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STEP Fall Program

The 2021 STEP Fall Program will be an eight-week virtual experience for 7th through 12th graders. Classes will take place once a week, on Saturdays.

During the program, STEP scholars will receive the following services virtually:

  • Academic enrichment for the math and science classes students are currently taking in school.

  • Exposure to STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, and math), health, and other licensed professions.

  • Mentoring and tutoring from Fordham undergraduate students.

  • Advising and preparation for the academic and social rigors of high school and college life.

  • Opportunities to interact and build community with other STEP scholars.

Meeting Dates: Tentatively, Saturday, October 23, 2021, through Saturday, December 18, 2021

Time: 10 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Days: Saturdays Only

How to Apply

Instructions for Returning Applicants

Returning STEP Scholars should contact STEP staff to attain a copy of the Intent to Return Form. Completed forms must be returned by Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Instructions for New Applicants

Please complete and submit the electronic application below by Monday, September 27, 2021. No paper applications will be accepted at this time.

STEP Lincoln Center (New York, NY) Fall Program Application

STEP Rose Hill (Bronx, NY) Fall Program Application

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

We look forward to receiving your application!

Eligibility Requirements

Application Requirements

Thank you for your interest in the Fordham University STEP Fall 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).
  • 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 fall program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is the attendance policy?
    • Due to the limited number of sessions, STEP scholars are required to be present for all sessions and classes.
  • What online platform/application will be used to host the program?
    • We will be using Zoom to conduct our virtual 2021 fall program. You can download the Zoom application for free to your laptop, computer, tablet, and/or mobile device.
    • Note: As a policy, STEP will require participants to keep their cameras on throughout class time.
  • Is there an application fee?
    • No.
  • Is there a registration fee?
    • Yes, there is a $120 registration fee for admitted students. 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?
    • Saturdays Only- scholars will attend morning math and science classes followed by an elective class in the afternoon.
  • 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.