Tuition for summer classes (up to four credits in consultation with your academic advisor)
Housing (on-campus housing is mandatory for all STEP participants)
Free meal plan for the summer and Eagle Bucks which can be used at various and off campus locations
Registration fee for Eagle Summit Session (visit Orientation, Transition and Retention for more information). STEP students will be automatically registered for Eagle Summit session VI on July 11th and July 12th.
Parents or Family Members of STEP students who want to attend Eagle Summit on July 11th and 12th will need to register starting May 8th by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a fee for parents of family members.
A Pre-College Writing Seminar (mandatory for all STEP participants, regardless of AP credit)
On-campus tutoring and referrals to other campus academic support services
Workshops and university-sponsored extracurricular activities
Use of AU's academic, athletic, and recreational facilities
(Students will be responsible for some meals, transportation, and
personal expenses while attending STEP)
STEP Student Testimonial: Leayrohn King
Credit: Seyi Famuyiwa
Housing & Dining Information
Students are required to live in the university’s residence halls during STEP (weekend visits home are allowed). Undergraduate STEP Assistants also live in the halls to assist students in their transition to AU and to create a living and learning environment comparable to what students will encounter during the academic year. Roommates are paired based on interests, hobbies, sleeping habits, and extracurricular activities, which students share on the STEP Registration Form. You will receive your roommate assignment by early June, along with your room assignment and other important check-in information.
Frequently Asked Questions (non-course related)
How are students selected for STEP?
Participation in STEP is determined solely by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The admissions staff recommends students for STEP based on the assessment that the students' overall application credentials indicate strong potential for success at AU. They require that these students undergo focused supplemental instruction and preparation for the high school to college transition as a condition of their admission to AU.
Can I work a part-time job during STEP?
No. The academic schedule will be rigorous, and managing other commitments in addition to that tends to be challenging for students. During the summer, we will provide opportunities for students to connect with potential employers for on-campus jobs for the academic year.