Our 2020 programs at the University of Florida, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, and Lehigh University are canceled due to COVID-19. Please see “Campuses” above for other program locations.
BLUEPRINT PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER IMMERSION
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
BLUEPRINT @ UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
College Park, MD 20742 | Open To High School Students Entering Grades 9 – 12
The University of Maryland at College Park is the state’s flagship university, and one of the nation’s preeminent research universities, a global leader in research, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Founded in 1856 as an agriculture college, the campus covers 1,200 acres of meticulously maintained grounds 7,500 documented trees and garden plantings, and a 400-acre Urban Forest.
The college is especially noted for its striking red-brick Georgian-style buildings, many fronted with towering white columns. McKeldin Mall, in the center of the campus, is the largest academic mall in the nation.
The university’s 41,000-plus students come from all fifty states and 123 countries. Notable graduates include Muppets creator Jim Henson, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, The Wire creator David Simon, and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David.
2020 PROGRAM DATES
|1-Week Program Dates: June 21 to June 27|
|2-Week Program Dates: June 21 to July 4|
TUITION FOR BLUEPRINT @ UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
(PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE)
Tuition is designed to cover everything your high school student will need while at their University of Maryland pre-college summer program! University housing. On-campus activities. Supervision. Classroom instruction. Three meals per day. Everything! You won’t even need to submit an additional application fee! We do suggest a little “walk around” money if students want to pick up snacks and things like that, but unless you want us to meet your student at the airport or your course has a small lab fee to cover materials, your program tuition covers absolutely everything! Learn more about Blueprint registration and tuition…
PROGRAM ENROLLMENT @ UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
We believe every student who wants to get ready for college should be able to! That’s why we’ve made registering as simple as possible through an updated system that is 100% online and can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. Click here to get started, and reach out to our enrollment team with any questions. We look forward to partnering with you in student success.
Enrollment in Blueprint Pre-College Summer Immersion at UMD is limited. Online registrations are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is sold out. To reserve your space, we strongly recommend completing our online registration process as early as possible.
Blueprint Pre-College Summer Immersion for high school students at University of Maryland – College Park offers courses that are both fun and rewarding. Each of our courses offer an overview of the subject in a 101 style course, with an introduction to career options within the field. All courses vary by campus.
- Our class sizes are carefully monitored, and small student-teacher ratios ensure that each students receives plenty of individual attention.
- Our instructors are of the highest caliber and come from across the country.
- Instructors are handpicked for each program. No tests. No homework. Students reconnect with the fun of learning through top-notch instruction in a stress-free setting.
All students will take two College and Career Success (CCS) seminars each day. Additionally, week one students will choose two out of four major concentration courses to explore. Our two week students will dive deeper into the CCS curriculum and campus immersion, which will be enhanced with the Introduction to Electives course, where they will get a taste of various subjects that can be studied outside of their major.
2020 Blueprint University of Maryland – College Park Pre-College Summer Immersion Courses
BEHSCI101: Introduction to Behavioral Sciences (Week 1)
Behavioral Sciences are an area of study that examines our society’s laws, infrastructure, institutions and the impacts they have on human development and socialization. This course gives an overview of some key areas of study within the field. Students will examine the psychology of our social systems; explore how studying abroad can spark your interest in law, political science or public health, make the distinction between counseling, social work, and social/human services and other behavioral science related professions. Areas of concentration include:
- Political Science
- Public Health
BUS101: Introduction to Business (Week 1)
For students interested in owning a business, managing a business or working within the business field, this course will be a comprehensive overview of the many different aspects of the business world. Through 5 business specialties, students will learn how to turn a bright idea into a business, look at social media and its role in business branding and marketing, working in Human Resources, managing athletes and other business related professions. Program areas of concentration are:
- Business Development
- Information Systems
- Sports Management
- Human Resources
ENG101: Introduction to Engineering (Week 1)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) was introduced by scientific administrators in 2001, and since then organizations and universities have been developing programs deeply rooted in the rigorous skills and educational foundation needed to pursue degrees and careers in these areas. However, a large number of students who may be interested in one of these areas, may still have questions about what they can actually pursue and how it can be applicable to their lives. This course is designed for those students. We will explore five of the most populars specialities within the field of engineering and dive into some projects that will give students an idea of how skills are applied such as: examining the concepts of building structures like bridges and tunnels, exploring medical technologies that help people with injuries and disabilities, rocket science and many other engineering related professions. Program areas of concentration are:
- Civil Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
MED101: Introduction to Medicine (Week 1)
The field of medicine and very broad field filled with a number of different specialties and levels of engagement. This course introduces students to some of the most highly sought professions within the field. Students will explore the various careers within the medical field, participate in basic medical skills and procedures, understand medical support professions and other healthcare related professions. Areas of concentration include:
- Allied Health Support
- Physical Therapy
GENSTUD101: General Studies/Intro to Electives (Week 2)
A significant number of courses that students must take in college are electives, or courses not directly related to their major. Currently, educators suggest that students take elective courses that will help them become more marketable in the workforce. We introduce some of the top chosen electives that will make any student’s resume pop:
- Personal Finance
- Public Speaking
- Business Writing
- Studying Abroad
- Civic/Global Leadership
The best experience of my daughter’s life. Her words. Thank you!
By the second day we had each other laughing hysterically on our way back from the dining hall! I couldn’t believe how quickly we all became friends.
I would HIGHLY recommend Blueprint to any family looking for a personal, high-value summer college experience.
Blueprint was the best part of my summer. It gave me a taste of college and helped me discover the type of college I would like to attend. I would not pass up a chance to do this program.