Pre-Collegiate & Educational Support

Pre-Collegiate and Educational Support

Below is a list of the departments belonging to Pre-Collegiate and Educational Support Programs. The department websites are available by clicking on the department name.

Department Mission
Admission Guaranteed Program The Admission Guaranteed Program guarantees admission to the UMass Boston for students enrolled at Dorchester Education Complex, Jeremiah E. Burke High School, and South Boston Education Complex. Recruitment for the program is focused primarily on ninth graders. Through Admission Guaranteed, students who take courses in the required subject areas and meet specific program criteria are assured of admission to the University.
Health Careers Opportunity Program The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is a partnership among UMass Boston, Tufts University School of Medicine, and the Center for Community Health Education, Research and Service (CCHERS). The mission of the program is to create a health careers "pipeline" that starts at the middle and high schools in Boston, continues through the undergraduate programs at Tufts University and UMass Boston, and culminates in the graduate-level public health and/or medical programs at Tufts University School of Medicine or other medical schools.
McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program Provides 25 low income, first generation UMass Boston undergraduate students who have demonstrated potential for success in math or science with awareness of and training for doctoral study in these fields.
Project REACH Project REACH identifies and serves disadvantaged young people who have the potential for education at the post-secondary level and encourages them to continue and graduate from secondary school and enroll in programs of post-secondary education. High school and post-secondary dropouts are also encouraged and assisted in returning to school. Project REACH, UMass Boston's Talent Search program, is one of only a handful of Talent Search programs nationwide that focus on students with disabilities and students receiving special education services.
Student Support Services Provides advising and academic support to 500 low income, first generation undergraduates.
Upward Bound Upward Bound is an intensive, year-round academic program whose mission is to assist low-income, first-generation college bound high school students in the successful completion of secondary education and to prepare them for higher education. This is accomplished by providing participants with rigorous and nurturing academic courses; tutoring services; college-preparatory workshops; academic, college, and financial aid advising; career exploration; and cultural enrichment during the academic year and an intensive six-week summer residential program.
Upward Bound Math-Science Upward Bound is an intensive, year-round academic program whose mission is to assist low-income, first-generation college bound high school students in the successful completion of secondary education and to prepare them for higher education. This is accomplished by providing participants with rigorous and nurturing academic courses; tutoring services; college-preparatory workshops; academic, college, and financial aid advising; career exploration; and cultural enrichment during the academic year and an intensive six-week summer residential program.
Urban Scholars Program Urban Scholars provides talented and gifted middle and high school students-especially those from low income and minority backgrounds-with the resources to enter and successfully complete post-secondary education. To this end, the program offers advanced courses, workshops, tutoring, and cultural activities after-school during the academic year and during an intensive seven-week summer institute.
Veterans Upward Bound Veterans Upward Bound prepares low-income and first-generation college bound veterans to enter into, and succeed in, programs of post-secondary education. Veterans Upward Bound carries out the mission of the University by creating avenues of access to a historically under-serviced population, and fulfilling the land grant tradition of forming partnerships with the community and other sectors of public education. Project participants take college preparatory courses or engage in self-paced study; receive tutoring assistance; college advising; and the support of an experienced staff who understand the unique educational needs of student veterans.