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    Built-In Community

    Students are placed in cohorts to provide a built-in community to form study groups and friendships.

  • Academic Support

    STEP tutors provide free academic tutoring for all CEAS students in three convenient locations.

  • Students stamp WMU frisbees during CEAS fall welcome activities

    Fall Welcome

    Students stamp frisbees in the plastics lab during 2015 CEAS fall welcome activities.

  • CEAS students at the STEP Kick-Off BBQ

    Make Connections

    CEAS students mingle with faculty and staff at the 2015 STEP kick-off BBQ.

  • Undergraduate Research

    Undergraduate Research

What is STEP?

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the driving forces for innovation that have improved the social and economic well-being of society and its citizens. STEM careers are exciting and interesting, but the path to obtaining a bachelor's degree in engineering and applied sciences is challenging. That is why the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has implemented the STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP) to help you develop the academic skills and habits, life skills and connections to the College of Engineering and WMU so you can successfully complete your studies and become engineers and applied scientists.

Some of the programs in the STEP Program include placing students in cohorts, free academic tutoring in three locations, personalized academic counseling for each student, a monthly parent and family newsletter designed to make families our partners in student success, and other social activities designed to bring students and faculty together.

Take advantage of the resources provided by STEP to increase your chance of success at Western Michigan University!



ALEKS Math Placement Tool

April 28

All incoming Students with an ACT Math sub score of less than 27 must complete the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment prior to attending fall 2020 Orientation. ALEKS is a math placement tool that is offered free to incoming WMU students. You can access the ALEKS test through your GOWMU account.

AP - IB Scores

Contact us with your AP/IB scores

April 28

Contact the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences advising office when you get your AP or IB scores or Community College transcripts over the summer. STEP Program staff will adjust your schedule based on your new placement. 

Connect with STEP

April 28

Learn how students, parents and family members of CEAS can connect with us via text updates and monthly newsletters.