Upward Bound

College Simulation Experience

High School Students 

The first five weeks of the summer program are spent on campus. During the summer CSE, students take high school level curriculum classes, covering all types of subjects. Each student takes five core subjects - English, math, science, social studies and a foreign language. Students also choose elective classes - covering all disciplines. Past elective classes have included Murder 101, One Act Plays, Mythology, Environmental Biology, Movies and Math, and Beginning Sign Language.As part of the Upward Bound program, students participate in a six-week College Simulation Experience (CSE). The CSE is designed to help Upward Bound students prepare for the realities of college life. Students take classes, live in the MSSU residence halls, and participate in activities...just like real college students!

The last week of the CSE is a week of travel to a metropolitan area. Past groups have traveled to cites including Chicago, Boston, Denver, Houston, and Memphis. Students have the opportunity to tour other college campuses, visit museums and other area attractions of each city we visit.  Sound exciting? Apply now.


  • June 1, 2015 - July 2, 2015
  • The cultural trip is scheduled for July 6-10, 2015
  • Check out our CSE video on Youtube