Non-San Antonio student applicants can select the option for TexPREP or PREP-USA program on the menu to the right of this page.
For SA PREP Year 3 Student Applicants
Applying online to the PREP program is the easiest and recommended method. Simply click on one of the menu links to the right of this page to get started! Students who have successfully completed Year 2 PREP may also receive a paper application through the US mail.
Campus Site Preference: Year 3 PREP students will be attending the St. Mary’s University campus located at One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, Texas, 78228. Seats are limited and it is important to return a completed application as soon as possible and before the January 31st deadline.
Year 3 Course Overview:
Introduction to Probability and Statistics: Counting Procedures, Additional Rule, Multiplication Rule, Independence; Probability Models: Binomial, Hypergeometric, Geometric, Poisson, Exponential, Normal; Descriptive Statistics: Tables and Charts, Measures of Center, Measures of Spread; Analytical Statistics: Confidence Intervals for Means and Proportions, Tests of Hypotheses for Mean and Proportions, Simple Regression.
Introduction to Technical Writing: Practical instruction in the principles and methods of clear, effective writing: invention, assessment of purpose and audience, organization and development, revision, editing, style, grammar, and mechanics; use of library on-line catalog and reference sections. Each student will write one minor paper and one major paper on technical subjects.
Topics in Problem Solving (Seminar): Numerous and varied experiences with problem solving as a method of inquiry and application so that students can: use problem solving approaches to investigate and understand mathematical content, formulate problems, develop and apply a variety of strategies to solve problems, verify and interpret results, generalize solutions and strategies to new problem situations, and acquire confidence in using mathematics meaningfully.
Research and Study: Consultations/tutoring/study time for projects and assignments conducted by program assistant mentors and instructors.
Career Awareness: Invited speakers from local and state high technology industries address professional engineering and science career opportunities and professional development; presentations may include topics such as resume preparation, college financial aid, test taking techniques and leadership skills, as well as special technical seminars.
Requirements: Grades 8, 9, 10, and 11
Completion of PREP Years 1 & 2
85 average in mathematics class (80 or better if honors or advanced placement)
85 or better in science and English (80 or better if in honors or advanced placement)
85 or better overall average
Satisfactory conduct grades
Course requirements — To be completed by June:
- 8th grade students — At least Pre-Algebra
- 9th grade students — At least Algebra
- 10th grade students — At least two of the following: Algebra I, Algebra II or Geometry
- 11th grade students — At least Algebra II and Geometry.
Students are responsible for their own transportation arrangements. VIA bus routes are included below. However, these routes may change at any time. For specific information, call VIA at (210) 362-2020 or visit their website at www.viainfo.net.
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