Unfortunately because of the provisions of our grant, we cannot provide services to you. However, if you click here we have a list of similar programs that do not have the same restrictions on who they can serve.

No, they are not. If a UBMS chooses to apply to Marian, they must apply for admission and meet admission criteria in order to be accepted, just as any non-UBMS student would. It should be noted that UBMS students will be eligible for scholarships at Marian and tuition credit.

However pleased we may be with a student’s choice to attend our institution, we are not recruiting for Marian. Our goal is to help students graduate from high school and gain admission to a college or university of their choosing.

If you are performing well and would like to help your fellow UBMS students, you are more than welcome to come to sessions to help.

Due to the availability of our tutors, this isn’t a possibility at this time.

You may, so long as you are aware that tutors may already have scheduled sessions.

Due to the nature of our federal funding, we will be unable to accommodate non-UBMS students. If you know of someone who wants to receive tutoring services, you may refer them to their school counselor or encourage them to apply to join the program.

You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher or must have a GPA or 2.0 or higher for you most recent semester GPA. Regardless, you do need to have a sincere interest in attending college and improving on performance in high school.

Yes, students should be available to all classes, workshops, tutoring, and counseling sessions during the academic year. In addition, all students who have not yet graduated from high school should make a commitment to attend and complete the summer program. Seniors who have graduated will be expected to participate in the Summer Bridge Program. The dates for each component are communicated to students (and parents) in advance.

You will be/have been paired based on need and tutor availability.

You must stay at a session for at least one hour.

UBMS does not pay for tuition, nor does it provide scholarships. We do offer a monthly stipend for participation in the program. Services provided include financial literacy and assistance in securing funding for college.

To determine eligibility, please click here.

Bring the homework you need help with, your Chromebook, your text book, and any questions that you have. Read over material before you meet with a tutor.

The best course of action to talk with a student, parent, or family about eligibility is to be upfront, honest, respectful, and discreet.

Why are the UBMS schools limited to Fond du Lac and Horace Mann? Our high school is not listed, so may I still be considered?

The current grant allows funding for the program to serve those two schools. Unfortunately, we cannot serve other schools at this point.

Once students are accepted to the program, they will meet with Program Staff to discuss what needs exist. We will also use GPA, test scores, grades, and interests in determining academic need.

The summer program will be six weeks in length.

We are funded to serve 60 students in total from our target high schools. For the fiscal year 2013-2014, we are funded to serve 57, but may serve more if funding allows.

As with all of our other services, there is no cost for tutoring. However, if you fail to show up to a session without prior notice, the wages of the tutor will come out of your stipend check.

Students will be required to see a tutor at least one session a week.

We have set specific parameters to determine need. If you feel that you don’t need a tutor communicate with UBMS staff and work to raise your GPA and grades.

You are required to be at tutoring for 1 full hour during the two hour time-span. We do not expect Fond du Lac High students to be at tutoring right at 3:00pm.

You can have them fill out the bottom portion of the form or you can have an administrator, a student services staff member, or a former counselor fill it out (including those from previous schools).

We only need taxable income information from the household who is claiming you on their taxes. If your supporting parent has remarried, please include information from your stepparent as well.

Yes, you should.

Of the students we serve, 66% of them must meet both the income requirements and the first-generation requirement. The remaining 33% may meet one or the other.

If you are seeing teacher for help, we will need confirmation from that teacher each time you meet. If you are seeing a peer tutor, we need confirmation from your school counselor each time you meet.

If you are eligible, your application will be kept on file for review. In some cases this program would not be a good fit for a student. Otherwise a waiting list will be kept and students will be contacted as space becomes available.

Yes, you may, but no more than an hour a week. However, you must provide advance notice for the days you will need to come.  We want to make sure there is a tutor available for the subject that you need.

If there is any type of unsatisfactory results about the UBMS services, please inform the UBMS staff immediately after they are noticed.

Unless a student is remove or leaves the program, once a student is accepted, they do not need to reapply to the program.

No it is not. We will work with students to determine individual need. The courses that we offer during our summer program are experiential in nature and are designed to build upon what students are learning in their schools.

Contact program staff to see what other options are available.

If extracurricular activities or after-school employment interfere with the tutoring schedule, please inform the UBMS program staff as soon as possible for necessary arrangements. For any other attendance matters, please consult the policies of the UBMS Handbook. Students are required to have tutors’ permission to leave tutoring sessions.

