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Free program for incoming freshmen
Incoming UMD Freshman pursing a
STEM-based degree
Math ACT score is less than 27
Placed in Pre-calculus, College Algebra
or Basic Math for Fall 2015 *
And at least one of the following:
Qualify for a Pell Grant
American Indian, African American,
Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino/Chicano
or Native Hawaiian
Woman interested in engineering, computer
science or physics
Non-traditional student
English as a Second Language, ESL
First Generation College Student
STEM Summer Camp
Online Summer Math Course
Jump start your STEM career by taking one of
our free online summer math courses
For example, if you are to be placed in
Precalculus Analysis in the fall, then you can
instead take Precalculus Analysis online in
the summer and start in Calculus I in the fall.
The summer course uses a series of online,
self-guided modules, which allow students to
move at their own pace.
When students are ready they take a test
and if they achieve 70% or greater they can
register for the next math course.
9 weeks are allowed to complete an online
summer math course.
Expect to dedicate 50 - 150 hours
June 21 - June 26
Online summer math course students are
invited for this optional free camp at UMD
Free round trip transportation from Twin Cities
to UMD
Housing and meals provided
Mini biology and chemistry prep courses
Participate in fun activities at UMD and in the
greater Twin Ports area
Meet UMD faculty, staff and returning students
Explore STEM careers and majors
Register for fall classes
Have a seamless transition to college life!
Important Dates
Priority Registration Application
Jun 21- Aug 21 Online math program at own pace
May 29
*For math placement information go to
(2 study sessions in Twin Cities area)
Jun 21- 26
Aug 25
STEM Summer Camp
Last day to take written final exam
to test into next math class
Apply by May 29th
(late apps accepted if space available)
Questions? Contact Rachel Breckenridge
[email protected]
MN Office of Higher Education
Swenson College of Science & Engineering
Office of Cultural Diversity
Additional Resources
The Math Prep for STEM Careers is a free summer
bridge program offered to incoming UMD freshmen
from underrepresented groups in STEM. The program
consists of two parts: a five-day summer camp where
students participate in activities designed to increase
persistence to complete a STEM degree, and an online
summer math course (Basic Math, Intro to Algebra,
College Algebra, or Precalculus Analysis).
UMD Department of Mathematics and
Bridge Program Director and
Math Instructor, Rachel Breckenridge
[email protected]
The model is to “study-then-test-out” of prerequisite
courses to Math 1296 (Calculus I). Students work
through a 9-week summer online math course for
which they are placed by their math ACT.
Two study sessions are offered in the Twin Cities
where students can meet with the UMD math
instructor to get additional help and ask questions.
In addition to having the potential of moving up in the
sequence of required math courses, students benefit
from doing math over the summer prior to their first
college-level math course.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in
both the summer camp and online math course.
Goals of Program:
1. Increase student preparation for college level
mathematics and science.
2. Increase student persistence to pursue a STEM
undergraduate degree at UMD.
Swenson College of Science
and Engineering
Associate Dean SCSE, Penny Morton
[email protected]
Office of Cultural Diversity
Director, Susana Pelayo-Woodward
[email protected]
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