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PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS FACTS


97% Retention Rate:
 Our students consistently return from year to year.

93% College Enrollment Rate: Our graduates attend colleges like Harvard, Howard, Johns Hopkins, Morehouse, NYU, Ohio State, St. John's, Syracuse, Temple, Towson, University of Maryland, UNC, UPenn, and UVA.

96% Persistence Rate: Our students remain enrolled in college from year to year.


Upward
Bound

Upward Bound offers academic and career counseling to students toward the goals of admission to and graduation from four-year post-secondary institutions.

Upward Bound supplements secondary school experiences and creates opportunities for students to gain self-esteem by enhancing their academic and social skills.

The Upward Bound Program consists of two components:

  • Six-week summer session provides opportunities to live in University of Maryland residence halls and to attend academic classes in mathematics, science, composition, reading, foreign languages, and study skills.

  • Academic year sessions offers further academic instruction, tutoring, and counseling to follow-up the summer activities.

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Upward Bound
Math-Science

The Upward Bound Math-Science Program provides academic and career counseling to students who are interested in careers in mathematics and the sciences. Our goal is to prepare students for admission to and graduation from four-year, post-secondary institutions.

The Upward Bound Math-Science Program is designed to supplement its participants' secondary school experiences, by providing opportunities for students to gain self-esteem through the enhancement of their academic and social skills

The Upward Bound Math-Science Program consists of two components:

  • Six-week summer session provides students opportunities to live in University of Maryland residence halls and attend academic classes in the areas of mathematics, science, composition, reading, foreign languages and study skills.

  • Academic year sessions provide students further academic instruction, tutoring and counseling as a follow-up to summer activities.

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LIFT
 

The LIFT Program provides affordable academic services to students who did not meet the eligibility criteria of Upward Bound programs.

College admissions are increasingly more competitive. Students need every advantage (or LIFT) possible to excel beyond their high school years. To prepare for the admission process and for post-secondary education LIFT:

  • Provides programs and activities for high school students and their families

  • Offers affordable academic services to students who did not meet the eligibility criteria of Upward Bound

  • Complements high school experience and focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to successfully apply to and succeed in college

  • With both summer and academic year programs, LIFT courses and programs can fit into even the busiest schedules.


The LIFT Program enhances competency and confidence to successfully complete high school and prepare for college through:
  • Intensive Academic Instruction

  • SAT Preparation

  • Career Exploration & Counseling Seminars

  • College Enrollment Preparation Workshops

  • An Introduction to the College Experience (ICE) Course

  • Summer Enrichment Academies

The LIFT Program is open to all high school students and their families. More about LIFT –»

WHAT'S NEW


END OF THE SUMMER CEREMONY AND CELEBRATION!
All Pre-College Programs Students and families are invited to attend our final ceremony and celebration to commemorate the end of another exciting summer!
When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time:
2-4:30pm- Final Ceremony, 5-8pm- Celebration
Location: 2102 Shoemaker- Final Ceremony, Washington Quad- Celebration

FINAL TRIP TO BUSCH GARDENS!
See the Itinerary here!


ABOUT PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS

Pre-College Programs in Undergraduate Studies is a federally funded TRIO Program comprised of the Upward Bound Program and the Upward Bound Math and Science Program. The TRIO programs provide education services to low-income and/or first-generation college bound students in an effort to overcome economic, social, and cultural barriers that impede the pursuit of higher-education.

Pre-College Programs provide high school students from the local community with academic counseling and support, career guidance, personal development seminars and college preparation workshops.

 


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Pre-College Programs is a
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