• Testudo with our students at Maryland Day

    Testudo with our students at Maryland Day

  • Bladensburg HS students conduct science experiment.

    Bladensburg HS students conduct science experiment.

  • Pre-College Program student graduate with Executive & Associate Directors

    Pre-College Program student graduate with Executive & Associate Directors

  • Scavenger hunt at Maryland Day 2013

    Scavenger hunt at Maryland Day 2013

  • Program alumni at Graduation Day 2013

    Program alumni at Graduation Day 2013

  • UMD President Loh with Pre-College Program students, Maryland Day 2013

    UMD President Loh with Pre-College Program students, Maryland Day 2013

  • Career Day at the School of Engineering Summer Program

    Career Day at the School of Engineering Summer Program

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Pre-College Prorams

Important Announcements

LIFT announces its Summer 2016 College Tour!

Upward Bound/UB Math Science Summer 2016 Colonial Williamsburg Trip Dates: August 3rd - 4th
Sign-Up for the Trip

Don't judge a college by its brochure!

College visits offer high school students a first-hand look at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Lift's college tours will help you to get a sense of what higher education has to offer and hopefully, allow you to narrow down what matters to you in a college. The choice of a college or university is an important one and we work very hard to see that the participants make the most informed decision possible.

Summer Tour Dates: August 1st-4th!

Join Lift for our summer tour of southern colleges and universities! Our affordably priced summer tour will feature guided tours and admissions sessions at schools in Virginia and North Carolina including:

  • Old Dominion University

  • Hamption University

  • North Carolina A&T

  • Norfolk State University

  • Guilford College

  • Elon University

  • College of William and Mary

  • Virginia Commonwealth University

  • University of Richmond

  • Also included: a day at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg VA!

Apply Today! We still have spots available, but they are filling fast!


Pre-College Programs Calendar

Pre-College Programs has updated its 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.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound Upward Bound (UB) offers students academic and career counseling to assist with admission and completion of a four year 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.

More about Upward Bound –»

Upward Bound Math-Science

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 –»

LIFT

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 –»

About Pre-College Programs

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.

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.