Return to Campus

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Science and Technology Entry Program

The Iona College Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) offers a rigorous academic enrichment program designed to prepare students in grades 7-12 for careers in math, science, technology, health-related fields, and licensed professions. STEP offers two scheduling options for students, one program during the academic year and one during the summer.

What STEP offers:

  • Enrichment classes in math and science
  • Tutorial assistance and study groups
  • Career, college, financial aid, and personal counseling
  • SAT exam preparation
  • Leadership conferences, workshops and research opportunities

STEP guidelines require that students be:

  • New York State residents – must have lived in New York State for the last two terms of school prior to entry into STEP, or for at least 12 months immediately preceding the first term of participation in the program.
  • Historically underrepresented – Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native, or Native American Indian.
  • Economically disadvantaged – Students who are not underrepresented (e.g., Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native, or Native American Indian) must meet New York State income guidelines.

In addition, students should show strong interest in math and science, and have a grade point average of B or above in math and science.

Admission to the STEP program is competitive and requires students to complete this online application.

Guidance counselors, please complete this recommendation form.

For more information, please email Melissa Solis, program director, at msolis@iona.edu.

Every student is expected to be courteous and respectful of the rights and property of all participants, staff members and the College. Cell phone use and listening to music are prohibited in class. Failure to follow guidelines can result in expulsion from the program.

Attendance and participation in class are mandatory.

Contact Us

STEP Program


Spellman Hall, Room 4-210, Second Floor

Melissa Solis, Program Director
Phone: (914) 633-2474
Email: msolis@iona.edu

Jermaine Bolton, Program Coordinator
Phone: (914) 633-2223
Email: jbolton@iona.edu

Silmilly Toribio-Alvarez, Math and Science Coordinator
Phone: (914) 633-2240
Email: storibio@iona.edu