PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS FAQs

  • General

  • Who Qualifies for Pre-College Programs?

    Students are eligible to participate if they have completed the 8th grade and have not entered the 10th grade during the enrollment period. Applicants must reside in households in which their parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not earned a Bachelor’s degree, and/or meet low income requirements established by the Department of Education.

  • Which target schools should I be attending?

    Applicants of the Upward Bound (UB) Program must have completed the eighth grade and attend one of six (6) target high schools:

    • Bladensburg H.S.

    • Central H.S.

    • High Point H.S.

    • Northwood H.S.

    • Northwestern H.S.

    • Parkdale H.S.

  • How Many Students Are Selected Each Year?

    The number of students selected varies each year depending on the number of slots made available by graduating seniors.

  • How Many Students Are Eligible To Participate?

    The University of Maryland College Park Upward Bound program is currently funded to serve one hundred and seventy-two (172) students.

  • Upward Bound

  • Is There A Program Fee?

    No, there is no fee for the program.

  • What Is The Admissions Process?

    Applicants must submit a completed application along with supporting documents (proof of household income, grades, transcripts, recommendations, and essay). After the completed applications have been reviewed, the Upward Bound counselors will schedule interviews with the applicants and parents in early May. Applicants will be notified by late May of decisions.

  • What If My Child Did Not Receive An Acceptance Letter?

    Students not selected to participate may be offered a spot on our wait list. Those on the wait list may be contacted once a space becomes available.

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