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STEP Spring Program

Please note that the Spring STEP Program is in session and applications are now closed. If you are interested in recieving updates from us about the Summer 2022 program, please register using the following link:

https://forms.gle/tJxSs5EWSM56TKeT7

 

The 2022 STEP Spring Program will be a 7 week experience for 7th through 12th graders. Classes will take place once a week, on Saturdays at the Fordham University Rose Hill and Lincoln Center Campuses. 

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

  • 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: Saturday, March 5th through Saturday, April 30
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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 Friday, February 4th 2022

Instructions for New Applicants

Please complete and submit the electronic application to the campus you are interested in attending by Friday, February 4th, 2022. 

STEP Rose Hill (Bronx, NY) Program:
STEP Rose Hill (Bronx, NY) Fall Program Online Application

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

Update: We are now accepting paper applications, please see below for a printable PDF applications for both Rose Hill and Lincoln Center STEP Spring 2022 programs:

STEP Rose Hill (Bronx, NY) Application PDF

STEP Lincoln Center (Manhattan, NY) Application PDF

Directions on how to mail, fax and email applications can be found in each PDF 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 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 fall program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • 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.