Empowering Students for Success
The mission of Pre-Collegiate and Educational Support Programs is to provide low-income and first generation students, students with disabilities and students who are underrepresented in graduate education with the skills, knowledge, and motivation to successfully pursue post-secondary and post-baccalaureate education. This mission is achieved through programs that are designed to address a range of learning needs and serve pre-collegiate students and UMass Boston undergraduates.
Math/Science Upward Bound
The UMass Boston-Noble and Greenough School Upward Bound Math-Science Program (UBMS) is a year-round program that serves 72 high school students from Lawrence, Massachusetts. Focused on students interested in math and science, UBMS identifies those with promising academic records, a desire to improve their future prospects, and the potential to succeed in an accelerated math/science program.
Pathways and Multilingual Programs
The Talent Search Program identifies and supports disadvantaged young people, encouraging them to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. Services are primarily provided at the students' middle or high schools, but appointments can also be made to meet with Talent Search staff at our UMass Boston campus office.
Urban Scholars is a transformative program that empowers committed students to develop the necessary skills, motivation, and experiences for success in college. Since its inception in 1983, Urban Scholars has served nearly 1,500 academically talented Boston public high school students, achieving an impressive college enrollment rate of 98 percent, far surpassing their non-exam high school peers.
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If you have a question or are looking for information about any of our Pre-Collegiate programs, please email us.
McCormack, 3rd Floor, Room 703
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125-3393
Phone: 617-287-5840 Fax: 617-287-5844