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Science And Technology Entry Program (STEP) At Iona College
Virtual Summer Program Application 2021

Application Deadline: May 21, 2021

The 2021 Iona College Virtual STEP Summer Program will be held from July 6-23, 2021. The program will run from 9 a.m. - Noon, Monday - Friday.

The program will feature rigorous academic support for the upcoming school year, career specific professional workshops, virtual college tours and virtual scientific field trips.

Immediately after submitting this application, the applicant is required to submit their third period report card to jbolton@iona.edu. The report card will be assessed with the application to determine enrollment eligibility.

The Iona STEP Parent Board (ISPB) fees associated with the 2021 STEP Summer Program has been waived more than 50% due economic challenges being experienced by families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents are only required to pay a fee of $200 for their first child applicant and $100 for each additional child. Regular fees will resume for the Fall 2021 program. A payment link will be provided after application is reviewed.

Application Process

ONLY STEPS 1,2,5 AND 6 APPLY TO RETURNING STUDENTS.

  1. Applicant submits the 2021 Iona College STEP Summer Application Form through the Iona College website.
  2. Immediately after submitting the application form, the applicant submits his/her third period report card to jbolton@iona.edu.
  3. FOR NEW APPLICANTS ONLY: STEP administrators assess the application form and report card of the applicant. In order to move to the next part of the application process, the applicant is required to have a grade of B or above in Math and/or Science, and meet any ONE of the following criteria:
    • (A) Have an ethnic background of African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native or American Indian
    • (B) Be of a family that meets New York State Income Eligibility Criteria (submission of most recent 1040 Form is required. Kindly email to jbolton@iona.edu).
    • (C) Receives free lunch - (documentation must be provided by applicant's school to prove they meet this criteria).
  4. The new applicant who meets the above requirements will be invited to an enrollment interview.
  5. The new applicant who does not pass the enrollment interview, will not be permitted to advance to the next level in the enrollment process. (The STEP office will contact the parents, if applicant is not accepted). The new applicant who successfully passes the enrollment interview will be sent a link to accept an offer of enrollment and pay the parental contribution of $200 for the first child/applicant and $100 for each additional child. Returning applicants will also be sent a link to accept an offer of enrollment and pay the parental contribution of $200 for the first child/applicant and $100 for each additional child/applicant. Please note: STEP administrators will make the final decision on the number of new and returning applicants that will be accepted. Applications will be denied after spaces have been filled for both new and returning applicants.
  6. Students who accept the offer, and for whom the parental contribution is submitted, will receive an invitation to attend an orientation session on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 6 p.m. Class schedules will be distributed at the orientation session.

* Indicates required field

STUDENT INFORMATION

* Gender:

* Have you ever been enrolled in a STEP program at an institution other than Iona College?

* Is this your first time enrolling in Iona College STEP?

* Ethnicity:





If you chose Asian, White or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander please submit your family's most recent 1040 to prove you meet the New York State income eligibility requirement OR a school document to prove the applicant receives free lunch to jbolton@iona.edu.

Complete the following information regarding the school you are currently attending in the 2020-2021 academic year.

* What grade you will be entering in September 2021:





Have you taken any of the following exams?


ESSAY QUESTION

PARENT INFORMATION

PARENT / GUARDIAN 1:

* Title:



* Home Telephone: () -
Work Telephone: () -

PARENT / GUARDIAN 2:

Title:



Home Telephone: () -
Work Telephone: () -
* I/We give permission for my/our child to participate in the Science Technology Entry program (STEP) at Iona College.
* 1. He/She is a legal resident of New York State:

2. He/She is a member of one of the following ethnic groups:



* 3. He/She is a member of an economically disadvantage family:

* I/We authorize STEP at Iona College to obtain and review student school records from my/our child's school.

* I/We understand that all information will be kept confidential.

* I/We authorize STEP at Iona College to obtain College enrollment information about my/our student.

* I/We agree to send the program coordinator copies of all student reports. (This is necessary to help in serving the academic needs of the students and required to complete our reporting to the New York State Education DEPT.)

* I/We give permission to the STEP program at Iona College, its agents: newspapers, radio or television; to use photo/video images of my child for the purpose of promoting the STEP program.

* I affirm that I have the authority to make decisions regarding the education of my child including the ability to enroll my child in the program.