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PREFACE (Summer Bridge Program)


The Pre-Freshman and Cooperative Education (PREFACE) Program is a four-week summer bridge program designed to help admitted incoming first year students make a smooth transition from high school to the university, and to accelerate students’ progress through the first year engineering curriculum.

The PREFACE Advantage:

  • Participants become acclimated the rigorous demands of university-level courses, and learn the importance of essential skills, i.e., note taking and time management.
  • Participants gain early entry to the campus environment and familiarize themselves with the university environment, as well as get to know administrators, faculty and other pre-freshmen to form a strong network of support.
  • Selected students will receive a $2500 scholarship to cover their cost to participate.  PREFACE participants that excel in the summer and have financial need will have the opportunity to apply for additional scholarships.

Following the successful completion of the first year in engineering, the program works closely with OSU engineering research centers and industry partners to give high-performing students an additional career exploration experience in the form of a paid internship or co-op.

Program Dates: Move-in Friday, June 17 - July 15, 2016

Check out the videos by PREFACE alumni