UTSA has several programs aimed towards middle and high schoolers to get ready for college. These programs focus on student success skills, career awareness, and college readiness.
Dual Credit Program
The UTSA Early Birds Dual Credit Program allows eligible juniors and seniors from high schools across San Antonio to earn college credits while still in high school. All Dual Credit coursework will count as high school as well as college credit. Early Bird students will attend classes on UTSA campuses, earning credits in highly transferable, core curriculum courses. Every participating student will the opportunity to experience everything a top tier four year university has to offer.
Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP)
PREP identifies middle and high school students who have an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and helps prepare those students for success in advanced studies and careers by providing a challenging academic program that emphasizes the development of abstract reasoning and problem solving skills and exposure to careers through speakers and field trips.
Early Admission Program
The Early Admission Program is for individual high school students who want to start earning college credit while in high school. Students who have junior or senior class standing or are applying to a Special Admission Program may be admitted under this program and enroll in UTSA courses while completing their high school studies.