Science at Iona (CSI) Program
  • Career and Professional Development Conferences
  • CSTEP Annual Statewide Conference
  • Paid research and internship opportunities


Interested students should contact the CSTEP office for the 2017-2018 CSTEP application:

Spellman Hall, 2nd Floor, Room: 4-208 
Melissa Solis, Program Director
Phone: (914) 633-2474 
Email: msolis@iona.edu