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

  • NEWSFLASH FOR JULY 21st

    Posted on: July 21, 2017

    Important Dates for Summer Residential Program
    June 18 – July 28, 2017


    WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSFLASH (PDF)

    Schedule For Final Week
    Academic Progress Updates & Final Grade Reports
    LIFT College Tour Cancelled
    LIFT SAT Prep Courses for Fall – UB/UBMS Discount!
    University ID Cards – What to Bring
    “Just Mercy” Reading Assignment Deadlines
    Donate School Supplies for Corp. Social Responsibility Drive
    Auditions for Pre-College Band
    Parent Association – Get Involved & Earn Service Hours for 2017-2018
    July 23 – Parent (PTSO) Meeting, Art-Sociology Bldg 2303
    READ THIS WEEK'S NEWSFLASH (PDF)

  • 2017 Graduation Highligts

    Posted on: July 14, 2017

    The Pre-College Programs’ Class of 2017 graduation ceremony was held on Tuesday, June 6. It was very beautiful event! The Colony Ballroom of Stamp Student Union was decorated marvelously. Seniors, parents, and guests were dressed in professional attire, and the seniors looked like they were ready to celebrate! Read more and see Pre-College graduating class of 2017 (PDF)

  • May-June Tutors Available

    Posted on: May 12, 2017

    Tutors are available during May-June to assist students! To request an appointment, please contact the tutor directly with at least 48 hours notice. Please click here (PDF) for more information on tutors.

  • LIFT Summer Program 2017 Application Available

    Posted on: May 4, 2017

    LIFT Summer 2017 application is available online. Apply By June 9th to take advantage of early registration rate! Visit the LIFT page for more information. Please click on this flyer (PDF) to know more.

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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