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 be used to 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 prior to the start of the program, offered virtually and In-Person. The program fee is $800.00 for the session.

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

The 2024 Schedule of Panther Prep is Currently in development. For questions regarding the program or to be added to an email/mail list please contact the Program Manager at

Camp Dates are currently scheduled for June 23rd-28th, 2024 but are subject to change. Official information regarding the program will be posted no later than January 3rd, 2024.