We are working on a new online system for our application. Stay tuned for an online application portal coming soon!

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 19, 2018


Student Qualifications

You must meet all qualifications to apply:

  • Sophomore
  • 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
  • Essay responses
  • Two (2) teacher recommendations
  • Copy of Transcript (can be unofficial)
  • Current Progress Report


“STEP was my college parent. STEP showed me not only how to apply to college and financial aid, but it also helped me believe in myself. STEP is why I attend the school of my dreams.”
— Ashley Parra, STEP Alum, Wellesley College
“I think STEP truly opened my eyes to all the options and opportunities there are and made me believe that where there is a will, there is a way. Something I wish every student would know.”
— Kimberly Soltero, STEP Alum, U.S. Air Force Academy