June 22, 2020 to July 31, 2020

This summer, a whole new experience will take place between the University of Maryland's Pre-College Programs (Upward Bound) and it's Summer Academy students. They will participate in virtual academic enrichment courses based on the university's innovative education model.

For six weeks, participants attend a variety of online classes including Math, Science, English, and electives. Our curriculum is designed with a holistic approach in mind. In addition to its academic focus, counseling services, cultural clubs, and our unique, socially relevant, Living Learning Communities (LLC) will be offered, as well as, an experiential learning model that will integrate classroom instruction with student’s experiences in personal/financial workshops, virtual college visits, and virtual field trips. Most importantly, we promote the active collaboration between parents, teachers, students, and staff to collectively address the current significant challenges we face.

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Summer Enrollment Form

All students must sign up for the Summer Session in order to remain eligible for program services any stipend awarded. If you have a problem, special situation, or concern, please contact Dr. Kinard at

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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Home learning tips for students:

Home Learning Tips

UB Federal Updates

UB Federal Updates


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