STEP stands for Summer Transition and Enrichment Program.
The STEP Ahead Program at Centenary University is an intense four-week residential pre-college program held during Summer Session II. It is designed to enhance the development of a student’s self-advocacy, independence, interpersonal and academic skills.
The primary goal of the STEP Ahead Program is to appropriately prepare the student for college level work. Enrollment is limited to 12-15 students who have learning differences and whose educational background indicates a need for basic skills remediation, developmental education, or specialized supported challenges designed to address academic, social, and emotional concerns.
Admission to the program is limited to those students who have been accepted for and intend to enroll at Centenary University in the fall semester, and may be a requirement of an offer of admission in the fall.
STEP Ahead presents the opportunity to:
- Earn credits toward graduation
- Develop the skills needed to succeed at the post-secondary level
- Interact with members of the faculty in classes & seminars
- Experience living & studying on a safe and beautiful campus
- Establish relationships with staff and peers
- Remediate areas of weakness and hone strengths
- Familiarize yourself with campus resources
STEP Ahead offers:
• The ability to create a personalized success plan prior to the start of the fall semester
• A professional student-centered staff
• Appropriate college level and developmental coursework
• Specific seminars & activities (e.g. Time Management, Critical Thinking, Stony Acres Challenge Course)
• Access to Professional Tutors trained in disability issues
• An opportunity to realize your true potential!
Applicants that are interested in applying to STEP Ahead should fill out the Application for Intensive Support and check the appropriate box indicating interest in the STEP Ahead program.
Consideration for the STEP Ahead program is based on a thorough review of all educational records.
In the case of a student who is not otherwise qualified for regular admission to Centenary University, special consideration may be given to students who understand the necessity of active participation in the STEP Ahead program. They must agree to the conditions set forth in an offer of provisional admission to Centenary University which may include successful completion of the Step Ahead, summer developmental program.