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Step-by-Step Institute

Step-by-Step Institute is a unique preparation program focused on students of color who have graduated from high school and have taken a break, but now wish to pursue a university education.

It is open to women of color who have been accepted to St. Catherine University on the Minneapolis Campus who have not earned a BA/BS degree or assoicate degree.

The next Step-by-Step Institute is Thursday and Friday, August 22 and 23, 2013 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day). Apply today!

  • The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to explore and identify career options, build study skills, work with university faculty, staff and students and interact with community.
  • Upon successful completion of the program, individuals receive a scholarship for up to $1500/year to attend St. Catherine University

In this exciting two-day program students prepare for a successful transition into university life as they:

  • Learn about academic expectations
  • Explore ways to finance a university education
  • Learn more about other cultures on campus
  • Develop successful study and test-taking skills
  • Connect with students re-entering the educational system
  • Assess writing and language skills
  • Address math anxiety
  • Explore career interests
  • Get connected to University resources to help you succeed

Program objectives

At the completion of the program, participants will:

  • Be better prepared for your university career
  • Have a clearer understanding of academic expectations
  • Be more knowledgeable about choices and opportunities for careers
  • Have a network of resources and support services during university
  • Have a portfolio of university information and resources


To apply for the program, applicants must be:

  • Students must be at least 19 years of age
  • A woman of color accepted to St. Catherine University on the Minneapolis Campus to start next Fall
  • The program is limited to 25 students Apply Today!

More information

Download and share this brochure (pdf)
Contact Coventry Cowens
Step-by-Step Institute Program Coordinator