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Science Talent Expansion Program

Apply to STEP

Below are links to the application and referral forms for potential freshman STEP students. Forms are available in PDF and Word formats. Please download the appropriate form(s) and send a completed copy via mail or email to the STEP Program Coordinator:

STEP Coordinator Colleen Falconer
Science Talent Expansion Program
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7419
(509) 963-3002

STEP Freshman Application

Freshman applications are accepted throughout the year. We begin reviewing applications in late April or early May for the following academic year. Students will be notified of acceptance beginning in May and into June, prior to the CWU Discover Orientations are held, and until the cohort has been filled. Please make sure that you complete and submit your FAFSA by the March 15th priority deadline to be eligible for STEP financial aid opportunities.

The STEP application form is to be used by all incoming freshman who are applying for STEP.

Click here to apply to the STEP Freshman Application!


STEP Transfer Application

Students transferring to CWU with an AA degree are eligible to participate in the STEP Transfer Program. Students will be notified of acceptance after the CWU Discover Transfer Orientation dates, typically in mid-July.


STEP Sophomore Application

There is no application for the STEP Sophomore Program, as students are selected for the program based on the quality of their research or teaching proposals submitted at the end of the final quarter of their STEP Freshman experience. Current CWU students who have between 30 and 60 credits of science, math, or engineering courses may also apply for the STEP Transfer Program.

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