Prep4Tech

Prep4Tech is full.

If you would like to get on the waitlist please email Amy Monte, aemonte@mtu.edu.

Incoming engineering students, prepare for your mathematical success at Tech!

Attend Michigan Tech’s Prep4Tech Program

The Prep4Tech Program is designed to refresh math skills leading up to college-level math and help you develop other skills to succeed at MTU. Share best practices for time management and learning management. Have fun through design thinking activities and getting to know Michigan Tech.

In this program you will:

  • Strengthen math skills with instructors who are passionate about your success.  
  • Build community with your fellow students to further support your math and engineering skills.
  • Learn design thinking philosophies and explore engineering through engaging, hands-on activities. 
  • Develop learning and time management strategies to navigate your engineering curriculum. 
  • Explore Michigan Tech and see what Houghton and the Keweenaw have to offer.

Full Schedule

Day and Time Activity
Sunday, August 14
11:00–1:00 Check-In
1:15 and 2:15 Campus Tours
before 3:00 Move-In and Get Settled
3:30–4:30 Welcome and Social
(Students, Parents, and Faculty)
before 6:00 Dinner
6:05–8:30 Evening Activities
Monday–Friday, August 15-19
before 8:20 Breakfast
8:30–8:50 Student Success and Math Lab
8:50–9:50 Math Review
10:00–10:30 Student Success and Math Lab
10:30–11:30 Math Review
11:30–12:30 Break and Lunch
12:30–1:00 Student Success and Math Lab
1:00–2:15 Math Review
2:15–2:45 Student Success and Math Lab
3:00–4:00 Engineering Activity
4:00–5:00 Homework, Free Time, Extended Activity
 before 6:00 Dinner
6:05–8:30 Evening Activities (no activity Friday)

Check your eligibility for the Prep4Tech program.

The program is designed for students placed into Precalculus, MA 1032, or Calculus Plus with Technology, MA 1161.. Eligible participants will receive an invitation beginning in early May. Keep an eye on your mailbox.

For students with AP or college calculus credit, prior student performance indicates you already possess the math skills to succeed at Michigan Tech. For other college success skills opportunities, please check out the programming offered by the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success delivered during the academic year.

Register

Register by July 25

Gather Your Resources

Bring your calculator, computer, paper and notebook for taking notes. Check out the minimum computer requirements for students.

Come to Campus

Come to campus and check in by 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on August 14. You will be able to move into your room that you will live in for the school year.

Attend All Course Events

You are asked to attend all course events. In addition to brushing up on your math skills and learning other college survival skills, you will begin networking with other Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff to accelerate your feeling of commUNITY. Learn best practices for time management. Get to know Michigan Tech.

Manage your time and your learning skills.

  • Refresh your math skills in big classrooms, small classrooms, outside, and in shared areas throughout the week.
  • Learn in classrooms and groups.
  • Play games and participate in engineering-oriented IDEAhub activities.
  • Break for meals.
  • Have fun through active design and thought.

Enjoy the beautiful locale!

Part of the Prep4Tech experience is engaging in games, tours, and outdoor activities. Please participate in photo opportunities to help share the experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

More Questions? Contact Amy Monte

Amy Monte

Amy Monte

Academic Advisor, Engineering Fundamentals

aemonte@mtu.edu
906-487-1498
Dillman 207A