Partners In Progress (PIP)
The PIP program is a unique collaborative arrangement between FIU and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The goal of the program is to provide a systematic approach to academic skills and the development of eleventh graders while preparing them for college admission. This is a summer program that allows students to receive two dual enrollment college courses as a bridging experience to college. FIU provides scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, and fees for six college credits. MDCPS provides the funding for the books required for the “Essay Writing” and “Computer Data Analysis” courses. The program is offered every summer coinciding with the university and the local school system summer session, usually during the months of July and August. Students who complete the program and get accepted into FIU are eligible for the Invitational Scholars Program, which includes academic and financial support.