In order to be part of UBMS, students need to commit to the following:
1. Attend school (scheduled classes, labs, etc.) regularly.
2. Enroll in rigorous course of study including college preparatory courses
3. Maintain satisfactory academic progress in all classes and a minimum GPA of 2.50.
4. Meet regularly with UBMS staff when they visit their school during the school year.
5. Attend UBMS activities and meetings during the school year.
6. Attend and complete the six-week summer program

(1) An individual neither of whose natural or adoptive parents received a baccalaureate [bachelor’s] degree; or
(2) A student who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided with and received support from only one natural or adoptive parent and whose supporting parent did not receive a baccalaureate [bachelor’s] degree.

An individual whose family taxable income did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount in the calendar year preceding the year in which the individual initially participates in the project. The poverty level amount is determined by using criteria of poverty established by the Bureau of the Census of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

To determine if this applies to you please see this chart: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html

The program is free of cost to students and their families. On occasion, we may require students to transport themselves to and from a designate drop-off point for activities. This will typically be the high school that they are attending. We, in fact pay you to be a part of our program. Click here to learn more about it.

Any absence will be treated like a missed program. Unless it is made up a stipend reduction may result.

Students who miss a tutoring session are expected to be responsible for make-up arrangements within two weeks of the missed session. Students with habitual unexcused absences are subject to being placed on probationary status.

If a student fails to attend a session without advance notice, and they are the only student scheduled to attend that session, their stipend check will be reduced by an amount equivalent to an hour of tutor wages.

Grades and GPA will be evaluate on a semester-by-semester basis. Any student who brings their grades and GPA above required amounts will no longer have to see a tutor.

The UBMS program is designed to assist students with and expose students to subject matter in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The courses are also designed to help enhance your skills in math and science. If you are not interested in any of those fields, you may still apply. While we hope to change your mind, preference will, however, be given to those who have expressed interest in the subject areas above.

You should still apply. You will be in both subject areas in addition to other related topics.

Work with them to figure out why you aren’t feeling like they’re helpful. If you are unable to determine the problem, talk with program staff.

To help our students gain more understanding of subject areas with which they are struggling. This will in turn lead to higher grades, better GPAs, and networking which will lead to more opportunities to get scholarships and get into college.

Students receive academic counseling and support, study skills training, and other services to help them fine-tune their academic skills and confidence including regular individual meetings with program staff. Sessions are held either at Marian University, Fond du Lac High School, or Horace Mann High School. Topics include: study skills, PSAT/SAT workshops, career development, financial aid, computer technology. College visits, cultural activities, field trips, community service and other special events are included as part of the academic year experience.

The summer academic initiatives accentuate on skill development and improvement in subjects such as mathematics, physical sciences, life sciences, technology, and languages. The program instructions include a combination of guest presenters, workshops, field trips, and hands-on activities that engage students and facilitate their exposure to a wide variety of career opportunities in mathematics and sciences.
The Summer Program is a six-week nonresidential, college immersion experience centered on innovative science and math programming.

Currently, math, science, and English.

Session will occur from 3:00pm – 5:00pm on the Marian Campus in Stayer Center Rooms 217/218. If for some reason this will not work for you, you will need to contact program staff.

Applications are available at both high schools; for Horace Mann High School, see Mrs. Heidi Aprill; for Fond du Lac High School, see Mrs. Jill Goebel or Mrs. Laurice Snyder. You can also find our application form here.

The summer program will be held on the Marian University campus. We will take field trips around the county of Fond du Lac and the State of Wisconsin. All transportation to field trip sites will be provided by the program.

Any student who is getting under a 2.5 GPA and/or is performing at a C+ or below in Math, English, and/or Science classes must see a tutor for the subject(s) they are performing poorly in. Students who have higher GPAs or better than a C+ may still come to tutoring sessions if they choose to.

Students may also be recommended by their parents, counselors, teachers, to take tutoring lessons, if they are not performing well in those subjects in spite of a B- or higher.

We are required by the Department of Education to meet specific standards. A certain number of our students must have a GPA higher than 2.5 each year. Any student who has a GPA higher than 2.5 may still see a tutor if they wish.

With UBMS, Marian wants to ultimately help resupplying the Fond du Lac area with qualified professionals in the STEM (Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics) fields. Therefore, local students have opportunities to gain new knowledge, participate in experiential learning, and prepare for future enriching careers. According to a study done by the Fond du Lac Area Chamber of Commerce in 2011, “Within 15 years, 19,500 positions are projected to be unfilled in Fond du Lac County. These positions will require education beyond a high school diploma.”

This program has no impact on your GPA in high school. At this time, class credit is not offered

Unfortunately, you will not get more money for coming to more sessions.

Tutors will have consistent schedules. If you do or don’t like a specific tutor, communicate with UBMS staff.

At this point in time there is not a plan to have tutors during the summer session. However, if you have a need, contact program staff.

Multiple students will be at sessions, however you will be able to get one on one help.