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York College Science and Technology Entry Program

Program Opportunities

For our current STEP students, click on the link to apply to specific program offerings.

Summer Research Program- Applications are open!

(for students entering 11 - 12 grade in Fall 2022)

York STEP Students entering 11-12 grade in Fall 2022 can apply now for the York STEP Summer Research Program. Apply now to gain valuable STEM research experience and earn a $1,000 stipend.

Selected students will join college faculty research programs, attend seminars, and participate in exciting scholarly events. The STEP Summer Research Program will begin on 7/1/22 and continue for six weeks. The program will culminate the first week of August with student presentations at York College's High School and Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Non-STEP students must first complete the STEP general application before applying to York College STEP Program Application.

Current STEP Students should submit the following York College STEP Summer Research Program application.

A faculty committee will review the applications and select participants. The application deadline extended to 6/27/22!


York STEP Virtual Tutoring & Regents Study Groups

(for all grades)

Would you like a Tutor to double-check your homework, prepare for final exams/projects, practice for the Regents, or give you test-taking tips and academic advice?  

Tutors are available by subject and grade level (in parenthesis next to their names). For example, we have Spanish, Science, and History tutors in addition to Math and ELA! You must be an accepted York STEP Student to get these free services. Please read below:

  • Please get in touch with STEP@york.cuny.edu to register.
  • Sessions are scheduled in 1-hour increments.
  • Appointments: 
    • Students can schedule appointments 3+ hours in advance.
    • When the student creates the appointment, the student and the tutor will receive confirmation emails.


SAT and ACT Fee Financial Support

(for students in 10 - 11 grade)

Did you pay to take the SAT yet? Good luck, and guess what? We will pay you back and more!

If you have receipts for educational expenses such as testing fees, school supplies, or Senior class fees, you could get reimbursed through York STEP! Send us an email with your receipts, and you could get your money back!


York STEP Chromebook Loan Program

(for all grades)

Get a Chromebook for the summer!

Students borrow and use our Chromebooks for one year. So get a STEP Chromebook today and STEM up your fun this summer! Supplies are limited, and a waitlist will start if all devices are on loan.

Please email STEP@york.cuny.edu for more information.


York STEP Python

Learn to think like a scientist with this popular STEM software. No prerequisite is required! We will have two separate virtual classes on Saturdays and Sundays. 

(for grades 8-12)

  • Dates: 3/5 - 6/18 (Saturdays or Sundays 10 AM - 12 PM).

For STEP Students only. Application closed


College Now free college courses and textbooks

(for students in 10-12 grade in Fall 2022)

College Now participants must be NYC public school or state-funded private school students. York STEP students can choose to enroll in one College Now course for the Summer 2022 semester.

  • College Now - college-credit courses 
    CS172 - Computer Science I, Fall 2022 (Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM)
    It is never too early to start. Join our College Now classes and earn college credits!! CS172 Computer Science I is one of our fantastic College Now course opportunities. CS172 offers an introduction to computer science with a strong emphasis on a systematic approach to problem-solving. Core programming principles are also introduced and illustrated through examples in high-level programming languages such as C++ and natural and social sciences and finance applications.

 

  • BUS201 - Computer Applications in Business, Fall 2022 (Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM)

 It is never too early to start. Join our College Now classes and earn college credits!! BUS201 Computer Applications in Business is one of our fantastic College Now course opportunities. BUS201 introduces students to the design and implementation of computerized information systems, covering applications that include computerized spreadsheets, word processing, graphics, and database management.

Registration for the Fall semester will open in August 2022.


Spring HTML + CSS Course

(for all grades)

Join us virtually via Zoom to learn 21st-century coding skills! Our small class size is the best way for kids to stay engaged and develop problem-solving and coding skills.

No prior experience is required!

Dates: May - June 2022


HTML + CSS Coding Summer Bootcamp

(July - August 2022)

Join our virtual summer coding Bootcamp, and you can pick up some coding skills. You will learn various programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript from scratch. In addition, you will gain the skills needed to build websites and get started on becoming a web developer.


STEP Field Trips

(for all grades)

Exposure to STEM careers increases a student's likelihood to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. As part of York College’s Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), we are scheduling STEM Trips for you and your family. Let’s prove that we can learn about science and technology anywhere while staying safe and healthy. 

LocationsDay & Time

New York Hall of Science

Students will have free admission to exhibits and the Happiness Habitat Lab.

May 21st, 11:00AM to 5:00PM


Science Museum of Long Island

Students will join a hike and climate change discussion. Then, participate in a Biology lab on Pig Dissection and comparison to human anatomy.

June 5th, 11:00AM to 5:00PM

National Museum of Mathematics

Students will have free admission to exhibits and a private Graphing Games Workshop.

June 25th, 11:00AM to 5:00PM