Step to College

The Step to College (STC) Program is a collaborative effort between high schools and the Colleges of Education and Ethnic Studies. STC students are high school seniors who take courses in critical thinking skills, computer skills, and other college preparatory courses for which they receive up to 12 units of transferable credit. The courses are taught by SF State faculty who familiarize students with the format and structure of University courses. Students who participate in the program also receive help filling out University applications for admissions, financial aid, and, when possible, scholarship support.

Step to College increases the high school graduation rates of disadvantaged minority students, helps them make a successful transition to higher education, and increases retention rates.