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Science Talent Expansion Program

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Science Talent Expansion Program
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: 509-963-3002

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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 and will continue with ongoing review until the cohort is full. Students will be notified of acceptance beginning in May and into June, prior to CWU Discover Orientations.

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.

Click here to apply to the STEP Transfer Application!


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 year.

Current CWU students who have between 30 and 60 credits of science, math, or engineering courses may apply for the STEP Transfer Program.


If you require assistance with the application process, please contact:

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

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