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Please Welcome Ms. Nicassia Belton!
Pre-College Programs in welcoming our New Associate Director for Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science, Ms. Nicassia Belton. She has a long and dynamic history of service and leadership in education. Ms. Belton has served as the Director of the Actuarial Science Program, Summer Academy of Math and Science, and Summer Training Academy in Robotics and (Cyber) Security Programs at Morgan State University. We are honored to have her as new member of our staff.

Pre-College Programs Calendar
Pre-College Programs has updated it's calendar! Please use the "Upcoming Events" tab on the right of this screen to view important events, deadlines, and activities for students and parents or go to our calendar.  

Parent Association Summer Meeting to be Held Sunday, July 19th at 7:30pm
A Parent Associations General Body Summer meeting will take place this coming Sunday Cole Student Activities Room 0113. Please come out to find out more about how to earn parent hours while assisting Pre-College with its upcoming College Tour. calendar.


Reporting Absences
Per the instructions of Dr. Hardy DeJesus, all absences should be reported to the main office (301-405-6776). Instructors are strongly encouraged to leave a voicemail message if they are momentarily unable to reach anyone. Reporting email absences via email is no longer required.

Grade Sheets and Grade Reports
To facilitate an easier transition for instructors this summer, instructors should continue maintaining their grade sheet utilizing their own unique method. However, instructors will be required to complete midterm and final reports utilizing a template which will be provided.

Midterm Exams, Reports and Student-Teacher Meeting
Instructors are asked to hold all midterm exams  between July 6th-10th. Instructors will be required to submit their portion of their students' grade reports by Monday, July 13th. Teacher-student conferences will be held during regularly scheduled class times on Wednesday, July 15th to allow students to discuss their grade reports and progress with their teachers. 



Pre-College Programs would like to introduce "STEAM" A free 3-week program for rising 6th ,7th, 8th & 9th grade students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students will explore contemporary ideas and solutions, integrating elements of art and design applications.

Our STEAM application can be completed online at: (




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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Pre-College Programs is a
Federally funded TRIO Program.