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Upward Bound Academic Expectations
  • Complete a rigorous secondary school program of study
  • Complete at least 2 years of mathematics beyond Algebra 1; 4 years of mathematics expected for USM institutions (FSU, UMCP, TU, SU, UMBC)
  • Complete 3 years of science including 1 year of at least 2 of the following courses: Biology. Chemistry, and Physics
  • Complete at least 1 year of foreign language; 2 years of foreign language expected for USM institutions
  • Complete 3 years of social studies
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale at the end of the school year each year of high school
  • Achieve at the proficient level on state assessment in reading/language arts and math before graduating high school
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDCAPS) senior year before deadline
  • Enroll in program of postsecondary education by fall term following graduation from high school
  • Place into college-level math and English without need for remediation in the first year of postsecondary education
  • Attain either an associate’s degree within 3 years or a bachelor’s degree within 6 years, preferably within 2 years and 4 years, respectively


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