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Last Day of Classes and Final Exams

This summer, the last day of classes for instructional or exam activities will be July 29th. Instructors have the option of scheduling their exams, projects, team presentations, etc. up to that date. Grades are due on Aug 4th, 2015. Instructors should schedule all close out activities on Thursday, July 30th and Friday, July 31st. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon.

 Grade Sheets and Grade Reports

Instructors and Counselors are required to complete final reports utilizing the final grade report template online. Please check your email for the link.

Instructors and Counselors are required to submit their portion of their students' grade reports by Tuesday, Aug 4th.

Final SRB Session

On Tuesday, July 28th the last SRB session was held. Program Staff are encouraged to still use the SRB write-up process to cite unsatisfactory student behavior. All newly filed incident reports will be sent directly to the Executive Director.

Faculty Meetings - There will be no faculty meeting this week.

End of Program Activities- Parents Invited!

Pre-College Programs will host this summer’s Outstanding Living Learning Community Competition on Thursday, July 30th from 4:30pm-6:00-pm in LeFrak Hall Auditorium (Rm 2205). The competition will include presentations from all our Living Learning Communities showcasing the projects students worked on this summer.

 The evening will continue with a night of fun including a student talent showcase and karaoke from 7:00pm-10:00pm.  These activities will be held in the quad area located in front of Frederick and Hartford Halls. 

 All Instructors and staff are welcomed to attend all of our end of program activities.

Awards Ceremony- Parents Invited!

Our Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, July 31 from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. in JMZ Hall Rm 0220.  Lecturers will be asked to present awards to their students and say a few words about the students and their performance.

Final Checkout

Students’ final checkout will be on the afternoon of Friday, July 31st immediately following our awards ceremony. 

 Summer STEAM Ahead Program Closeout and Student Showcase

Students of the Summer STEAM Ahead program will showcase their work on July 31, the last day of the program, from 10:30am-12:00noon Cole Field House Rm 0113 & 0117. Parents of STEAM students as well as all Pre-College Staff and Instructors are invited to view students’ work.  

Work Requests

Instructors are reminded that all office work requests should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance using the online Work Request Form found here: : Work Request Form Instructors are also welcome to make their own copies the Main Office (Cole Rm 0105) between 8:00am-5:00pm.

Pre-College Programs Calendar
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Upward Bound Upward Bound (UB) offers students academic and career counseling to assist with admission and completion of a 4 yr college/university degree.

UB provides oprotunities for students to develop robust academic, cultural, social skills while gaining confidence.

UB consists of two components:

(1) A six-week residential experience that provides mathematics, science, composition and reading, foreign language, and study skills instruction.

(2) Academic year Saturday Academy, which offers academic instruction, tutoring, college and career counseling, social and cultural opportunities.

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The Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) Program provides academic and career counseling to students interested in majors and careers in mathematics and science fields.

UBSMS also provides opportunities for academic and social skills development and consists of two components:

(1)A six-week residential experience, consisting of coursework in mathematics, science, composition, reading, foreign language.

(2) And study skills and an academic year Saturday Academy that offers academic instruction, tutoring, college and career counseling, and social and cultural opportunities.

More about Upward Bound Math-Science –»


The LIFT Program provides affordable academic services to students who did not meet our Upward Bound programs' criteria.

College admissions are increasingly competitive and students benefit from SAT prep, tutoring, and summer classe which assist in better preparing them for the college admission process.

LIFT offers summer and academic year programs that easily fits budgets and busy schedules.

LIFT provides competence and confidence to college bound students through:

  • Excellent Academic Instruction
  • SAT Preparation
  • Career Exploration & Counseling Seminars
  • College Enrollment Preparation Workshops
  • An Introduction to the College Experience (ICE) Course
  • Summer Enrichment Academies

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


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


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.

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