Programs

Upward Bound Math & Science Program

The UTA Upward Bound Math & Science Center (UBMS) has been funded to serve students from the State of Texas. The overall goal of the UBMS is to address the need for specific instruction in the fields of math & science for participating students. As well as to ensure aspiring and well-deserving students are encouraged and do excel to be successful in pursuing post-secondary degrees in math and science.

Learn more about Upward Bound Math & Science Program.


Dallas Program Schools

Students must be located in one of the target schools or target area 

  1. Cedar Hill Ninth Grade Center
  2. Cedar Hill
  3. Cedar Hill Collegiate 
  4. Desoto High Schools

Program Activities

Academic Year Activities include:

  • Tutorial Activities (every other week after school)
  • E3 Saturday Activities (every other week at UTA campus)
  • Enrichment/Special Activities (College Tours, Academic, Cultural and Trips) 
  • Summer Residential Institute (combined-all programs during June/July) 
Dallas Application

Local Program Schools

Student must be located in one of the target schools or target area

  1. Alvarado
  2. Ennis
  3. Mansfield Timberview
  4. Venus High Schools 

Program Activities

Academic Year Activities include:

  • Tutorial Activities (every other week after school)
  • E3 Saturday Activities (every other week at UTA campus)
  • Enrichment/Special Activities (College Tours, Academic, Cultural and Trips) 
  • Summer Residential Institute (combined-all programs during June/July) 
Download Local Application Packet

State Program Schools

Students must be located in one of the target schools or target area

  1. Banquete
  2. Presidio
  3. Somerset
  4. University High Schools
  5. Central, South, and West Texas (state-wide)

Program Activities

Academic Year Activities include:

  • UBMS Connect Activities 
    • Video Conferencing (Recording/Live)
    • 1-on-1 Phone Sessions 
    • Online Tutorial Activities (once a month) 
  • Enrichment/Special Activities (College Tours, Academic, Cultural and Trips)
  • Summer Residential Institute (combined-all programs during June/July)
State Application

Eligibility Criteria

All students from Dallas, Local and State Program Initiatives must meet all of the criteria to be eligible for the Upward Bound Math and Science program.

1. U.S Dept of Education Requirement

Meet the U.S. Department of Education requirements of low-income and/or first-generation family status. Typically having free or reduced lunch.

2. Applying

In 9th, 10th or 11th grade in the fall/spring of the year of applying.

3. Math and Science Courses

Student has demonstrated an aptitude to succeed in courses of math and science; (Shown through grades, activities interests & recommendations).

4. Pursue STEM Degree

Student plans to attend a college or university and pursue a degree in math, science and/or engineering; i.e. Architect, engineer, doctor, education, etc.

5. Academic Need

Not meeting state test assessment requirements in math or language arts, did not pass required testing standards in 8th grade (reading), low GPA or other areas of academic need in order to successfully pursue a program of post-secondary education.

Students participate in Upward Bound Math and Science session.

Required Documentation

In order to complete your Upward Bound Math & Science application, you will have to submit ALL listed items below: 

  1. Copy of Social Security Card
  2. Copy of Tax information for Parent/Guardian 
  3. Income Substitute Form (use this form if tax form is not available)
  4. Copy of Academic Information (most recent report card, transcript, test scores)
  5. Copy of Permanent Resident Card (If Applicable)