USF Pre-College Registration Deadline May 15

The University of South Florida’s Pre-College 2013 is opening registration for summer academic programs for rising junior and senior high school students. Students may enroll in one or more of the nine programs, selecting from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. Programs range from two days to four weeks and offer overnight (residential) or day (commuter) access.

USF Pre-College 2013 provides students with opportunities to explore university-level learning in an intensive, exciting, and enjoyable on-campus environment. Students can explore interdisciplinary studies and experience USF research firsthand as they gain exposure to potential careers.

This year’s program brings a stronger science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focus by offering several STEM-based academies. "Students who enter college with prior exposure to state-of-the-art STEM research are uniquely positioned to engage faculty in undergraduate research activities that will enhance their academic performance and provide them with a competitive advantage in the job market and admission to graduate and professional programs," says Dr. Richard Pollenz, STEM Academy director.

2013 programs:
- STEM Academy: Diabetes & Medicine
- STEM Academy: Environmental Health & Toxicology
- Global Sustainability
- International Baccalaureate Extended Essay
- Community Film-Making
- Marine Science
- Computer Science
- Biomedical Engineering
- STEM Research

Course descriptions, schedules, and online applications are available at: Class sizes are capped at 20 students. Early applications are highly recommended and application deadlines vary for each program. Photos and videos from USF Pre-College 2012 are available at

Media Contact:
Elissa Henderson
USF University College