Upward Bound (UB) is an intensive intervention program that prepares students for higher education through various enrichment courses. Campus-based UB programs provide students instruction in literature, composition, mathematics, science, and foreign language during the school year and the summer. UB also provides intensive mentoring and support for students as they prepare for college entrance exams and tackle admission applications, financial aid, and scholarship forms. Recent analysis from the U.S. Department of Education showed that 86 percent of Upward Bound students in the 2013–14 high school graduation cohort enrolled immediately in college following high school graduation.
Juan Ortiz Torres
Interim Director of Upwardbound
Frequently Asked Questions:
You can start by clicking on the UB Interest Form link below!
If you are a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and a first-generation student or are a member of a low-income family you qualify!
This means your “parent(s) did not complete a 4-year college or university degree, regardless of other family member’s level of education."
Yes, everything is absolutely free! The only instance a student may need to pay for something out of pocket is if they decide to buy a souvenir from a trip we take throughout the year.