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Science & Technology Entry Program Admissions

Applicants for the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at NYU Grossman School of Medicine should have an expressed interest in future study in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or the licensed health professions, and be ready to engage in interdisciplinary learning and holistic personal development.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be enrolled in 7th through 12th grade
  • are economically disadvantaged
  • identify as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, or Alaska Native or American Indian as follows:
    • Black or African American: a person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa
    • Hispanic or Latino: a person having origins from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Central or South America, or the Dominican Republic. People who identify their origin as Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino may be of any race.
    • Alaska Native or American Indian: a person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment

While STEP exists to address racial inequities, it also confronts economic inequities that prevent educational access. Therefore, you may also qualify by income, according to the 2018–24 STEP Income Eligibility Criteria (see “Eligibility” for student eligibility).

Economically Disadvantaged Eligibility Requirements

The following economically disadvantaged eligibility criteria apply only for students who identify as White or Asian:

  • All economically disadvantaged eligibility criteria apply to the calendar year prior to the academic year of first entry into STEP. For example, for 2022 to 2023, the calendar year is 2021.
  • Economically disadvantaged is described as follows: the applicant qualifies for free or reduced lunch, or the applicant resides in a household supported by one parent if a dependent, by the student or by a spouse if independent, whose total annual income (i.e., adjusted gross income) is not more than the applicable amount listed in the income eligibility table.

White- or Asian-identifying students may be eligible if they meet state-determined economic criteria (see “Eligibility” for student eligibility).


Reference to the household income scale need not be made if the student falls into one of the following categories, and documentation is available:

  • The student's family is the recipient of Family Assistance Program Aid; or Safety Net Assistance through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, or a county department of social services; or family day-care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Assistance, or a county department of social services.
  • The student is a ward of the state or a county.

How to Apply

Our application cycle is open from February 1 through June 1.

Applicants must complete and submit items that include an online application and economic documentation if you are applying for economic disadvantage eligibility. All materials are submitted online via the application. Incomplete applications are not considered. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Following acceptance into the program, scholars are automatically enrolled into future semesters, up until they graduate from high school. If a scholar chooses to leave the program, there will be a separate re-application process if they choose to return.

For questions regarding the application process, email us at