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Dates & Prices

  • 3 Weeks 6/24 - 7/14 $5,799 Pre-College Program
  • 3 Weeks 6/25 - 7/13 $2,999 Day Program (for local students only)

Open to students completing grades 9,10,11 & 12.

Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, use of facilities, housing, 2 meals daily while on campus, recreation access, activities and trips.

Not included: Application fee, $70 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $75 each way), class materials, course supplements, lunch and other meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, linens, blanket and pillow, souvenirs, and spending money.

Day tuition includes: Day students join the program Monday - Thursday for morning and afternoon classes and optional afternoon activities. Day students are invited to attend our Friday social activities and off campus excursions. One weekday evening of guest speakers is also included. Please note: Day students are not permitted to attend other evening or weekend activities and excursions.

University of Texas Austin - Curriculum & Courses

Enrichment Courses

  • Top Advertising
    • Advertising Creativity:  Enhance your creativity and learn how to think conceptually in a way that leads to "big ideas" at the heart of effective advertising campaigns. Change the way you process information. Taught by popular UT advertising faculty and industry professional.
  • Top College Writing
    • College Writing:  Learn how to assess sources, analyze debates, and write your own arguments in this college-level writing course. Examine how people argue for and against and persuade others to obtain change. Develop the necessary skills to succeed in college writing. Taught by UT rhetoric instructor and prior UGA teacher.
  • Top Criminal Justice
    • Crime and Justice:  What is a crime? Why do we punish? Gain the analytical tools necessary to understand crime, law, and deviance in the U.S. Learn about the types of criminal behavior, the characteristics of offenders and victims, and the strengths and weaknesses of the justice system.
    • Forensics:  Learn how forensic science is used to solve crimes. Understand core scientific principles and explore major areas in the field, including DNA and fingerprinting. In this hands-on class, you will learn the technology, equipment, and skills used to analyze physical evidence and how to interpret this evidence. Taught by Texas crime lab forensic scientists.
      There will be a materials/lab fee of $125 for this course
  • Top Fashion
    • Fashion Design and Construction:  Gain the basic skills to design and complete a garment from your original sketch. Complete fashion sketches and flats of your designs and construct one of your garments with muslin using draping techniques. Taught by UT fashion faculty with own apparel line.
      Note: Basic drawing and sewing experience helpful but not required.
      There will be a materials/lab fee of $125 for this course
    • Fashion Product Development and Merchandising:  Learn the business of turning fashion ideas into products, including trend analysis, planning (material selection, cost analysis, supply chains), and the buying process. Write and present your product development proposal. Taught by UT fashion faculty and a fashion professional.
  • Top Medicine
    • Introduction to Medicine:  Taught by UT Medical School faculty. Get a taste of medicine as you learn about common medical conditions via cases and acquire hands-on skills such as suturing, biopsying, and checking vitals. Learn the paths to different specialties.
      Students must have completed high school biology with an A/B letter grade.
      There will be an additional materials/lab fee of $470 for this course
    • Anatomy and Pathology:  Unique opportunity to learn human anatomy through a radiological perspective. Diagnose common illnesses and injuries and dive into major organ systems with MRI, CT, and ultrasounds in this case based class. Students will also gain CPR/AED & first aid certification during this course. Taught by practicing radiologist & medical school instructor.

      Students must have completed high school biology with an A/B letter grade.
      There will be an additional materials/lab fee of $90 for this course
    • Anatomy for Sports:  Learn how the body is structured and functions, with an emphasis on bones, joints, and major muscles used in sports and exercise. Cover the anatomy of common sports injuries and biomechanics. Students will dissect a selection of tissues/organs, view MRIs and X-rays, and handle human skeletal material.
      Students must have completed high school biology with an A/B letter grade.
      There will be an additional materials/lab fee of $30 for this course
    • Athletic Injuries Care & Prevention:  Learn how to prevent and clinically evaluate common athletic injuries, provide treatment (triage, first aid, immobilization), and make rehabilitation recommendations by understanding the mechanisms of athletic injuries. Taught by award-winning UT Athletic Training faculty.
  • Top Programming
    • Emerging Technologies: The Internet of Things:  Investigate how to make environments "smart" by instrumenting them with digitally connected components, from sensors, to lights, and smartphones. Use sensors or "smart" tech to collect data and control/do something via mobile device. Examine emerging technologies and conceive of and implement prototype internet of things applications to control our surroundings. Enhance your creativity, problem solving and collaboration skills. Taught by UT Cockrell Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty.

