(Mathematics Achievement Program)

The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering’s Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity will be launching the Mathematics Achievement Program (MAP) to address and improve the mathematical deficiencies which prevent students in under resourced schools from succeeding in advanced high school math classes. The goals of MAP are

  • Students improve their math skills
  • Students are confident in their mathematical ability 
  • Students will understand the importance of improving their mathematical knowledge and how it will impact their overall performance in all college-ready subjects
  • Students will have opportunities to create hands-on projects, through math modeling
  • Student improve their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Students achieve an increased STEM identity and believe they can be future engineers and computer scientists.

Students will be recruited for the program in the 8th grade. Students accepted into the program will be asked to commit to the program for four years. Following is the framework for how the program will be implemented

Math Classes

  • 9th grade – Geometry (will consider students currently enrolled in Algebra 1)
  • 10th grade – Algebra II
  • 11th grade – Pre-Calculus
  • 12th grade – College application preparation

Program Structure

  • Morning – Mathematics instruction to address knowledge gaps and build core competency
  • Afternoon – Enrichment activities will be added to reinforce concepts and connect theory with application in order to ignite career interest in engineering and computing. This will include but not be limited to
    • Hands-on workshops;
    • Group projects
    • Tours of UCLA engineering research labs
    • Guest speakers (faculty/students/alumni)
    • Field trips to Aerospace, Energy and Technology companies

MAP Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply to the program.

  1. Students currently enrolled in the 9th grade
  2. Passed their 8th grade math class with a B or better
  3. Completing Geometry by June 2023. The Geometry requirement may be waived if the

     student is exceptionally strong in Algebra 1.

  1. Overall GPA of 3.0 or above

MAP Recruitment and Application Timeline

November  2022 – April  2023: MAP Application Period

January – March 2022: MAP Online Info Session 

February – April 2023 (Saturday Morning) – Online MDTP Math Assessment

                     Math Topics by Class:

                     Note: Student will assigned to a specific test based on the class they are

                             currently enrolled

April 2023: MAP Open House (for interested students and their parents)

May  2023 : MAP Admission Notification

September 2023: MAP Orientation: 

October 2023- May 2024: MAP Program – Cycle 2

If you are interested participation in the Mathematics achievement Program at UCLA, complete the interstate form linked below 

MAP Interest Form:

If you have any questions about the Mathematics Achievement Program, email