Panther Prep

Panther Prep is a one-week residential camp for high school students interested in attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This program works to introduce students to the college environment by experiencing a week-long dorm stay, simulated college classrooms, assistance in college applications, and event discovery on campus.

By the end of the program, students will have compiled a portfolio designed to strengthen their knowledge of postsecondary education options, financial aid, and the college application process. This portfolio will help students apply for their university of choice.

Panther Prep has 35 openings per summer for students going into the 9th and 12th grades. Current 11th-12th grade students are given preference to this program. Parents and students will attend an orientation before the start of the program, offered virtually and in person. The program fee is $600.00 for the session.

IMPORTANT: The Scholarships for this program are currently FULL. If you would like to attend, a payment fee will be required. OR you may apply and be placed on the waitlist for a Scholarship if it becomes available.

DPI Pre-College Scholarships to cover the program’s total cost are available to students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch on a first come, first serve basis.

DPI PreCollege Scholarship PFF

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Questions and Answers
What dates does Panther Prep operate on?
Panther Prep will start on Sunday June 23rd and end on Friday June 28th with a parent and student event.

Are students supervised during this program?
Students are supervised at all times during this program. We have live in employees to watch the students in the UWM Sandburg Residence Halls.

How much does Panther Prep cost?
If the student resides in the Milwaukee area and qualifies for Free/reduced lunch this program is FREE! If the student does not the charge for students is $800.00.

Are there payment plans available?
Yes! Payment plans are available for families please contact hvskroch@uwm.edu to set up a payment plan that works best for you.

What do the UWM dorms look like?
The UWM Residence Hall Sandburg Hall is different than many other “dorms”. This Residence hall does NOT have shared bathrooms but has a bathroom located in the Suite. Pictures and online tour can be found here. https://uwm.edu/housing/communities/sandburg/

What do I need to bring to Panther Prep?
Students should bring bathroom supplies such as flip flops, soap, and towels. Students should also make sure that they bring bedding for their Twin Extra Long bed. Students may also consider bringing their laptop to take notes during class however this is not required.

Does my student need to bring extra money for Panther Prep?
Students will be given a living stipend during the week. This will allow the students to purchase breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. They might even have some extra funds for snacks or UWM Swag. No extra money is necessary for the student.