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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  • AP Exams: May 1-5th
  • SAT Testing: May 6th, June 3rd
  • ACT Testing: June 10th
  • 2017 Summer Residential Institute: June 4th – July 15th
  • College 2 Career Connections Conference: June 28th
  • Academic Bowl Competition 2017: June 30th
  • UBMS Awards Banquet: July 10th
  • UBMS Math & Science Symposium: July 10th
  • 2017 Bridge Program: July 10th – Aug 15th
  • State Program Calendar

Local Program:
    May 2017
  • E3 Saturday Activity: 6th @10 am
  • Weekly Tutoring: 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th
  • Summer Parent Orientation: 8th – 11th, during tutoring

State Program
    May 2017
  • Online Tutoring: 2nd @6 pm
  • ICCP Activity Due: 15th
  • Summer Packet #2 Due: 15th
  • VC Session – Live (Summer Parent Mtg.) 18th @ 6 pm