Skip to content

Bound for Success

Prep Camp

Prep Camp is an exclusive overnight program created by UTA to help you through the college search process during the summer before you start your senior year of high school.


  • June 21 - 22, 2018
    • The application for Prep Camp 2018 is now closed. Decision notifications were sent by email to all applicants on May 11.

Prep Camp Outline

You will participate in an overnight interactive experience on the UTA campus that will help you learn more about making informed college choices. You'll be empowered leading into the college application season and be prepared with the strategies, tools, and resources to help you be successful.

Presentations will include:

  • How to effectively select and narrow college lists
  • College application processes and how to maximize your potential
  • Understanding how to finance your college education

In addition to these presentations, you will also participate in a campus tour, recreation time, and a student panel. You will be required to stay on campus as part of the camp. Lodging and meals will be provided for you.

How to Apply

Complete the online application to be considered for participation in Prep Camp by May 10. You will be notified of your selection status in May and if selected you will receive additional details with paperwork to complete at that time.

Once you're selected

What to bring to Prep Camp

You will be housed in double rooms in an on-campus residence hall. Roommates will be selected by camp directors in order to have an effective camp experience. The residence halls are furnished with an empty bed, desk, dresser, and attached bathroom. Here are some suggestions of items to bring to Prep Camp.

Bed Linens or Sleeping Bag
Bath Towel
Walking Shoes and Socks
Change of Clothing, including recreational clothes
Money for Snacks
Umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain)
Notepad/Writing utensil

Departure and Arrival Information

You should plan to be dropped off and picked up by a designee appointed on your application. You will receive arrival and pick-up information in your selection email.

You will not be able to drive yourself to campus and park your car at UTA during camp.

Detailed camp information will be sent in your selection email and again in early-June. In the meantime, please contact Camp Coordinator Rachel Jenkins at 817-272-8687 / with any questions.

Safety information

All campers will be placed into small groups with a small group leader appointed by a UTA staff member. All staff involved in the camps have child protection training and criminal background checks prior to approval to work with campers. Each are regular UTA staff members working in the Office of University Recruitment at UTA.

Parents or guardians have the ability to sign up for MavAlerts (emergency notification) from the University.