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Please fill out the application and submit by mail, fax or hand delivery to:

Mercy College, CSTEP
Main Hall 212
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Fax: (914) 674-7274

CSTEP Eligibility

To be eligible for CSTEP you must be:

  • Pursuing a licensed profession, health-related profession, a career in Science, Technological, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) or CSTEP targeted professions
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • New York State residency
  • African-American, Latino/Hispanic American, Alaskan Native, Native American or economically disadvantaged ad defined by New York State income guidelines
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

Note: No more than 20 percent of students enrolled in the HEOP are eligible to participate in CSTEP.

Application Process

CSTEP is always accepting applications. Applications are reviewed to determine eligibility. Eligible students are required to have a personal interview in order to be accepted into the program. Once the application is submitted and the personal interview has taken place you will receive a notice of the decision within seven business days from the date of your personal interview.  

Maintaining Membership

In order to maintain membership in CSTEP we have established some guideline to help ensure that students participating in CSTEP get the maximum benefit from the program. Students must maintain the following:

  • Maintain good academic standing (a minimum GPA of 2.0 is required)
  • Meet with CSTEP staff twice each semester to monitor educational progress
  • Attend semester meeting to stay informed about beneficial CSTEP services and activities
  • Attend at least two CSTEP workshops, events or activities each semester
  • Participate in an internship or research experience