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STEPP Program: Supporting Transition and Education through Planning and Partnerships


The STEPP Program's mission is to provide students with learning disabilities who aspire to achieve a college education and who 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. By providing access to college for a bright group of students, designing an integrated and collaborative system of support on a public university campus, researching short-term and long-term outcomes, and partnering with a continuum of educational settings based on what we learn, STEPP will achieve the ultimate goal of the program - to open the door to a college education for students with learning disabilities here and at other universities. 

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.

STEPP Program Informational Flyer

STEPP Program Brochure

Apply to the STEPP Program

Funding Goals for the STEPP Program

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News and Events

Upcoming Open Houses

The STEPP Program hosts information sessions for prospective students and families throughout the year. Check our News & Events page for the dates of these sessions and the link to register. 


Admission Decisions for 2017 Cohort

Admission decisions for the 2017 cohort of the STEPP Program were made during August 2016, and decision letters were mailed out to all interviewees during mid-August.


Applications for 2018 Cohort

Applications for the 2018 cohort are now available. The application deadline for this cohort is May 15, 2017.


Read our latest STEPP newsletter

The Fall 2016 STEPP Newsletter is now available.


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To stay up-to-date on STEPP news and events, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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