Summer Horizons 2013 – Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Workshop on Preparation for Grad School.

We are looking forward to welcoming guests to UMBC’s campus for Summer Horizons 2013 on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. More information can be found on the PROMISE: AGEP website: Join us!


Summer Horizons 2012 at UMBC on Weds. July 18

UMBC will host the annual Summer Horizons program for undergraduate students and others who are interested in learning more about graduate school admission, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The 1-day workshop will feature sessions on the GRE, Statement of Purpose, Recommendation Letters, and other topics related to preparing for graduate school.  The keynote speaker will be the President of UMBC, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

The program will begin at 9:30 AM and will end at 12:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

This program is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about UMBC and the graduate admissions process.  The graduate school preparation material is applicable to most U.S. institutions.  Faculty and staff may invite prospective students to this event.  Visitors from out-of-town are welcome to attend.

More information will be posted on: The Summer Horizons page on the PROMISE Website. 

July 20 Grad School Admissions Summer Horizons Program on MyUMBC

We’ve just posted an announcement for the Summer Horizons program on MyUMBC. .  Please register if you plan to attend. If you are an undergraduate student, or if you have been working for a while and are interested in attending graduate school, please consider registering for this free event! This event will feature: a workshop on how to apply to graduate school, a panel of current graduate students who will provide tips for success, and a talk by Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, UMBC‘s President. We’ll see you on July 20!

An Open Invitation to Learn How to Apply to Graduate School

Dear Summer Program Directors and Future Graduate Students:

We would like to invite you and your summer students to our 2011 Summer Horizons program. Summer Horizons will feature information about the graduate school admissions process (e.g., Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation, the new GRE), a graduate student panel, and a motivational talk by UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski.  Our 1-day program will be held on Wednesday, July 20 in the Meyerhoff Chemistry Conference Room 120, on UMBC’s Campus, from 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:15 AM, and a light lunch will be served at 1:15 PM. Our focus will be admission to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) M.S., Ph.D., and M.D./Ph.D. Programs. We have information from schools across the nation regarding entry to graduate programs in these disciplines.

Summer Horizons is free of charge. It is co-sponsored by the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program (a program of the National Institutes of Health) and the PROMISE AGEP (a program of the National Science Foundation.)  Space is limited, but we want to accommodate interested students.  Please register on the Summer Horizons website ( and state your program and the number of students that you will bring. You may also encourage your students to apply directly.  If students are interested in a lab tour or meeting with faculty, please let us know and we will connect you with the relevant academic department. We hope that some of your students will be able to join us.

Best regards,

Renetta Tull, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development at UMBC and Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)

Justine Johnson, Associate Director of the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program