Arizona High School Sophomores
STEP wants to help YOU succeed in college.
We will guide you through every step of the college application process from sophomore year through senior year.
STEP is a lot of work – but the return on your investment of effort is amazing!
College-Prep Program Application Deadline for Current Sophomores – November 15, 2019 (by midnight).
You must meet all qualifications to apply:
Un-weighted GPA of 3.6 or higher
Taking multiple Honors classes and on track to take AP/IB level classes in junior/senior year
Low income (qualify or slightly above qualifying for free/reduced lunch)
Neither parent has a 4-year college degree
A Completed Online Application Includes
STEP Application – digitally SIGNED by student and parent/legal guardian
Two (2) teacher recommendations - submitted by teachers
Copy of Transcript (can be unofficial) - submitted by counselor
Current Progress Report - submitted by counselor
The online application will open up in late September/early October
Some notes on the online application
It is likely you WILL NOT finish it in one sitting. Plan to work on it for at least a week or more so you can edit it and get feedback from someone you trust (especially on your essays!)
You will be prompted to SAVE your work throughout the form. You will be able to resume your saved application by clicking through the completed pages (check your answers as you click through!)
Your essay responses are the CORE of your application. Spend time on those responses and PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD!! We also recommend sharing them with your English teacher to ask for feedback (write them outside of the application form and paste them in when they are ready).