The Department of Pre-College Programs provides programs to middle school and high school students in the metropolitan area. The programs are designed to offer academic, social, career and cultural enrichment to students. The department employs university students as tutors, peer mentors and office assistants. (Pre-College Programs in the news: OU's GEAR UP program brings young students to the Palace
To inspire and prepare pre-college students for post-secondary educational opportunities. This mission is accomplished by making available academic, social, career and cultural enrichment programs and activities to student participants and their families.