STEAM (Student Transfer Enrollment Advising and Mentoring) is a program that helps make higher education more accessible to rural students interested in pursuing an agriculturally-related major. Steam participation is by invitation only.
Participants take part in a summer session at NC State and then take their first year of coursework at an N.C. Community College (or other institution). STEAM students are well-supported through mentoring, academic support, and personalized course and academic advising to ensure that the credits they earn in their first year will apply toward their NC State degree.
STEAM students who complete all requirements of the program are guaranteed admission into the agriculture major to which they applied at NC State for their sophomore year. STEAM students are responsible for paying tuition and fees at the current institution they attend.