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Texas PreFreshman Engineering Program (TexPREP)

Texas PreFreshamn Engineering Program (TexPREP)Quick Program Facts

  • Ages: New students entering grades 7–9
  • Courses: 7-week summer programs offered over 4 summers
  • 2020 dates: June 8–July 23
  • Days: Monday–Thursday
  • Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
    • You can be dropped off as early as 8:30 a.m.
  • Campus: South
  • Cost: No cost
    • Fort Worth, Crowley and Everman ISDs will provide free bus transportation and lunch for each day of the program.
    • If you do not attend one of these ISDs, you can still participate, but you will need to arrange transportation. A Subway Restaurant is available on campus, or you can make other arrangements for lunch.
  • Application:
    • New students (Year I): Application for Summer 2020 is open
      • Applications processed on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Returning students (Years II–IV): Application for Summer 2020 is open
  • Deadline for applications: Friday, April 10, 2020
  • 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 TexPREP?

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

TexPREP is a 7-week academic enrichment summer program we offer through a partnership with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). This intensive math-based program helps you prepare for careers in the fields of mathematics, science, technology and engineering (STEM).

Activities include:

  • Course work
  • Team projects
  • Hands-on projects
  • Class presentations
  • Examinations
  • Career awareness speakers
  • Field trips
  • Special events   

Am I eligible?

Grade Requirements

If you are in grades 6, 7 or 8:

  • 90 or better average in your current math, science and English class
  • 85 or better if you are in honors or advanced placement courses
  • Satisfactory conduct grades

How to Apply

  1. Fill out an application.
  2. Get 2 recommendations from:
    • A math, science or English teacher
    • A counselor
  3. Write a 200-word essay (typed or hand-written) on why you want to participate in TexPREP.
  4. Get a copy of your semester 1 report card.
  5. Submit your completed application, recommendations, essay and report card copy via email, fax or U.S. Mail to Erika Zimmermann.
    • Incomplete applications may not be considered.



South Campus

Community Education & Engagement
Erika Zimmermann

Updated January 07, 2020