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University of Maryland Pre-College Program (Upward Bound)

  • University of Maryland Pre-College Program (Upward Bound)
  • University of Maryland John S. Toll Physics Building
    Suite #4111
  • College Park, MD 20742
  • Moya Malcolm
  • Advisor/Coordinator
  • (301) 405-0952

Program Description

The Upward Bound Program provides academic and career counseling to students toward the goals of admission to and graduation from four-year post-secondary institutions. The Upward Bound Program supplements its participants' secondary school experiences by creating opportunities for students to gain self-esteem by enhancing their academic and social skills.

The Upward Bound Program consists of two components:

The six-week summer session provides students opportunities to live in University of Maryland residence halls and attend academic classes in the areas of mathematics, science, composition, reading, foreign languages and study skills.

The academic year sessions provide students further academic instruction, tutoring and counseling as a follow-up to summer activities. Additional services are also available during this time.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 0%
  • White: 0%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 0%
  • Other: 0%
  • African American: 0%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 170
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 72%