Frequently Asked Questions

Monday, June 4 - Thursday, July 19, 2017

We will not be in session on Wednesday through Friday, July 4-6. The Closing Celebration will be held on July 19, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Usually it is Monday through Friday, except where noted above.

8:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Students are dropped off and picked up in the parking lot near the Multipurpose Center each day. Class is held in the SUCCESS classrooms within the Multipurpose Center.

Monday–Thursday Schedule:

  • 8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.:Check In
  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.: Career Awareness Speakers
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: First Class
  • 11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:25 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.: Second Class
  • 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Third Class

Fridays are reserved for educational field trips or special event days on campus. Some field trips leave earlier and return later than the normal 9-3 schedule.

Southern Utah University, Cedar City. Classes are held in the Multipurpose Building and Science Building. Lunch is eaten in the Sharwan Smith Center.

SUU PREP is offered at no cost to the participants selected from Iron County School District. If your child attends a charter, private or home school, we do have a limited number of spaces available. Please contact the program director at for details.

This is made possible by partnerships among SUU, the Iron County School District, SUCCESS Early College High School and community organizations and companies, including private donations. Please help us keep SUU PREP free for our community! If you know of any entities, with goals that align with SUU PREP's mission to grow our own engineers, scientists and technologist for Utah and the USA, that would consider making a tax-exempt donation or offer grant opportunities, we would appreciate you contacting the SUU PREP program manager.

Completed homework, a lunch or lunch money, a pencil and pen, and backpack to carry materials.

You are responsible to provide transportation to and from SUU PREP each day for your child. Many parents work together to carpool (we will provide contact sheets for those interested).

Year One: Logic and Its Application to Mathematics, Introduction to Engineering, Problem Solving I

Year Two: Algebraic Structures, Introduction to Physics, Problem Solving II

Year Three: Computer Science, Technical Writing, and Probability and Statistics.

Year Four: We are exploring the possibility of offering College PREP to year four students. This program would offer concurrent enrolment with courses providing both high school and college credit.

All students will participate in daily Career Awareness Seminars.

Each child will be allowed 3 absences total for the program. However, the PREP is a challenging academic program and the fewest absences possible is optimal for student achievement and learning.

SUU PREP’s intensive curriculum moves quickly and students will fall behind if they even miss one day. Each student will be allowed 3 absences before dismissal from the program. Please do not apply if you expect your child to miss more than 3 days.

A strict policy on obedience and cooperation is maintained. This means your child may be dismissed from the program for any of the following: cheating, bullying, disrespectful behavior, disregard for written or verbal rules, not following campus rules, etc. Please review the Code of Conduct.

Homework will sometimes be assigned Monday - Thursday. During our class, students will have time to complete their homework and assistance will be provided as needed.

Because the homework is advanced math and science, we cannot guarantee that all parents will be able to help their children. We HIGHLY recommend the student take notes in class to take home both for homework help and to study.

After the third missed or incomplete homework assignment, the student may miss the upcoming Friday field trip. The student may also be put on probation until the parents meet with a SUU PREP leader.

Each student is required to request a core teacher to complete a survey that will rate the student regarding academic performance, conduct in class, willingness to participate in class, maturity, punctuality, eagerness to learn new things, etc.

We are accepting applicants for year one from students who are going into 7th grade. We will have a limited number of spaces for year two or three for highly motivated students next year. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the site coordinator.

This year we are starting out online application forms. To be able to submit the application, you will need the following items:

  • Your most recent grades
  • Student Essay, 100-200 words, in reply to the question "Why do I want to attend PREP?"
  • Core Teacher email address to which a nomination form will be sent. The teacher's response will be sent back directly to the PREP Director.

We will review applications submitted in January and then every two weeks thereafter until all 25, Year 1 placements are filled.