for High School Students

Get a Head Start on Your College Career!

Are you a high school student who wants to experience a first taste of college life? With USF’s Pre-College summer programs, you can!

Spend your summer break pursuing academic interests, discovering career opportunities and exploring the independence of university life.

All programs are enriched with experiential learning, select field trips and guest speakers – all of which put theory into practice. Some programs even offer the opportunity to earn college credit.

Thank you for a great 2019 Summer.  Our Summer 2020 programs will be announced this Fall. For more information, fill out the form below and be sure to follow us on social media

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STEM for Scholars

Prepare for academic and college life with this program designed to expand your horizons in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. You'll develop critical thinking and conceptual creativity through active, hands-on participation in all aspects of the program, including work with cryptography cybersecurity. This is a four-week program with residential and commuter options.

Big Problems, "Mall" Solutions

Work with non-profit organizations in the University Mall to see how community partners help to address some of Tampa’s large-scale problems. You’ll actively work with these partners to propose solutions to large urban issues affecting the Tampa Bay area and metropolitan areas around the country. Serve as a civic leader while supporting local initiatives, and gain skills in entrepreneurship, service learning and leadership. This is a six-day residential program.

Biomedical Engineering

Discover how engineering and the human body come together. You will learn how technology can be used to record and monitor biological signals from the body and how to use those signals to create better tools and mainstream technology applications such as advanced sensors, diagnostics and prosthetics. Immerse yourself in project-based learning within the Design for X (DFX) lab and visit other active medical and engineering research labs on campus. This is a six-day residential program.

Leaders and Scholars: College Preparatory Program

Complete "learning quests" that require you to be a researcher, creative thinker, academic reader, scholarly writer, problem solver and effective leader. You'll utilize campus resources to complete mini-projects that will equip you with the skills to excel as first-time college student. The program culminates with a unique interactive colloquium where you will present your learning artifacts and research. This is a seven-day residential program.

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