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How to Apply




  • All Applications must be submitted online.
  • Answer all questions with a red asterisk"*" on the application.
  • Sign the application.
  • Have your parents/guardians initial where required and sign the application.

Houston PREP Dates:

  • June 15, 2015 to July 24, 2015

Essay (Required of 1st year applicants only):

  • Your essay will be evaluated to determine your character, willingness to learn, and motivation to attend PREP.
  • Type your 150 word essay clearly and in your own words on why you want to attend PREP. Also, briefly describe any awards or honors received for participation in math and science activities.
  • Must be submitted by mail.

Report Card:

  • Be sure to attach a copy of latest semester grade report.
  • No progress reports will be accepted.
  • Must be submitted by mail.

Nomination Forms (Required of 1st year applicants only):

  • One nomination form must be from your mathematics teacher.
  • One nomination form must be from your science teacher, English teacher, or counselor.
  • Both nomination forms must be submitted at the same time that you submit your application.
  • Must be submitted by mail.

Application Deadlines:

  • Applications must be received no later than April 3, 2015.
  • Late applications will be accepted if openings are still available.

Step by Step Instructions

Important! - Make a copy of your completed application packet for your records. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered in the first round of acceptance.

Below are links to the online applications forms.

Houston PREP 2015 1st Year Application

Houston PREP 2015 2nd Year Application

Houston PREP 2015 3rd Year Application

Houston PREP 2015 4th Year Application



The forms can sent to:

Houston PREP
University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street, Suite 722-South
Houston, TX 77002

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