Application form for PREFICS 2011
Computer professionals are in demand in areas such as business, science, engineering, medical technology, research, and entertainment. The Computer Science Department, located in the College of Business and Information Science at Tuskegee University, offers a program that prepares students for work in industry and government and for graduate study.
Graduates of the Computer Science Department have gone to pursue such careers as application programmers, software engineers, system programmers, system analysts, testing engineers, and database administrators. Those who have pursued graduate degrees have researched in areas such as software engineering, management information system, telecommunications, and information technology.
PREFICS, which stands for Pre-Freshman In Computer Science, is an eight-week summer program for high school graduates. Selected students will have the opportunity to earn up to 7 credit hours in college level mathematics and computer science. These courses will develop and strengthen the students' problem solving and critical reasoning skills - the foundation of computer science.
Corporate and Alumni Participation
Each week, guests from the corporate arena or alumni working in various positions in government and industry will speak with the students on their personal experience and tips for success in college and beyond. There will be field trips to surrounding industrial and government laboratories to give the students the real view of projects in which scientists are engaging the area of computer science.
Organized weekend activities may include game, movie and bowling nights, lunch on the patio and visits to local restaurants. These activities along with the Tuskegee University Technology fee are included in the non-refundable $300 PREFICS Activity Fee.
Cost to the Student
Tuition and Room and Board will be provided free of charge to all participants selected for the program. A non-refundable application fee ($35), books, supplies, travel, PREFICS activity fee($300), the Tuskegee University admission fee ($500), and personal expenses are the responsibility of the student.
Scholastically qualified students who choose to continue their study in Computer Science at Tuskegee University and maintain a B average in the summer program will be eligible for scholarships sponsored by the Raytheon, Morgan Stanley and other private organizations. Earning and keeping these awards is very competitive.
How to Qualify?
To be eligible to participate in PREFICS you must fulfill the following requirements:
Tuskegee University Requirements
- Application for admission to Tuskegee University has been accepted with a major of Computer Science
- Pay a non-refundable $500 admission fee
Computer Science Department Requirements
- Have completed at least three (3) years of Mathematics at high school level
- Pay a non-refundable $35 PREFICS application fee
- Return the application form
- Send an official high school transcript
- Schedule a telephone interview with a selection committee member
For more information contact:
(334) 727 - 8587 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Application: April 15, 2011
Acceptance: May 1, 2011
Return completed application, non-refundable application fee, and other required materials to:
Dr. Hira Narang, Program Director
Computer Science Department
Andrew F. Brimmer Building
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
(334) 727 - 8593
HP, Morgan Stanley, Raytheon and Xerox