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Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program

TexPREPWhat is TexPREP?

PREP is a mathematics-based, academic enrichment program. It emphasizes the development of abstract reasoning and problem solving skills. PREP helps students prepare for careers in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering.

TexPREP was created to strengthen the potential of students for careers in STEM fields. Women and members of underrepresented groups continue to serve as special target groups for PREP in building a high-quality and diverse 21st century workforce. Founded in 1979 by Dr. Manuel P. Berriozabal from UT San Antonio, PREP is supported by state funds and private contributions. 

The program includes course work, team projects, class presentations, examinations, career awareness speakers, field trips and special events. The TexPREP program is held over a six week period in the summer. The complete PREP program is presented over the course of four summers in which the students reapply each year. Beginning in 2018, UTA offers all four years of TexPrep, that is, Year 1, 2, 3, and 4. Students who are new to the program may apply for Year 1. Those who successfully complete Year 1, are invited to apply to Year 2, and so on and so forth.

PowerPoint presentation from family orientation.

Student Handbook

Academic Requirements (Year One)

  • 6th – 8th Grade Students in the 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Parental Permission
  • 85 or higher average in Math Class (80 or higher if honors)
  • 85 or higher Overall Average
  • 90 or higher for 6th Graders
  • Satisfactory Nominations from two Teachers
  • Satisfactory Conduct Grades
  • A well-written essay on "Why you want to come to PREP"

Courses for Year One

  • Logic
  • Problem-Solving/Mathematics
  • Intro to Engineering

Course for Year Two

  • Algebraic Structures
  • Intro to Physics
  • Problem Solving

Course for Year Three

  • Introduction to Technical Writing
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Course for Year Four

  • Introduction to Computer Science


Date and Time

June 10, 2019 - July 19, 2019 (tentative)


Funding is expected to be available to cover some costs for TexPREP students. The TexPREP program costs approximately $350 per student.  Students may also apply to TexPREP and pay the camp fee if accepted.

Who Can Apply

Students who are new to TexPREP and are currently in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade for the 2018-2019 school year, may apply for Year 1.

Students who successfully complete the Year 1 course, will be invited to apply for Year 2. Students who successfully complete the Year 2 course, will be invited to apply for Year 3. Students who successfully complete the Year 3 course, will be invited to apply for Year 4.


UTA, Nedderman Hall

Deadline to Apply

Early Application: March 15, 2019; Late Application: April 15, 2019

Special Assistance

Lunch: Daily free lunch & snack will be provided.

Transportation: Participating Arlington ISD students will have access to free AISD bus transportation from selected AISD schools.

Maps of UT Arlington:


Complete the TexPREP application and submit all required, supporting documentation to UTA at the address provided below.

Please submit all required, supporting documentation to UTA at the following address:

Engineering Summer Camps/Tex PREP
UTA College of Engineering
Box 19014
Arlington, TX 76019-0014
Fax: 817-272-1296



Jasmine Smith Pankratz, TexPREP Coordinator
Dr. Rosie Kallie, TexPREP Director