Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP)

Contact Us

Office: 2205 Dutton Hall (Student Academic Success Center, 2nd floor)

E-mail: stepinfo@ucdavis.edu

Phone: 530-754-0280

The First STEP to Student Success

Summer STEP 2018 begins August 11th and ends September 1st

The UC Davis Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) strives to enhance the academic and social experiences of first generation and low income students during their first two years of college. STEP aims to facilitate the transition to postsecondary education by maximizing academic and social skills in students through the use of resources needed to achieve personal success.

Resources for Current Students



Appointment System

STEP is a two year program that begins with a three-week summer residential program. STEP offers participants transitional classes, academic advising, skill development opportunities, and an orientation to the campus. Participation in STEP allows students to:

  • Complete a writing transitional course to prepare for the entry level writing exam or a math transitional course to prepare for calculus

  • Attend a skills development course in communication and study skills to enhance learning

  • Build connections with faculty across academic disciplines

  • Sharpen their skills in preparation for a smooth transition to college

  • Experience campus life and develop friendships while living in the residence halls

  • Build relationships with key campus resources critical to student success

  • Register for fall quarter classes with guidance from peer and staff advisors