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Pre-College Programs University of Maryland

College Park, MD | http://precollege.umd.edu
Joined in April 2012

About Us

Pre-College Programs in Undergraduate Studies is the umbrella organization for two college preparatory programs operating on campus --- the Upward Bound Program and the Upward Bound Math and Science Program. Students who have participated in these programs have gone on to attend college, and many have received college scholarships. The students come from a wide range of backgrounds, and many are recent immigrants. The staff of Pre-College reflects the diversity of its students and many come from similar backgrounds.

What Is Upward Bound? The University of Maryland Upward Bound Program is a federally and state funded educational program. It is designed to provide academic and counseling assistance to capable, high school students with the purpose of preparing them to pursue post-secondary education. The Maryland Upward Bound Program is one of the largest and longest funded programs in the area and is often cited as a model for emulation by other institutions.

What Is the Purpose of Upward Bound? The Upward Bound Program serves as a supplement to its participant’s secondary school experiences. It provides an opportunity for the student to improve his/her self-esteem and to grow academically and socially.

What Is The Purpose of Upward Bound Math and Science? The University of Maryland Upward Bound Math and Science Program was initiated in 1990 to be an educational program similarly funded by the federal and state governments as the Upward Bound program. Its design is to encourage careers in math and science among the same demographic populations that the Upward Bound program serves.

Pre-College Programs in Undergraduate Studies is the umbrella organization for two college preparatory programs operating on campus --- the Upward Bound Program and the Upward Bound Math and Science Program. Students who have…

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  • Arts & Music
  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Family
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties

Location

  • 0105 Cole Student Activities Building
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD 20740

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