PreFreshman Engineering Program at TCC South (TCC PREP)

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Quick Program Facts

  • Ages: New students entering grades 7–9
  • Courses: 7-week summer programs offered over 4 summers
  • 2023 dates: June 8–July 27, 2023
  • Days: Monday–Thursday
  • Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. for class, 1-3 p.m. for research and development
  • Campus: South Campus
  • Cost: No cost
  • Application:
    • New students (Year I): Application for Summer 2023 is coming soon.
      • Applications processed on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Returning students (Years II–IV): Application for Summer 2023 is coming soon.
  • Deadline for applications: April 28, 2023
  • Credit: Up to 4 elective high school credits (as long as you earn satisfactory grades)
    • Classified under Texas Education Agency Approved Innovative Courses–Career and Technical Education

What is TCC PREP?

Earn high school credit, prepare for college and sharpen your skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics!

Activities include:

  • Course work
  • Team projects
  • Hands-on projects
  • Class presentations
  • Examinations
  • Career awareness speakers

Am I eligible?

Grade Requirements

If you are in grades 6, 7 or 8:

  • 80 or better semester 1 grade in your current math, science and English class
  • Satisfactory or higher conduct grades

How to Apply

  1. Fill out the online application. (Application will be available in Spring 2023).
  2. Upload a copy of your semester 1 report card.
  3. Write a 100-word essay (typed or hand-written) on why you want to participate in TCC PREP.
  4. Secure 2 recommendations by entering in your teachers' emails in the spaces provided. They will be prompted to submit a recommendation.
    • You may choose a math, science or English teacher or a counselor.


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Updated January 23, 2023