Welcome to PREP!

 PREP is a 7 week enrichment program for students with a strong interest in pursing a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career. PREP offer a highly structure curriculum and fosters higher order thinking skills and innovation. The program promotes development of abstract reasoning and problem solving capability.Course work includes:team projects, class presentation, examinations, career awareness speakers, and special events.





4th year Symposium



Fourteen Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) PREP fourth-year students were awarded top accolades at the recent TexPREP Fourth Year Symposium, held at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).   

The annual Symposium invites participants who have a strong interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to present independent group projects that encourage real-world problem-solving. 

Out of 19 projects submitted, the top three projects were recognized. TAMIU’s PREP project, “Bring Me the Microplastics,” a prototype developed to help solve the issue of microplastics in oceans, placed second.  

The project was made up of student team members Miranda Beltran, Paulina Canche, Karla Freyre, Alessandra Hernández, and Luisa Ramírez. 

The students presented their projects to judges made up of university faculty and STEM professionals. Students competed against other PREP sites, including UTSA, South Texas College, and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. 

The Symposium encourages student collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity and working across disciplines. 

The Texas Prefreshman Engineering program is a seven-week enrichment summer program that prepares students for careers in the STEM fields.

Middle and high school students interested in applying for PREP 2020 can begin the application process Nov. 4, 2019. 

The University’s PREP Program efforts are made possible with the support of The Guadalupe and Lilia Martínez Foundation, the Texas Department of Transportation, Laredo Independent School District and the Board of Directors for Gateway Chapter of TSPE.



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Dear TexPREP Parents and Applicants,

Texas A&M International University and The Office of Outreach and Pre-College Programs is closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 to determine the status of TexPREP 2020. 

As of today, our summer program is scheduled to take place from June 1st to July 16, 2020. However, our program like many in our community, continue to be reviewed for possible suspension.

Due to the fluidity of the situation, the notification of program acceptance has been pushed back until the first week of May 2020. If we receive any more updates at an earlier date, you will be notified via email & phone call.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these times of uncertainty. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us at texPREP@tamiu.edu or call The Office of Outreach and Pre-College Programs at (956)-326-2700.

We encourage you to be safe and stay healthy by following all CDC guidelines and the City of Laredo’s Health Department recommendations. Should you have questions, we ask that you “Stay Connected” to us using our email above or calling our offices. The TAMIU Campus is currently closed to visitors but available virtually to all CONNECT WITH US. Visit our website at https://www.tamiu.edu/coronavirus/index.shtml

PREP 2020 applications are currently under review.  

If you are interested in participating in the program this summer please contact our office to be placed on an interested list.





Student Requirements:

-6th to 10th grader 

-80 or higher course average in math, science, and English

-Must be in good academic standing in all courses

-Satisfactory nominations from two teachers

-Satisfactory conduct

Assessment Fee: $30.00 

Payment Methods: • Credit and Debit cards ONLY

(American Express, MasterCard, & Visa) 

Participants will be responsible for their own transportation and meals while on the TAMIU Campus.

Application deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

After online application is complete, supplemental forms should be printed and filled out. Supplemental forms can be uploaded or brought along with the student to day of Testing.


Payment of Application/Testing fee DOES NOT constitute acceptance into TexPREP, selection is based on Post-Test & Pre-Test Scores, Grades, Conduct, Essay, and Nomination Forms.

Supplemental forms:

  • 2 Nomination forms (1st year only)
    • Math Teacher
    • Science/ English Teacher or Counselor
  • Current report card (3rd, 6 weeks)

In addition,

  • HS Transcript (10th-11th grade students)
  • 8th grade final report card (9th grade students)
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Student Contract
  • Health Form
  • Model Release Form
  • Waiver, Indemnification and Medical Treatment Authorization Form
  • Student Response Forms, if not completed during online application.


Student Requirements for PREP are the following: 


-6th to 10th grader who is not currently enrolled in, or has not previously taken Algebra I

-80 or higher course average in math, science, and English

-Must be in good academic standing in all courses

-Satisfactory nominations from two teachers

-Satisfactory conduct 

 Office of Outreach and Pre-college Programs 


Scheiby Fisher , Executive Director Outreach and Pre-college Programs 


Crystal Martinez, Administrative Associate 


Office of Outreach and Pre-college Programs

5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041

Zaffirini Success Center 138

(956) 326-2700      




(956) 326-2699