Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (TexPREP)

P​lease note that because of the current situation with PK-12 schools in Texas closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year, participation is now FREE to everyone for Summer 2020.

Sessions will be ONLINE, and students must still meet the eligibility requirements based on their grades. To receive more details regarding enrollment, please email Fred Osei-Frimpong, Joe Colbert or Sheral Green.

What Is TexPREP?

The Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (TexPREP) is a summer enrichment program for middle and high school students in grades six through 10 who have demonstrated mathematical ability at school. TexPREP provides pre-college students the opportunity to study STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — in a college setting.  

TexPREP sessions run for six weeks, beginning in June and ending in July, each summer. Space is limited and participation in TexPREP is by admission only.

Applications for Dallas-area TexPREP summer programs are usually available from February to May. If accepted, students (and their parents/guardians) should plan to attend a required orientation session.


TexPREP is an academically intense summer enrichment program. Students qualify for TexPREP if they:

  • Are starting the seventh, eighth or ninth grade in the upcoming academic year;
  • Have permission from a parent or guardian;
  • Have a grade of 85 or better in mathematics;
  • Have a grade of 85 or better in either science or English;
  • Have satisfactory conduct grades;
  • Obtain recommendations from two teachers;
  • Write a short essay on the topic, "Why do you want to attend TexPREP?"

Current Program Information

The application deadline for 2020 TexPREP at the campuses of Dallas College is May 15.

TexPREP summer sessions will be hosted at Dallas College Cedar Valley Campus​ from June 15 to July 24, 2020:

Contact a TexPREP coordinator for more information about the Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program at Dallas College.