The Partners in Progress 1 (PIP) Program is hosted by the Office of Student Access & Success at Florida International University’s (FIU) Modesto A. Maidique Campus. The program aims to increase participants’ SAT Scores through intensive practice and weekly practice testing. Current 9th and 10th graders are encouraged to apply for this fantastic opportunity. Students should have a 2.0 weighted GPA and have earned at least C or higher in Pre-Algebra or Algebra I. The program is offered every summer during the month of July.

Application deadline: June 12, 2020

Program dates: July 6 – 31, 2020


Partners in Progress (PIP) is a unique collaborative arrangement between FIU and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) partner schools. The goal of the program is to provide a systematic approach to the development of academic skills for rising 11th – 12th graders while preparing them for college admission. Rising 11th and 12th-graders who qualify will engage in two dual enrollment college courses (six credits) as a bridging experience to the college. FIU provides scholarships to cover the cost of tuition and fees for the courses and test preparation. MDCPS provides funding for the required books. The program is offered every summer during the months of June and July. Benefits of the program include:

  • Introduces students to the college environment with access to FIU’s resources
  • College courses that can boost high school GPAs
  • Increased likelihood of college admission
  • Interactive group research projects
  • Informational workshops on college
  • Additional counseling, financial aid, and scholarship information.

Students who complete the program and are accepted into FIU are eligible for the Invitational Scholars Program, which includes academic and financial support.

Application deadline: May 15, 2020

Program dates: June 22, 2020 – July 31, 2020