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.

  • 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


Our main focus:

  • 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 during the academic semesters