Admission to Program

Eligibility Requirements

Selection of Upward Bound Participants will be based on the applicant's:

  • Status as a First Generation College-bound Student {neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree (four-year) degree} AND/OR their family's income does not exceed the guidelines determined by the U.S. Department of Education AND/OR the student is at a high risk for academic failure
  • Motivation to Participate
  • Academic Needs & Potential
  • Teacher & Counselor Recommendations
  • Has Completed the 8th Grade but has not yet entered the 12th Grade

Application to the program does not guarantee admission. However, eligible students who are not selected due to space limitations will be placed on a waiting list.

Application Steps

1)      Submit an Upward Bound Program Application & Materials:

  • Program Application
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Official Transcript (has all courses that the student has taken - student can request from the school's counselor or registrar's office)
  • Copy of Parent(s)' Most Recent Federal Tax Form 1040A, 1040,1040EZ, Social Security Benefits, and/or Proof of Unemployment (to verify income meets the guidelines determined by the U.S. Department of Education)

2)      Student & Parent(s) Complete an Interview with the Supervisor and Advisor. Upon completion of the above steps, the parent(s) will be contacted to complete the interview.