Why attend UBMS?
You'll meet students just like you! Come and meet new friends that are interested in math and science!
Where is UBMS?
UBMS is held at The College of St. Scholastica. Your family or other approved adults need to get you to and from the College for the monthly Saturday Sessions and the six-week summer program.
Who should apply?
You should, if -
When should you apply to UBMS?
UBMS recruits new students each fall. In order to be considered for the program, a completed application must be submitted by the end of October. Download an application!
How much does it cost?
NOTHING! It is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
What is included?
Lodging and all meals at CSS. (Summer only)
Team Leaders (college students) live with you in the dorms . (Summer only)
Interaction with professional scientists and mathematicians.
Field trips to local and regional science facilities.
Sports and recreation activities.
A week-long science immersion trip. (Summer only)
Cultural field trips.
What happens during the academic year?
Students come to The College of St. Scholastica for one Saturday each month for a day of activities to broaden your cultural and educational horizons.
Students also are enrolled in an online course through UBMS. You complete the assignment at home or during one of your weekly meetings with your advisor.
UBMS staff will visit you weekly at your school to discuss your schoolwork. If you need tutoring or other help, we will work with you or arrange for a tutor. We will help you develop an academic and career action plan. We will be your advocate to get the support you need, and work with you on the college planning process.
Throughout the academic year, UBMS staff provide tutoring and advising for our students in our target region. UBMS staff members are available during the school day for tutoring, meeting with teachers and counselors, advising, helping with college applications and financial aid, and giving personal assistance.
Monthly Saturday Sessions are an important component of the academic year. Saturday Sessions are MANDATORY meetings that allow UBMS students to focus on certain topics. Saturday Sessions typically focus on paring students for the ACT Assessment, participating in the community service events, researching careers, and participating in cultural activities.
What happens during the summer program?
Students live at The College of St. Scholastica for a six week college preparatory program (you get to go home on the weekends). While here, you will study science (which may include, biology, physics, chemistry, engineering, geology, and computers), math, science writing, composition/ literature and even a foreign language and culture!
Students conduct a hands-on research project working in groups with professional scientists. Students take field trips to local and regional science facilities. During the sixth week we will go on a week-long science immersion trip!
During the summer program, approximately 35 Upward Bound Math/Science students live on The College of St. Scholastica campus for six weeks. Students in grades 9 - 11 participate in a college simulated experience, taking classes in Science, Math, Scientific Research, English, and a Foreign Language. Recent high school graduates (Bridge students) take a 3 or 4 credit science class taught by a college professor.
Although UBMS and Bridge students take different classes during the day, all CSS UBMS students live in Somers Hall and are supervised by the UBMS full-time staff as well as a residential staff. All students are assigned one or more roommates, eat in the Greenview Dining Room (GDR), and live like a college student.
Students are provided a student handbook which clearly outlines the program's rules and expectations. All rules are strictly enforced by the staff.
This program was made possible through the generous support of the following:
US Department of Education
The College of St. Scholastica
For more information call (218) 723-5942 or 1-800-447-5444 ext. 5942.