Pre-University Program (PUP)

Pre University Program Tracks

West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) offers high school students opportunities to earn college credit while still in high school through the Pre-University Program (PUP).  The purpose of PUP is to provide excellent campus and online-based higher education experiences for high school students who intend to pursue a university level degree.  The best part is that courses taken through PUP are offered at a flat-rate, reduced cost of $150/course (Texas residents).

PUP students earning at least 6 credit hours of WTAMU credit with a 2.0 or higher GPA prior to high school graduation will receive admission to West Texas A&M University. The application fee will also be waived. Some additional documentation will be required prior to post-high school enrollment.

Texas Public and Private School Track (Dual Credit)  
Home School/ Out of State Student Track  

Student Expectations and Services

Students enrolled in the Pre-University Program:

  • Are expected to follow University rules and regulations
  • Are classified as students not seeking degrees (undeclared majors)
  • Enrollment in more than (2) WTAMU CORE or Foreign Language* courses each fall, spring, or summer session will require approval of the Provost
  • Will receive academic advising for course registration at Advising Services.
  • Are not eligible for financial aid while enrolled in Pre-University Program
  • Must be under 18 at the time of registrtion to qualify for PUP tuition rate

High School designees should verify that a student who participates in a college curriculum would not be disqualified from a desired University Interscholastic League (UIL) competition.

*Please Note: Texas Senate Bill 31 limits all Dual Credit classes to an institutions core and foreign language classes. Classes outside of WTAMU approved core and foreign language are not eligible for PUP and the $150/class rate. See SB 31


Resources for PUP Students