      Students must have completed Algebra II, Trigonometry, and one lab science course with an A/B letter grade. Some minimal programming experience is recommended but not required. There will be an additional materials/lab fee for this course. There will be a materials/lab fee of $300 for this course
    • Python Programming:  Learn Python, a high-level, top 5 language. Taught by 80% of the top 10 CS departments, Python is used from microchip testing to running Instagram. Students will understand computer architecture, basic data types, simple I/O, decision structures, loops, and functions, and write complete programs for mathematical and logical tasks. Taught by UT CS faculty and experienced IT professional & developer.
      No prior programming experience is required, but students must have completed Algebra II with at least a B letter grade.
  • Top Psychology
    • Foundations of Psychology:  Learn why relationships work, how your brain influences your experiences, and how you learn. Cover problems in abnormal, bio, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology, and discover what can be treated and how. Taught by award-winning UT Psychology faculty.
    • Personality:  Explore the science and research behind personality, including your thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Learn various approaches—trait approach, biological models, and psychoanalytic theory—and enhance critical thinking. Taught by award-winning UT Psychology faculty.
  • Top Public Speaking
    • Public Speaking and Presentation:  Acquire communication strategies and skills to become an effective public speaker. Gain experience and confidence in persuading others, communicating information objectively, and discussing different viewpoints effectively. Taught by UT McCombs Business faculty and a practicing attorney.
  • Top SAT/ACT Preparation
    • SAT Fundamentals Course by the Princeton Review with FREE ACT Prep:  SAT Fundamentals Course by the Princeton Review with FREE ACT Prep: For over 35 years, our world-class SAT test-taking strategies have helped students get their best score. We know that great scores take work. That's why we design our courses to be efficient, targeted and strategic so you make the most of every minute you spend prepping. Improving your performance on the SAT comes down to one thing: becoming a better test taker. The Princeton Review can teach you how to crack it.

      • In-class prep with an expert instructor plus 140+ additional lessons
      • Online lessons to help reinforce your in-class prep

      Practice Tests
      • Up to 3 proctored practice tests with detailed online explanations
      • 6 additional practice tests to help sharpen your skills

      Additional Resources
      • Access to our new Princeton Review adaptive student portal. You can spend your time studying on your unique areas of focus to help you maximize your score
      • Maximize your score with a custom online lesson plan
      • New Student Portal! - 240 drills, 2,000 online practice questions and 140+ video lessons

      The Princeton Review SAT Preparation with Special Summer Bonuses and Year-Round Follow-Up!

      The world’s best test preparation available this summer continues all year with the following free benefits and courses. During the school year, take advantage of these Princeton Review (TPR) benefits, just a click away:
      • FREE access to our online SAT tools
      • FREE Online Self-Paced ACT Course
      • Access to our best-fit college search program and the extensive admissions/financial resources of PrincetonReview.com

      AND, as part of our Collegewise Advantage, all students enrolled in The Princeton Review course will receive a bonus 30 minutes of consultation time with a Collegewise private admissions counselor, for a total of 60 minutes.

      $595 Supplemental fee includes all online tools, books and classroom materials. Students must bring their own TI Calculator.

      $595.00 Supplemental fee
  • Top Sports Management
    • Strategy for Sports Organizations:  Why do some teams succeed while others fail? Examine off-field strategies that promote on-field success. Use management strategy and decision-making (game theory & behavioral economics) disciplines. Enhance your critical thinking in this hands-on class taught by top-teaching UT Sport Management faculty.
    • Key Issues in Sports:  Explore important issues in sports, including doping, violence, college sports reform, international sports, race, and gender. Enhance critical thinking skills while gaining a historical and legal framework. Taught by top-teaching UT Sport Management faculty and attorney.