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STEP Frequently Asked Questions

SUMMER TRANSITION ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (STEP) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is THE SUMMER TRANSITION ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (STEP)?
Q: Who should attend?
Q: HOW ARE STUDENTS PLACED INTO A COURSE?
Q: HOW DO I TAKE THE PLACEMENT TESTS?
Q: HOW DO I PLACE INTO ASC 101?
Q: WhAT ARE THE DATES OF THE STEP PROGRAM?
Q: WHERE IS THE STEP PROGRAM HELD?
Q: What are the benefits of attending?
Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Q: How do I apply?
Q: Do I need to take the CSU Math Placement test before applying?
Q: Is there a deadline for applications?

 
Q: What is THE SUMMER TRANSITION ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (STEP)? 

A: The Summer Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) is an intensive 6-week online summer academic program for freshmen students accepted for first-time enrollment at Cleveland State University in the Fall semester.

Q: Who should attend?

A: STEP is designed for:

  • Any new CSU students entering Fall and have placed into MTH 87 and/or ENG 100
  • Any new, college ready CSU students who need BIO 100 or BIO 200 in the fall
Q: HOW ARE STUDENTS PLACED INTO A COURSE?

A: Freshmen students are placed into English and math courses based on their ACT/SAT scores or placement tests.  Placement information can be found in the student tab on CampusNet.  Additional details about placement test requirements can be found here: http://www.csuohio.edu/testingcenter

Students scoring 16/380 or above on the English/Verbal section of the ACT/SAT will not have to take the English placement test.

Q: HOW DO I TAKE THE PLACEMENT TESTS?

A: New freshmen and transfer students may take the math placement test online.

For more information, visit the Placement Testing Center website:

https://www.csuohio.edu/testingservices/undergraduate-placement-testing or call the office at 216-687-2272.

The Office of Disability Services is available to assist students with special needs during placement testing.  For more information, please visit https://www.csuohio.edu/offices/disability/ or call the office at 216-687-2015.

Q: HOW DO I PLACE INTO ASC 101?

A: ASC 100 is the STEP equivalent of ASC 101.  ALL students attending STEP will be enrolled in ASC 100 INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSITY LIFE.  This is a one-credit course that all first-time college freshmen at Cleveland State University are required to successfully complete.  This course serves to orient students to the university; helping them get to know the people, services, and offices of Cleveland State.  As part of STEP, ASC 100 helps prepare students for their freshman year - before the start of the Fall semester.  No placement test is required.

Q: When ARE THE DATES OF THE STEP PROGRAM?

A: July 5th - August 12th, 2022 - Class times will be determined by course selection.

Attendance is mandatory each day for each class lecture, as well as the additional group study sessions.

Q: WHERE IS THE STEP PROGRAM HELD?

A: STEP program is held on CSU's main campus

Q: What are the benefits of attending?

A: STEP saves you money.  The Summer Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) is FREE.  Students have the opportunity to save up to $3,700 while earning up to 7 credit hours.

STEP saves you time.  Students who satisfactorily complete the Summer Transition Enrichment Program fulfill prerequisites to make them eligible for math or English courses that apply toward graduation.  (MTH 87 cannot be applied toward the completion of graduation requirements.)  Successfully completing the math or English prerequisite in this summer program allows students to enroll in the courses required for the first semester of their freshman year.

STEP prepares students for the college experience.  The Summer Transition Enrichment Program experience prepares students for the rigor of college level academics, campus life, and helps students develop adult learning strategies and skills.

Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

A: The Summer Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) is FREE. There are no additional fees for materials or books.

Q: How do I apply?

A: 6/28 - Registration for STEP 2022 is now closed.  We look forward to meeting our new students on July 5th!

Q: Is there a deadline for applications?

A: Yes.  June 28th, 2022

More Questions?

Call 216-687-2012 or email STEP@csuohio.edu