Summer Academic Enrichment Pre-College Program

Engineering Concepts Institute (E.C.I.)
(Incoming Freshman in College of Engineering Only)
July 9th – August 4th, 2023
Application Deadline: June 21st, 2023

The E.C.I. is a summer four-week residential academic enrichment program that simulates the college experience---students live in a dorm, eat in the cafeteria, attend classes daily, complete homework assignments, and attend a study group session each evening. The Institute provides an opportunity for students, who are mature and committed to educational excellence, to prepare for academic success, particularly in math and sciences, in their first year as a college freshman at TSU. The highest achieving students will be eligible for consideration of scholarship assistance for their first year of college and may qualify for placement in a higher level of math freshmen year and waiver of orientation courses due to student performance in the summer classes.

Eligibility : Students who graduate from high school in spring 2023, have been accepted to attend TSU in the fall 2023, and who plan to major in one of the following disciplines: Applied and Industrial Technology, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

Qualifications: Students must have a cumulative High School GPA of 3.0 or higher, and at a minimum, successful completion of some of the following courses: Algebra I and II, Chemistry, Pre-Calculus or Calculus, or Advanced Math (i.e. Geometry, trigonometry, etc.). In addition, students must score at least a 17 on the math component of the ACT.  The equivalent scores apply to the SAT. 

Costs: The cost is $400.00 (non-refundable) to be submitted upon notification of the student's selection for participation.  The check or money order should be made payable to Tennessee State University College of Engineering and must be received by June 23rd, 2023.  The College of Engineering will cover the cost of housing and meals for the students to participate.


Application Requirements:

  • Complete online Application
  • Two-Page Essay from student describing why they chose their major and how this summer experience will be beneficial to your success at TSU in the Fall.
  • Copy of High School Transcript (note: this transcript is in addition to the one submitted to the TSU Office of Enrollment Management for admission to the University)
  • Copy of ACT and/or SAT test scores (copy of official document)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation at least one of the recommendations must come from a High School teacher or counselor (letters should be on letterhead, with contact information (phone and email), dated, and signed.)

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Engineering Exploration Camps (EEC) and National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI)

EEC: Overnight Residential June 4th - June 23rd (rising 9th-12th Graders)
NSTI: Hybrid June 4th- June 30th (rising 9th-12th Graders) (3 weeks in-person Overnight Residential/1 week virtual)
Application Deadline May 12, 2023

The objective for EEC is to allow students the chance to explore the various disciplines within the College of Engineering at Tennessee State University, increase career awareness in these majors and college preparation for engineering. Students will be able to learn and conduct small scale hands-on applications in the areas of applied and industrial technology, architectural engineering, civil/environmental engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical and manufacturing engineering.  

The objectives of NSTI are to improve STEM skills, provide awareness to high school students about transportation careers, and to encourage them to consider transportation-related courses of study in their higher education pursuits. Students selected for this program will participate in enrichment and preparatory coursework in computing, mathematics and physics and will cover different aspects of transportation (AIR, LAND, and SEA). Activities will include hands-on labs, field trips and presentations by various professionals working in transportation related fields.

Program Costs:

  • EEC: $300 per participant ($100/week) non-refundable (Housing and meals provided)
  • NSTI: Free but requires an initial deposit of $200 which is returned if student completes the camp. (Housing and meals provided)


Application Requirements:

  • Complete online application
  • Upload Official high or middle school transcript
  • Official ACT/SAT/PSAT scores if available
  • Upload a One-page essay describing your career objective(s), interest in engineering, and how the EEC or NSTI Program can assist you in reaching your goals.  Your essay must be typed, pdf preferred, 12pt font and cannot exceed one (1) page. 
  • Upload One recommendation letter from Counselor or Teacher that is on letterhead, has recommender contact information (email and phone #), signed and dated.

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Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Program at Tennessee State University

Weekdays: July 10 – July 28, 2023 (Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, 8 AM to 4 PM) Registration Priority Date: June 10, 2023  (registrations after this date may continue to be processed as space allows)








For more information, write the College of Engineering
Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209, or call (615) 963-5401.