The University of Texas at Arlington

Bridge Program

The University of Texas at Arlington Upward Bound Math & Science Center's Bridge Program was established to assist program participants with their transition from high school to college. As the highlight of the Upward Bound Math & Science Center, senior participants can earn 6 college credit hours along with free tuition, fees, books, room and board, and activities the summer after they graduate from high school. Bridge program participation is highly competitive each year is based on active participation and an application process.

The program is held during the second summer session at UT Arlington. The Upward Bound Math & Science Bridge Program provides the following:

  • Round-trip travel to UT Arlington
  • Payment of tuition & fees to enroll full-time at UT Arlington
  • Residential housing on campus
  • Books, supplies and tutorial sessions needed for successful completion of coursework
  • Academic success workshops to acquaint student with resources on college campuses
  • Weekly stipends
  • Opportunities to visit scientific and career related institutions
  • Four-year renewable scholarship for UT Arlington the fall semester immediately following graduation...see scholarships

Interesting Fact:

After all tuition costs, fees, activity admission fees, travel, books, stipends, etc. which are entirely provided by the UT Arlington UBMS Bridge Program, the estimated cost for each participant comes to over $3,000. If an average student were to work, 40 hours a week, for 5 weeks (at the same time as the Bridge program) and earn $13.10 an hour, they would only earn an estimated $2,620. Most students will be working less hours and making a lot less. The UT Arlington UBMS Bridge Program, with its transferable college credit and valuable experience, is more economically advantageous than it would be working during the five week program.

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    Important Test Dates

  • ACT - Apr. 12
  • SAT - May. 3

  • 2013-2014 UBMS State Calendar
  • 2013-2014 UBMS Local Calendar


  • Local Program:

    April 2014

  • E3 Saturday Activities: 12th @ 10am
  • Weekly Tutorials: 1st – 3rd
  • E3 Saturday Activities: 26th @ 10am
  • Weekly Tutorials: 15th – 17th


  • May 2014

  • E3 Saturday Activities: 3rd @ 10am
  • Summer Parent Orientation: 6 – 8th
  • Weekly Tutorials: 6th – 8th




  • State Program
    :

    April 2014

  • OTA Tutoring: 8th, 9th, & 30th
  • VC Live Session: 19th @ 10-12:30pm
  • ICCP Due: 25th


  • May 2014

  • UBMS' Online Tutoring: 30th: 6-7pm
  • OTA Tutoring: 1st & 2nd
  • VC Live Session (Summer Orientation): 15th @ 6:00pm
  • ICCP Due: 19th
  • Missed ICCP activities due: 19th