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  • 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 12, 2024 to July 12, 2024

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 the 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 4, 2024.
  • Late applications will be accepted if openings are still available.

Important! - Make sure to submit the online application along with mailed application since both will be required for the student’s application to be considered. 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 2024 1st Year Application

Houston PREP 2024 2nd Year Application

Houston PREP 2024 3rd Year Application

Houston PREP 2024 4th Year Application

The forms can be sent to:

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

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