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STEP Application

2020-2021 Virtual Fall/Spring Programs

Application Deadline: September 18, 2020

The Iona College STEP 2020 -2021 Virtual Fall/Spring Program will begin October 3, 2020. The Fall Program will run on alternate Saturdays from 9 a.m. - Noon. Start date for the Spring program will be announced later.

The program will feature rigorous academic support for the ongoing school term.

Immediately after submitting this application, the applicant is required to submit their most recent report card to The report card will be assessed with the application to determine enrollment eligibility.

An Iona STEP Parent Board (ISPB) fee of $150 is required. This is a one-time payment for any level of participation in the program, whether or not the student is enrolling in the fall or spring program only OR both the fall and spring programs. A payment link will be provided.

Application Process

Only steps 1,2,5 and 6 apply to returning students.

  1. Applicant submits the 2020-2021 Iona College STEP Fall/Spring Application Form through the Iona College website.
  2. Immediately after submitting the application form, the applicant submits his/her most recent report card to
  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
    • (C) Receives free lunch - (documentation must be provided by applicant's school to prove they meet this criteria).
    Please note, if an applicant falls within a different ethnic category other than those listed above in section A, they will be accepted in the program if they meet criterion B or C.
    All of the above requirements will be assessed only once in the history of the student's participation in the Iona College STEP Program.
  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 if interview will not be permitted to advance to the next level in the enrollment process (the STEP office will contact the parents in 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 $150. Returning applicants will also be sent a link to accept an offer of enrollment and pay the parental contribution of $150. A guidance counselor recommendation/information form is also required to be completed for both new and returning students at this level.
    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 of $150 is submitted, will receive an invitation to attend the Welcome/Orientation Session for the Iona College STEP 2020-2021 Virtual Fall/Spring Summer Program. Class schedules will be distributed at the welcome session.

Application Form

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* 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:

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

* What grade are in?:




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* 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. Kindly select ONE of the following options regarding your child's eligibility for the STEP program. He/she:

* I (We) authorize STEP at Iona College to obtain and review student school records from the school my/our child is attending as of September 2020.

* 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.