SUNY Jefferson

Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

Participation in CSTEP is absolutely free. Costs are covered by the New York State Education Department & SUNY Jefferson!!

Our Mission

The mission of the Jefferson Community College CSTEP program is to promote students’ academic success in preparation for majors leading to careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields and/or licensed professions.

CSTEP Program Benefits 

  • Supplemental instruction in chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, human services and math “gateway courses”
  • A mentoring program with faculty
  • Paid Internship and research opportunities
  • Increased access to professional development opportunities
  • Trips/Tours and conference opportunities
  • Academic, career and personal counseling
  • Social activities
  • Winter and Summer Programs
  • Financial assistance with college applications
  • Academic enrichment activities
  • Meet new people and become a part of the CSTEP family


  • Be a New York state resident

  • Be a full-time student (12 credit hours)

  • Identify as African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native/Alaskan American OR meet economic eligibility guidelines

  • Pursuing licensure in a professional field

Interested in CSTEP?  

For more information  and to obtain an application, please contact:

Genny Pond or Deanna Lothrop
Jefferson CSTEP Project Directors 
1220 Coffeen St.
Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 786-2388  or