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ECU Fall Open House 

STEPP will host an information session for prospective students and families in conjunction with ECU's Fall Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2017. This session will be held in the STEPP Learning Cove from 1:30-2:30 pm. Please register for the STEPP session here. You will also need to register for ECU's Open House in order to receive a parking pass for this date. Additional information about Open House can be found on the Admissions website

STEPP Program "Open Houses" - Information Sessions for Prospective Students and Families

The STEPP Program hosts an information session for prospective students and families approximately once per month. These events provide an opportunity to learn about the program's supports and services, have your questions answered by the staff, and meet some current students in STEPP. Please click here for a flyer with more details about these events.

Please note that these small-group information sessions replace the individual visits that STEPP previously offered to prospective students and families. Unfortunately, due to the high demand for individual meetings and STEPP's small staff, we are no longer able to offer one-on-one informational meetings. 

When you are ready to register for an information session, click here.

Summer 2017 Information Session Dates:

  • Monday, June 12, 2017  (11:30am-12:30pm)
  • Friday, July 7, 2017  (11:30am-12:30pm)

Information Session Dates during the 2017-2018 academic year:

    • Friday, September 1, 2017  (11:30am-12:30pm)
    • Saturday, October 14, 2017 (This session is held in conjunction with ECU's Fall Open House, and will be held from 1:30-2:30 pm.)
    • Friday, November 10, 2017  (11:30am-12:30pm)
    • More dates for this academic year will be selected and posted here by the end of September

We also offer a webinar version of the information session for students and families who cannot come to campus on the dates of our open houses. Please click here for a flyer with details about the webinar. 

Upcoming "Virtual Open House" Webinar Dates:

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:00-7:00 pm

If you plan to attend an information session or webinar, please register here. If you have questions, please contact us


2018 Cohort Admissions 

Applications for the 2018 cohort of the STEPP Program are currently being accepted. Completed application packets must be postmarked by May 15, 2017 to be considered on time. Click here for information about the application process. 

Mentor Applications for 2017-2018 Academic Year and Summer 2017

STEPP will begin accepting applications for our Mentor Graduate Assistantships for the 2017-2018 academic year during the spring 2017 semester. STEPP Mentors must be enrolled in an ECU graduate school program and be able to commit to working 20-25 hours per week in both the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. 
We are also accepting applications for mentors to work during Summer I and Summer II 2017. To apply, please use the same application and indicate your interest in summer work using the checkboxes at the bottom of page 1. 

2016 Cohort Boot Camp

The STEPP Program welcomed the 2016 Cohort and their parents to ECU the week of August 15 with our annual Boot Camp. Boot Camp is designed to strengthen the transition into the freshman year through early move-in, information sessions, and a challenge course for the students. Best wishes to our newest Pirates! 

2017 Cohort Selection

The STEPP Program's Advisory Board selected our 2017 cohort in August of 2016, and notifications of admission decisions were mailed to all applicants during the mid-August. A waiting list has also been established.

Interested students who are graduating from high school in 2017 are encouraged to pursue other options for the 2017-2018 school year. Applications for the 2018 cohort will be posted on our website in early 2017, and the deadline for Fall 2018 admission to STEPP will be May 15, 2017.

STEPP Program Newsletters

The STEPP Program publishes a newsletter twice per year with news and updates about the program. The past few newsletters are linked below. 

Check back later for more news and updates!

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 have been made, 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 Spring 2017 STEPP newsletter is now available.

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