The STEPP Program's mission is to provide students with learning disabilities who aspire to achieve a college education and demonstrate the potential for postsecondary success with access and comprehensive support throughout the university experience. By partnering with these students, their families, and a variety of educational communities, the STEPP Program fosters a network of opportunities and resources to empower and support students from admission to graduation from East Carolina University.
The STEPP Program offers comprehensive academic, social, and life-skills support to a select number of students with identified Specific Learning Disabilities who have shown the potential to succeed at ECU. Funded primarily with private gifts, this program provides a unique opportunity to a population that traditionally may not have access to college. Please view our informational flyer and brochure for more details about the STEPP Program's supports.
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The STEPP Program hosts information sessions for prospective students and families throughout the year. Check our News & Events page for updates on the dates of these sessions and the link to register!
Admission decisions for the 2016 cohort of the STEPP Program have been made, and decision letters were mailed out to all interviewees during the week of Sept. 22nd.
Applications for the 2017 cohort are now available. The application deadline for this cohort is May 16, 2016.
The Fall 2015 STEPP newsletter is now available.