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FREE Pre-College Program at FSU
05/16/2005

The Upward Bound Program of Frostburg State University is currently accepting applications. FSU’s Upward Bound program is one of over 600 national, Federally funded, pre-college programs designed to provide students with the skills and motivation necessary to succeed in high school and afterward in college.

Between September and May, Upward Bound participants attend enrichment classes on 12 Saturdays on the campus of FSU. Students receive specialized instruction in areas of writing, literature, math, science and foreign language, as well as receive assistance with SAT and ACT tests. UB also provides academic advising, career exploration, campus visits, tutoring and cultural opportunities.

During the summer, a six-week residential program is offered to students. The anticipated dates this year are from June 12 to July 21. Students live on campus in a supervised residential setting from Monday through Friday and receive intensive instruction from qualified teachers in math, science, foreign language, writing and literature. Elective classes are also offered for SAT/ACT prep. The program provides room, board and transportation.

FSU’s Upward Bound is funded to serve 77 students who attend high school in Allegany County, Maryland. Students are accepted year-round and may apply upon completion of the eighth grade. There is no cost to participants. Students may remain with the program until high school graduation.

The U.S. Department of Education funds UB in excess of $300,000 per year. Students must meet one or both of the following criteria as well as demonstrate the desire and potential for post-secondary education.

1) First generation college status, which means parent(s) or guardian(s) that the student lives with do not have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college.

2) Families with modest incomes, which varies according to household, size and is based on taxable income and not gross income.

Application packets and additional information are available by calling the FSU Upward Bound Office at 301-687-4994.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu