Welcome To Pre-College Programs

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Pre-College Programs in Undergraduate Studies at the University of Maryland provides education services to mitigate economic and social, inequities that impact access to higher-education.

We provide high school academic counseling and support, career guidance, financial aid guidance, personal development seminars and college preparation workshops.

Pre-College Programs is a Federally funded TRIO program and is comprised of Upward Bound (UB), Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) and LIFT Programs. About 96% of our students attend college, many receiving prestigious awards, such as Gates Millennium and Posse scholarships. Our students come from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds, many from immigrant families and most are future first generation college students.

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Important Announcements

  • LIFT College Tours' Application Deadline Extended!

    Posted on: March 30, 2017

    LIFT Northern College tour's application deadline has been extended to 3rd April 2017 and LIFT Southern College Tour's application deadline has been extended to 10th April 2017. For more information please visit the "College Tour" tab on the LIFT page.

  • SGA Application for Open Positions - Due April 22

    Posted on: April 10, 2017

    We currently have 2 SGA positions open: class reps for 2018 and 2020.
    So far, the following student nominations have been accepted:
    Betel (Northwestern) - 2018,    Allysa (High Point) - 2020,    Craig (Central) - 2018
    Please click here for the application.

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Class of 2016 Testimonials

Highlights!

  • 97% Retention Rate: Our students consistently return from year to year
  • 96% Persistence Rate: Our students remain enrolled in college every year
  • SAT Prep courses for students
  • College Tours to get a feel of college life
  • Tutor Support in the academic semesters

LIFT SAT Preparation Classes

  • April 1st at 9am in Chemistry Building Room No: 1224 & 1228
  • April 8th at 9am in Chemistry Building Room No: 1224 & 1228
  • April 15th at 9am in Chemistry Building Room No: 1224 & 1228
  • April 22nd at 9am in Chemistry Building Room No: 1224 & 1228
  • April 29th at 9am in Chemistry Building Room No: 1224 & 1228

Saturday Academy Dates

  • April 1st (UB only) in John S. Toll Physics Building
  • April 8th (UB and UBMS) in John S. Toll Physics Building
  • April 22nd (UB only) in John S. Toll Physics Building
  • April 29th (UB and UBMS) in John S. Toll Physics Building
  • May 6th (UB and UBMS) in John S. Toll Physics Building