Welcome To Pre-College Programs


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) 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

  • General Assembly July 11

    Please review the announcements here.

  • Mandatory Assignment for Non-Residential Students - Part One Due July 9; Part Two Due July 19

    Ongoing learning is a critical part of preparing for college, and the Upward Bound team wants to ensure that all of our students have access to year-round enrichment. Therefore, Upward Bound requires that all current students who are not in residence this summer complete enrichment assignments to keep their skills sharp. For more information and a list of assignments, click here.

  • Debora Gaskins is the Quest Forward Learning Mentor Feature of the Month

    Debora Gaskins is the Quest Forward Learning Mentor Feature of the Month!!! Our own Debora Gaskins' whose dedication to Quest Forward Learning and the belief in transforming education into a student-driven engaging experience is absolutely amazing! Please read her feature article on our Quest Forward blog to learn more:

  • Summer Program Dates/Deadlines

    June 14: Summer Residential Program Orientation
    June 16: Summer Residence Hall Move-In
    June 17: Summer Classes Begin
    June 19 - July 29: Non-residential students can access summer assignments; click here for a link to assignment instructions. Mid-summer assignments due July 9; final deadline is July 19.
    July 4 - July 5: Independence Day Holiday - No Classes
    July 7: SIBS Students: Residence Hall Move-In
    July 8: SIBS Classes Begin
    July 26: Summer Program Ends; SIBS Classes End Residence Hall Move-Out for all Students


    We are collaborating with the Math Department in Toll Physics Building to provide computer lab access for our precollege students at the University of Maryland in the Undergraduate Studies Department. Thanks to Dr. Wolpert, students will have access to laptops that will enable them to work on the new Quest learning platform.



  • 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