Are you interested in a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)? Upward Bound Math-Science at SMU is designed to help you transition from high school to your “best fit” college for a career in STEM fields.

Our Services

College Access Program student in science class
  • High school math and science course tutoring
  • Career exploration and guidance for STEM fields
  • ACT/SAT/PSAT/STAAR preparation
  • College transition planning
  • College and university tours
  • Mentoring and advising
  • Financial aid and scholarship application assistance
  • Access to educational and cultural enrichment events
  • Instruction to improve writing, and study skills
  • Guidance on secondary school reentry or alternative education programs (if needed)

Schools We Serve

  • Lancaster High School
  • North Dallas High School
  • Skyline High School
  • Spruce High School

Eligibility Requirements

Upward Bound Math/Science serves high school students from low-income families, or families in which neither parent has earned a bachelor’s degree. Program participants must meet eligibility requirements and will be selected through an application and interview process.

Our students must be:

  • U.S citizens or Permanent Resident Aliens
  • First generation college students and/or low income
  • Committed to program requirements such as
    • Attending Saturday Academies in the Fall and Spring Semester
    • Participate in the Summer Academy (6 weeks)

Saturday and Summer Academy

  • Access to SMU campus resources
  • Get the latest tips for the new SAT and ACT
  • Hands on tutoring that improves GPA scores
  • Tailored interactive 5 year plan by grade level
  • Academic and career focused workshops

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