STEP Eligibility

The following requirements must be met to participate in Rensselaer STEP:

Applications are evaluated for eligibility before applicants are accepted into the program. Parents will be asked to prove eligibility based on NYS criteria if the application is based on economic eligibility. STEP trip to Niagara University, Niagara Falls and the Niagara Power Grid, Spring 2008.

As part of the application process, parents are asked to grant RPI permission to access transcripts including grades and test scores from their student's school, as RPI is required to report annually on student participant performance to the NY State Department of Education to justify program funding.

Once students are admitted into the STEP program, they are entitled to continue in the program as long as they live in the area and have the desire to continue. They will be required to submit annual updates of their contact and school information, and a confirmation that they would like to continue in the program.

Due to limited space in some of the programs offered to students enrolled in RPI STEP, special requirements may be established and participation may be by invitation for some of these programs.

Last modified: Apr 6, 2011
Pre-College Initiatives, Phone: (518) 276-3098, Fax: (518) 276-4839