USF Pre-College Kicks Off Fourth Year

New Additions Enhance Collection of Summer Programs for High School Students

TAMPA, Fla. (updated Mar. 16, 2015) – The University of South Florida Pre-College summer programs invites high school students from throughout the country and around the world to explore and experience a first taste of college life. Teens will gain new perspectives on academic goals and abilities, learn from exceptional USF faculty, build the foundation and confidence to prepare for a successful transition to college, and forge friendships that will last a lifetime.

With an impressive line up of engaging and challenging programs, students can choose from a variety of opportunities ranging from two days to four weeks. During residential programs students reside on campus in USF Tampa residence halls, while convenient commuter-based programs enable participants to take advantage of a pre-college program while living at home.

New additions from the College of Arts (Ceramics Pottery and Process), College of Business (Business Technology), and College of Arts and Sciences (Write Now: USF's Young Writers Workshop) balance out the traditionally STEM-focused pre-college catalog. Both programs will emphasize student creativity, planning and valuable teambuilding skills.

Available summer 2015 pre-college programs include:

Biomedical Engineering: July 13-14 (optional add on July 15-16)
Business Technology: June 8-July 2 (for college credit)
Ceramics Pottery and Process: July 5-10
Film Making: Script to Screen: July 26-Aug. 1
Game Design: June 20-27
STEM Academy I: June 14-19
STEM Academy II: July 19-24
STEM for Scholars: July 6-31
Write Now: USF's Young Writers Workshop: June 24-26

Interested families can explore all of the offerings by visiting: http://precollege.usf.edu/summer2015. A 10 percent discount off program prices is available for USF alumni, faculty and staff.