Mini-Courses – Summer Exploration Camp

What is the Mini-Courses Summer Exploration Camp?

Students attend a two-week exploration camp which includes a math and science one-week component and a reading and writing one-week component.

Each week there is a class related field trip to a local business and afternoon recreational activities which includes life skills, goal setting, team building, and college awareness topics.

Class Size: 40 Students (first come, first serve basis)

Eligibility: Students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade for the upcoming academic year. Must have a core GPA of 2.0 or above.

Lunch is Provided *
$300 class fee or DPI Pre-College Scholarship *

* Students must be eligible for free or reduced lunch to apply for the DPI Pre-College Scholarship

If you are interested in applying for the program, please call 414-229-6236 or email and request to be placed on our summer mailing list.

Future Mini-Courses Summer Exploration Camp Dates:

Summer 2017: July 10-21, 2017

Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Math & Science Week: July 10th – July 14th, 2017
Reading & Writing Week: July 17th – July 21st, 2017

Summer 2018: July 9-20, 2018

Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Math & Science Week: July 9th – July 13th, 2018
Reading & Writing Week: July 16th – July 20th, 2018


Students must have a core GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for this class and must be entering grades 6-8 in the upcoming fall semester.

How to Determine Your Core Grade Point Average (GPA):

Please note that only the core classes are used to determine the student’s core GPA. Those classes include variations of reading, math, English, science, social studies and foreign languages. Do not include classes such as music, art, physical education, computer science, etc. when calculating your core GPA. If you have any questions regarding a core class or need help determining your core GPA for eligibility, please call our office at 229-6236.

How to Register

If you would like to be placed on our mailing list for the Mini-Courses Summer Exploration Camp, please call 414-229-6236 or email Thank you for your interest in our program!

Policies and Fees

The fee for this program is $300. A DPI Pre-College Scholarship is available for students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch.


Please contact our office at 414-229-6236 or email to be added to our mailing list. Thank you for your interest in our program!


Tricia Maldonado
Program Coordinator

Londan Roohr

Contact Us

Telephone: 414-229-6236
Fax: 414-229-3490

Office Location

Mitchell Hall, Room 141
3203 N Downer Ave.
Milwaukee WI 53211

Mailing Address

Mini Courses
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee WI 53201-0413