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Student Transition Enrichment Program (STEP)


​Welcome to the Student Transition Enrichment Program

The Student Transition Enrichment Program, commonly referred to as STEP, is a KCP grant-funded program designed ​to support first-generation and/or Pell Grant-eligible transfer students in their transition from a community or tribal college to Central Michigan University. We invite you to learn more about the program by exploring our website and contacting our main office located in the Bovee University Center between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

STEP helps students achieve

  • Increased grade point averages (GPAs).
  • Advancement in their academic standing.
  • Acceptance into majors.
  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree.

Applicant requirements​ and expectations

  • U.S. Citizen
  • First Generation and/or Pell Eligible Transfer Student
  • 2.5 GPA (Recommended)
  • Attend 2 ​Academic Advising Meetings Per Semester During Last Year at Your Community College and First Year at CMU
  • Attend 2 Workshops Per Semester During Last Year at Your Community College and First Year at CMU

Book an Appointment

King-Chavez-Parks LogoThe Student Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) at Central Michigan University is a great place to continue your pursuit of a four-year degree. STEP reaches out to first-generation and/or Pell-eligible transfer students to help them navigate through the maze of a four-year institution. The program is sponsored by the State of Michigan, Workforce Development Agency, and King Chavez Parks (KCP) Initiative.