STEP Summer Program

The Fordham University STEP 2024 Academic Summer Program will be a four week in person academy for rising 8th through 12th graders at both the Rose Hill (The Bronx) and Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus. 

Dates: Monday - Thursdays starting on Monday, July 8th through Thursday, August 1st 2024.

Fordham Rose Hill Summer 2024 Application

Fordham Lincoln Center Summer 2024 Application

If you would like to sign up for information regarding the STEP Fall and Spring 2024-25 programs, please register for updates below:


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:




    • Be a resident of New York State
    • Be a rising 8th - 12th grade student
    • Have approximately an 85 average in Math and Science courses and are overall good academic standing
    • Identify as African American/Black, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American Indian or Alaskan Native, OR meet the requirements for economically disadvantaged status (Please see eligibility chart)
  • Thank you for your interest in the Fordham University STEP Summer Program. To complete the application in one sitting, please have the following prepared in advance:

    • A scanned copy of your most recent report card for upload (PDF, Word, Image/Picture are acceptable).
    • A copy of your COVID vaccination card or Excelsior Pass for upload (PDF, Word, Image/Picture are acceptable).
    • The complete email address of a math or science teacher that will complete a recommendation form on your behalf.
    • Two short responses to the questions below.  Each response should be a minimum of 150 and no more than 500 words.
      1. What is the biggest problem that you see in your community/neighborhood? How would you solve it?
      2. What do you hope to gain from being a part of the Fordham STEP Program?
    • Resume

    Note: Parents will have to provide an electronic signature to verify the facts of the commitment to the STEP Program.

    • What is the attendance policy?
      • Students are required to be present for the duration of the summer program. Students and families should review their vacation schedule and ensure that it does not conflict with the dates of the STEP Program. 
    • Is there an application fee?
      • No.
    • Is there a registration fee?
      • Yes, please contact the campus you are interested in for the registration fee. However, there are scholarships and financial aid available for all who need support to participate.
    • How are the days structured during the STEP Summer Program?
      • The summer STEP Program will include Math and Science enrichment courses followed by personal and professional development courses and recreation. Please note that feild trips will be on Fridays. 

    • Are there other academic offerings if I am not taking a math or science class in the summer or academic year?
      • Yes, for students who either are not taking a math/science class in the summer or academic year or are taking a math/science class at school that STEP does not offer, there will be a course availble for those students.