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SAVE THE DATE! Pre-College Program would like to invite you to our 2015 Alumni Reception on the evening of Tuesday, June 2nd. Details coming soon!

Pre-College Programs Calendar
Pre-College Programs has updated it's 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.

Welcome Mr. Jennings!
We are pleased to welcome Upward Bound’s new Associate Director, Mr. Cedric Jennings to Pre-College Programs. Mr. Jennings is a first-generation college graduate who has worked in private industry, non-profit, higher education and state government. As well, Mr. Jennings holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a Master of Education degree in Human Development and Psychology (Risk and Prevention Program) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Educational Studies from Brown University.

We ask you to join us in welcoming Mr. Jennings to the Pre-College programs family!

Deadline Dates
    · Summer Forms Due May 2, 2015

Parent Assocation Meeting Dates
Parent Associations General Body (PTSO) meetings will take place on each Saturday UB and UBMS are both in session in Van Munching Hall, room 1212 at 9:30AM. All PTSO meeting dates for the 2014 -2015 academic year are listed on PCP's events calendar.



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.


Upward Bound Upward Bound (UB) offers students academic and career counseling to assist with admission and completion of a 4 yr 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.

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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 –»


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 –»


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.

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Pre-College Programs is a
Federally funded TRIO Program.