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Northwest Missouri State University

Calendar and Timeline

Below is a timeline beginning with the "current" school year. The timeline lists the major UBMS-related events so that students and parents know what to expect in the application and selection process. The timeline is followed by specific dates for the next few years assuming that funding for the UBMS program continues.

1st Year

Aug. - Sept.
  • The school year begins
  • Applicants are currently in grades 9-11
Oct. - Nov.
  • UBMS Central Staff will contact Counselors, Principals, and Math and Science teachers in targeted high schools to plan for the academic year.
Dec. - Jan.
  • Recruiting visits to target schools
  • Completed applications are accepted by UBMS for the upcoming summer session
Feb. - March
  • Applications are evaluated by UBMS staff
  • Invitations issued for Orientation
  • Orientation for first-time applicants and parents
  • Participants will be interviewed and meet other applicants and some staff members
  • UBMS staff reviews all application materials and issues invitations to Participants
June - July
  • UBMS holds 6-week summer session ("first" of June to "middle" of July"; exact dates change each year)

Returning Participants

Aug. - Sept.
  • New school year begins 
  • Participants now in grade 10-12
  • Fall Update form mailed to participants
  • Participants start on mentor meetings and projects
  • 1st Mentor Report form due to UBMS by Oct. 15
  • 1st installment of academic year stipend earned
Nov. - Jan.
  • Participants apply for another UBMS summer session
  • January 15 is Bridge application deadline 
  • January 31 is the deadline for returning high school students to commit for summer
  • 2nd Mentor Report due to UBMS
  • 2nd installment of stipend earned
Feb. - March
  • Applications, mentor reports, and progress on projects reviewed
  • Invitations for 2nd year of UBMS or for Bridge issued
  • Bridge students choose classes for summer enrollment
  • 3rd Mentor Report due to UBMS
  • Final Project Report due to UBMS
  • 3rd installment of stipend earned
  • Mentor's stipend earned
June - July
  • UBMS/Bridge summer session

Scheduled UBMS Activities

For 2014 (tentative)

Sat.,April 12 Orientation for new participants
Sat., June 7 UBMS moves in
Sat., June 7 Bridge moves in
Mon., June 9 College classes start for Bridge
Thurs., July 3 Bridge classes complete
Fri.- Sun., July 4-6 Weekend Home; Bridge goes home 
Sat., July 19 Awards, UBMS goes home