Frequently Asked Questions

What will students do in the Pre-College Access program?

The Pre-College Access program services include: six-week academic summer program with intensive math, science, writing and language training; year-round counseling, mentoring and academic support services; exposure to university faculty members who do research in mathematics and the sciences. Tutoring is also provided after-school and students receiving a C- or lower in academic subjects are required to attend tutoring appointments until their grades improve.

In addition, students go on educational field trips which supplement classroom activities and participate in cultural enrichment activities such as visits to museums, plays, and art exhibits as well as community service. In past years, UBMS students have visited the Pompeii Exhibit at the Discovery Museum in New York City, the Boston Museum of Science, and have attended Broadway shows

When does the Pre-College Access program meet?

The program meets every second Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Wesleyan's campus. Students are also required to attend a six-week academic enrichment program during the summer, which is usually held from mid-June to late July. Tutoring and advising is also available throughout the school week.

How do I qualify?

To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Students from Middletown High School
  • Meet the U.S. Department of Education requirements of low-income (taxable income) and/or first-generation college student status
  • Students who have demonstrated an aptitude to succeed in courses of math and science
  • Student plans to attend a college or university

What does it cost to participate in the program?

The program is free to its participants. However, there is an investment of time and effort required on the part of the student and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s).

How do I apply?

Students should complete the application with their parent/guardian and return it to our office. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Marek Mikunda, at or 860-685-3188.