Texas Prefreshmen Engineering Program (TexPREP)


Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, South Texas College has cancelled the TexPREP Program for Summer 2020. We apologize for this inconvenience but the safety of our students, staff and faculty is our top priority.

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About the Program

  • The TexPREP program is an agreement between South Texas College and The University of Texas at San Antonio and participating school districts to offer an academically intense, mathematics-based summer program which stresses the development of abstract reasoning and problem solving skills.
  • The purpose is to identify achieving middle and high school students with and interest in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and other mathematics-related areas and to increase their potential for careers in these areas.
  • The Pre-freshman Engineering Program (TexPREP) is an academically intense, mathematics-based, enriched program. The Program has a component that is presented in a seven-week session each summer.
  • The Primary Goal of TexPREP is to improve access to careers in Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering. In order to achieve this goal, the program includes: academics, role modeling, mentoring, hands on experience, and career awareness.

Program Overview:

  • Six week summer program
  • Grades 7th-10th
  • Geared towards students interested in STEM fields
  • Field trips
  • Hands-on learning
  • Classes are Monday-Thursday 9am-3:30pm
  • Lunch is provided
Program Overview
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 All Years

Logic and its Applications to Mathematics

Introduction to Engineering

Algebraic Structures

Introduction to Physics

Introduction to Probability & Statistics

Introduction to Technical Writing

Computer Science

Advanced Science & Engineering (such as Water Science, Nanotechnology, or Cyber Security/Cloud Computing)

Problem Solving

Career Awareness

Research & Study

Field Trips and Special Events

Academic Credit

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has approved one unit of elective credit toward high school credit for each summer of PREP successfully completed.

Calendar of Events

February 14, 2020
Returners Submit Application to School Counselor

March 6, 2020
First Year Submit Application to School Counselor

April 2020
Committee Review and Selection Process

May 2020
Acceptance Package Delivered

June 8, 2020
TexPREP Opening Day

July 16, 2020
TexPREP Closing Day

TexPREP Locations

Pecan Campus

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD
Hidalgo ISD

Mid-Valley Campus

Weslaco ISD

Starr County Campus

Roma ISD

Student Applications:

Year 1 Application

Year 2 Application

Year 3 Application

Year 4 Application

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