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City College Academy for Professional Preparation

Eligibility Requirements

CSTEP Programs are designed for New York State residents who belong to groups historically underrepresented in scientific, technical, health related, or licensed professions; or who are economically disadvantaged, and demonstrate interest in, and potential for, the CSTEP targeted professions. CSTEP students must be enrolled full time and be in good academic standing in an approved scientific, technical, health related, pre-professional, or professional undergraduate or graduate program of study.

  1. CCAPP scholars must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7, must meet with a CCAPP advisor each semester, and participate in CCAPP events and activities.
  2. For the purpose of CSTEP, a student is considered a New York State resident if he or she resides in New York State and has lived in New York State for the last two terms of high school prior to graduation; or resided in New York State for at least 12 months immediately preceding the first term for which the applicant is seeking acceptance into CSTEP and has established permanent residence in New York State; or was a resident when the applicant entered military service, VISTA, or the Peace Corps and re-established New York State residency within six months after release from service.
  3. For the purpose of CSTEP, individuals historically underrepresented in the scientific, technical, health related, and licensed professions are African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Natives.
  4. For the purpose of CSTEP, a student is economically disadvantaged if he or she meets the eligibility requirements described in the Income Eligibility Guidelines.